About Us

We study how complex neural systems shape behavior and cognition, and how dysfunction in these systems tracks the emergence of psychopathology

About SNaP Lab

We seek a deep understanding of the pathways linking brain networks to behavior and psychopathology. Achieving this understanding requires mutlidisciplinary research aiming to understand how cognition, behavior, and psychopathology emerge from the dynamic interactions between brain regions, and how those interactions change across development.

At SNaP Lab, we address specific questions relevant to this intersection of psychiatry and brain sciences: How do we improve the predictive models that link structure, function, and disease? How do we tease apart the brain markers that are specific to certain axes of psychiatric disorder from those that are general across disorders? How do we integrate our understanding of psychopathology with underlying neurodevelopmental processes to understand the root causes of mental illness? We probe these and related questions through the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal neuroimaging data that we model with network analysis and machine learning.

The schematic below illustrates the three arms of our research program that cut across the aforementioned research questions.

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

Linden Parkes

Dr Parkes is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research and the director of SNaP Lab. Linden earned his PhD from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) working with Murat Yucel, Alex Fornito, and Ben Fulcher. Linden completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania working with Dani S. Bassett and Theodore D. Satterthwaite.

Lab members

Ahmad Beyh

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Ahmad Beyh is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SNaP Lab at CAHBIR, Rutgers University. Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the American University of Beirut and earned a Masters and PhD from King's College London working with Marco Catani, Flavio Dell’Acqua, and Dominic ffytche. Before joining SNaP Lab, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London working with Semir Zeki. Ahmad's work has focused on the connectivity and function of the healthy and injured brain in the context of visuospatial learning, motion and color perception in the Riddoch syndrome, and neuroaesthetics.