I am an Instructor in Radiology with expertise in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). My PhD focused on using structural, diffusion, and functional MRI to study cognitive functions and related neuroanatomy in very preterm born adults. I completed my postdoctoral training at the Martinos Center where I was trained in PET. My research interest is in using neuroimaging to better understand the structure and function of the of the brain and how alterations lead to behavioral differences in psychiatric disorders, with a focus on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). My efforts towards this goal include the first investigations of in vivo neuroepigenetics in adults with ASD and bipolar disorder. In the long term, I hope my research can contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals with psychiatric disorders.


PhD in Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

Select Publications

1. Tseng CJ, McDougle CJ, Hooker JM, Zürcher NR. (2022). Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Histone deacetylases. Biological Psychiatry 91(11):922-933.

2. Tseng CJ*, Gilbert TM*, Catanese MC, Hightower BG, Peters AT, Parmar AJ, Kim M, Wang C, Roffman JL, Brown HE, Perlis RH, Zürcher NR, Hooker JM. (2020). In Vivo Human Brain Expression of Histone Deacetylases in Bipolar Disorder. Translational Psychiatry 10(1):224.

3. Zürcher NR, Loggia ML, Mullett JE, Tseng C, Bhanot A, Richey L, Hightower BG, Wu C, Parmar AJ, Butterfield RI, Dubois JM, Chonde DB, Izquierdo-Garcia D, Wey HY, Catana C, Hadjikhani N, McDougle CJ, Hooker JM. (2021). [11C]PBR28 MR-PET imaging reveals lower regional brain expression of translocator protein (TSPO) in young adult males with autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Psychiatry 26: 1659–1669.


Certificate of Merit, MGH 8th Annual Radiology Research Celebration Poster Session, 2019