Yong He, Ph.D., Changjiang Distinguished Professor

E-mail: yong.he#bnu.edu.cn


  • Human brain connectome
  • Multimodal neuroimaging
  • Connectome development from infancy to early childhood
  • Connectome dysfunction in brain disorders


  • 2002.07-2005.05: Ph.D., National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 1999.09-2002.06: M.Sc., School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • 1993.09-1997.06: B.Sc., School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, China


  • 2019.04-present: Director, International Science Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2017.03-present: Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2017.01-present: Founding Director, Beijing Key Laboratory of Brain Imaging and Connectomics, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2016.01-present: Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2013.06-present: Principal Investigator, IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2013.09-present: Professor, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2015.09-2017.11: Director, Imaging Center for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2008.01-2013.08: Investigator, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2005.06-2007.12: Post-doctoral Fellow, McConnell Brain Imaging Center, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


  • Associate Editor: Human Brain Mapping, 2017-date
  • Editor Board: Neuroimage, 2018-date
  • Editor Board: Neuroimage: Clinical, 2018-date
  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2015-2018
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2014-2017
  • Academic Editor: PLoS ONE, 2010-2017
  • Editor Board: Brain Informatics, 2013-2017
  • Editor Board: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 2014-date
  • Editor Board: Brain Connectivity, 2010-date


  • 2019: National High-Level Personnel of Special Support Program (Ten Thousand Talents Plan), China
  • 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016: Highly Cited Researchers (Neuroscience & Behavior), Clarivate Analytics
  • 2017, 2016, 2015: The Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Neuroscience), Elsevier
  • 2015: Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Ministry of Education, China
  • 2015: National Award for Natural Sciences (Second Class, Rank 2), Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • 2015: Award for Progress in Science and Technology (First Class, Rank 3), Ministry of Education, China
  • 2015: Technology-Empowered Beijing: Top 100 Leading Talents, Beijing, China
  • 2015: Special Government Allowances of the State Council, China
  • 2014: Beijing Natural Science Award (Second Class, Rank 1), Beijing, China
  • 2013: National Award for Progress in Science and Technology (Second Class, Rank 5), Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • 2013: Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth, China
  • 2012: National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China
  • 2011: APS Observer Rising Stars, Association for Psychological Science (APS), USA
  • 2009: “Scopus Young Scientist” Award for Life Sciences, Elsevier
  • 2008: Beijing Natural Science Award (Third Class, Rank 2), China
  • 2007: Travel Award for the 13th Human Brain Mapping Conference, NIMH
  • 2006: Travel Award for the 12th Human Brain Mapping Conference, OHBM
  • 2006: Jeanne Timmins Costello Fellowship, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • 2004: President Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences


  • Computational Research of Human Brain Functional Connectomes During Early Childhood, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Program), No. 31830034, 01/2019-12/2023, Role on project: PI
  • National High-Level Personnel of Special Support Program (Ten Thousand Talents Plan), 01/2019-12/2021, Role on Project: PI
  • Computation and Clinical Application Studies of Human Brain Connectomes Based on Fast Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Major International (Regional) Joint Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81620108016, 01/2017-12/2021, Role on project: PI
  • Changjiang Scholar Professorship Award, Ministry of Education, China, 05/2016-05/2021, Role on project: PI


  • Xia M, Si T, Sun X, Ma Q, Liu B, Wang L, Meng J, Chang M, Huang X, Chen Z, Tang Y, Xu K, Gong Q, Wang F, Qiu J, Xie P, Li L, He Y, and DIDA-Major Depressive Disorder Working Group (2019) Reproducibility of functional brain alterations in major depressive disorder: Evidence from a multisite resting-state functional MRI study with 1,434 individuals. NeuroImage 189:700-714.
  • Zhao T, Liao X, Fonov V, Wang Q, Men W, Wang Y, Qin S, Tan S, Gao J, Evans A, Tao S, Dong Q, He Y (2019) Unbiased age-specific structural brain atlases for Chinese pediatric population. NeuroImage 189:55-70.
  • Sha Z, Wager T, Mechelli A, He Y (2019) Common dysfunction of large-scale neurocognitive networks across psychiatric disorders. Biol Psychiatry 85(5):379-388.
  • Xu Y, Cao M, Liao X, Xia M, Wang X, Jeon T, Ouyang M, Chalak L, Rollins N, Huang H, He Y (2019) Development and emergence of individual variability in the functional connectivity architecture of the preterm human brain. Cereb Cortex 29(10):4208-4222.
  • Zhao T, Xu Y, He Y (2019) Graph theoretical modeling of baby brain networks. NeuroImage 185:711-727.
  • Cao M, Huang H, He Y (2017) Developmental connectomics from infancy through early childhood. Trends Neurosci 40:494-506.
  • Liao X, Vasilakosd A, He Y (2017) Small-world human brain networks: perspectives and challenges. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 77:286–300.
  • Liao X, Cao M, Xia M, He Y (2017) Individual differences and time-varying features of modular brain architecture. NeuroImage 152:94–107.
  • Xia M, He Y (2017) Functional connectomics from a big data perspective. NeuroImage 160:152-167.
  • Gong Q, He Y (2015) Depression, neuroimaging and connectomics: a selective overview. Biol Psychiatry 77(3):223-235.
  • Huang H, Shu N, Mishra V, Jeon T, Chalak L, Wang J, Rollins N, Gong G, Dong Q, He Y (2015) Development of human brain structural networks through infancy and childhood. Cereb Cortex 25: 1389-1404.
  • Wang J, Zuo X, Dai Z, Xia M, Zhao Z, Zhao X, Jia J, Han Y, He Y (2013) Disrupted functional brain connectome in individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Biol Psychiatry 73:472-481.
  • Liang X, Zou Q, He Y, Yang Y (2013) Coupling of functional connectivity and regional cerebral blood flow reveals a physiological basis for network hubs of the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci 110:1929-1934.
  • Cao Q, Shu N, An L, Wang P, Sun L, Xia M, Wang J, Gong G, Zang Y, Wang Y, He Y (2013) Probabilistic diffusion tractography and graph-theory analysis reveal abnormal white-matter structural connectivity networks in drug-nave boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Neurosci 33(26):10676-87.

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