Yasser Alemán-Gómez

University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)

Lausanne University Hospital,
Radiology Department (CHUV)
Lausanne University Hospital, Psychiatry Department 
University of Lausanne, Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM)

Email: yasser (dot) aleman (dash) gomez (at) chuv (dot) ch
Phone: +41 21 3141537
Postal address: Centre de Recherche en Radiologie (RC7), Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne
Office: Rue Centrale 7, 4th floor, CH-1003 Lausanne


Research interests

Yasser’s main research interest and focus have always been on neuroimaging, in particular, neuroanatomy (brain topology and connectome-based). His research aims at developing innovative, sensitive brain biomarkers for improving healthcare for mental disorders. To this end, he combines in vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging from different modalities (e.g. T1-weighted, DWI and fMRI). His overarching goal consist in translational science and to this end, he develops new easy-to-use image processing strategies that provide innovative morphometric tools for accurate tracking of in vivo MRI-based brain changes.

Short Bio

Yasser has a BSc. and MSc in Nuclear and Energetic Technologies Engineering and he obtained his PhD in Advanced Electronic Systems. His thesis was titled ‘Advanced morphometric techniques applied to the study of human brain anatomy’. In 2017 he moved to Lausanne as a postdoctoral researcher (50%) funded by the Interdisciplinary funds of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine “Thalamus abnormalities: towards biomarkers in early psychosis”, lead by Dr Philippe Baumann, Dr. Pascal Steullet (Department of Psychiatry, CHUV), and Dr. Meritxell Bach Cuadra (MIAL, Radiology Department, CIBM). The project involves the investigation of structural and functional connectivity of these nuclei as well as their micro-structural properties. He is currently working at Connectomics Lab from Department of Radiology (Prof. P. Hagmann), and with Psychiatry Department (Prof. K. Do) at CHUV.