Anupa Ambili Vijayakumari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anupa Ambili Vijayakumari, Ph.D.Diffusion & Connectomics In Precision Healthcare Research (DiCIPHR)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing & Analytics
Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania



Richards Medical Research Laboratories, Floor 7
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, India
M.Tech in Biotechnology, SRM University, India
B.Tech in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Kerala University, India


Research Interests

My current research focuses on understanding the white matter impairment in traumatic brain injury patients. Ph.D. was aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of schizophrenia using brain imaging modalities like functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (fMRS) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). Previous post doctoral research experiences were on understanding the working memory deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment using fMRI and fMRS, and language and memory impairments in patients with epilepsy using fMRI.

Published Material

For a full list of publications you can go to: Google Scholar.



Anupa A Vijayakumari, Bejoy Thomas, Ramshekhar N Menon, and Chandrasekharan Kesavadas. Aberrant Glutamatergic Neurotransmission in the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Preliminary Evidence from Task-Based Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Program number 1345. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 26 (2018)