Nanthia Suthana, PhD
2015 Joseph Drown,
Dr. Suthana completed her graduate training in the UCLA Neuroscience interdepartmental Ph.D. program and postdoctoral training in the Department of Neurosurgery prior to joining faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science and Neurosurgery. Dr. Suthana’s research focuses on understanding the neuronal basis of learning and memory using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and intracranial single-unit and local field potential recordings in neurosurgical patients. Her research also focuses on the development of non-invasive methods that can restore memory in patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. In her Friends Scholar project, she will use transcranial magnetic stimulation guided by high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging to treat memory problems in patients with mild cognitive impairment at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Suthana is also collaborating with laboratories in the School of Engineering to develop a novel wireless neuroprosthetic device for treatment of memory and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.