Janine D. Bijsterbosch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Janine D. Bijsterbosch, PhD, is an assistant professor of radiology and a principal investigator in the Computational Imaging Research Center for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Having worked in brain imaging since 2007, Bijsterbosch’s multidisciplinary background combines advanced computational MRI analysis tools with experience in clinical applications such as depression and anxiety. She heads the Personomics Lab, which aims to understand how brain connectivity patterns differ from one person to the next, by studying the “personalized connectome.” Using population datasets such as the UK Biobank, the lab adopts cutting-edge analysis techniques to study functional connectivity networks and their role in behavior, performance, mental state, disease risk, treatment response and physiology. Bijsterbosch is also an advocate for open science, serving as editor of open data replication reports for the NeuroImage family of journals, as well as chair of the Open Science Special Interest Group with the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. She is also involved with international teaching efforts as co-chair of the FSL Course Organizing Committee and lead author of a textbook on functional connectivity analyses, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Research Interests

functional brain connectivity networks, brain imaging correlates of mental health

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Education History


University of Sheffield


University of Sheffield


Maastricht University


Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Society of Biological Psychiatry