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Research Outline      2017-07-28 15:26:56

I am Hsiang-Yuan Lin, M.D., double board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and general psychiatrist in Taiwan. I have served as an attending physician at Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan since July 2013. Since Feb. 2015, I have been promoted as a clinical lecturer at Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. I work with my mentor, Prof. Susan Shur-Fen Gau, M.D., Ph.D., to investigate clinical presentation and treatment, neuropsychological processes, and neuroimaging phenotypes of autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In the past 4 years, my main research focus has been on applying neuroimaging methods, including resting-state and task-based functional MRI, structural MRI, diffusion spectrum imaging tractography, to characterize the disorders, dissect their heterogeneity, and explore the mechanisms of psychopharmacological treatment. 

I am currently based in QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Insitute, Brisbane, Australia as a visiting scientist (funded by the fellowship endowed by the Ministry of Technology and Science, Taiwan); am currently working with Prof. Micheal Breakspear to investigate brain dynamics of ASD, aiming to advance knowledge of mechanisms of ASD.

As a clinician and clinical neuroscientist, I am also collecting neuroimaging and behavioural data to characterize minimally verbal children with ASD (this project is starting since end 2016 and also funded by the Ministry of Technology and Science, Taiwan). I am also involved in the collaboration project with Autism Speaks to initiate parent-skills training (as a co-principal investigator), and in charge in imaging data analysis and interpretation in a on-going project of longitudinal effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment on high-functioning youth with ASD.