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Lucina Q. Uddin


  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness




The Uddin lab is broadly focused on investigating the relationship between brain connectivity and cognition in typical and atypical development.

Within a cognitive neuroscience framework, their research uses magnetic resonance imaging to examine the organization of human brain networks supporting high-level cognitive processes. Their current projects focus on understanding brain network dynamics and cognitive flexibility in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.


  • Universal Scientific Education and Research Network Laureate in Medical Sciences, 2017
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, 2015
  • NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists R01, 2015
  • International Society for Autism Research Slifka/Ritvo Innovation in Autism Research Award, 2013

Relevant Publications

  • Bolt, T., Anderson, M.L., & Uddin, L.Q. (2018). Beyond the evoked/intrinsic neural process dichotomy. Network Neuroscience, 2(1), 1-22.
  • Uddin, L.Q. & Karlsgodt, K.H. (2018). Future directions for examination of brain networks in neurodevelopmental disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47(3), 483-497.
  • Uddin, L.Q., Dajani, D.R., Voorhies, W., et al. (2017). Progress and roadblocks in the search for brain-based biomarkers of autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 7(8), e1218. DOI: 10.1038/tp.2017.164
  • Uddin, L.Q. (2015). Salience processing and insular cortical function and dysfunction. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16(1), 55-61. DOI: 10.1038/nrn3857.
  • Dajani, D.R. & Uddin, L.Q. (2015). Demystifying cognitive flexibility: Implications for clinical and developmental neuroscience.Trends in Neurosciences, 38(9), 571-578. DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2015.07.003

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