John Darrell Van Horn
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Engineering
Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI)
Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI)
Department of Neurology
Research OverviewPrior to coming to USC, I was previously on the faculty at Dartmouth College (2000-2007) and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA; 2007-2013), conducting work using neuroimaging methods to examine patterns of functional activation, structural morphometry, and regional connectivity. My work has been published in many top-tier journals (e.g. Nature Neuroscience, NeuroImage, Journal of Neurotrauma, PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports, PNAS, among others).
My research program is centered on the informatics of neuroimaging and related biomedical data for the identification of patterns and biomarkers in brain health and disease. This work focuses on the multimodal neuroimaging of normal subjects, those with brain trauma, and age-related disease, contrasting patterns of neuroanatomy, the quantification of brain connectomics, brain function, and the role of computational approaches to dealing with large-scale neuroscience data. In each of these areas I am a recognized expert and much sought after collaborator. In total, I have published >130 research articles and chapters. My current h-index is 44 (as of May 2017), representing the impressive impact of my scholarly work in our field.
My formal university teaching has included undergraduate courses on functional neuroimaging using fMRI and, most recently, human neuroanatomy. I have also given numerous lectures on neuroimaging-related topics to graduate students. I have supervised several graduate students and post-doctoral fellows doing work relevant to neuroimaging applications in traumatic brain injury, bipolar disorder, and brain aging. I have also worked with engineering and mathematics students on quantitative methods for neuroimage data processing. Through the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI; http://www.ini.usc.edu) at USC, I work closely with the director to develop graduate training activities in the area of neuroimaging, informatics, quantitative analysis, visualization, as well as basic and clinical applications (e.g. neurotrauma, stroke, etc).
As a faculty member in the USC NGP program, I am honored to help program leaders and committee chairpersons with the selection of graduate students and taking part in developing new programmatic courses and content.
Most importantly, I look forward to opportunities for advising and mentoring USC NGP students conducting their research in neuroimaging methods, brain mapping and analysis, clinical neuroscience, connectomic modeling, etc. I am committed to recruiting top students to the program and actively participate in recruitment events, retreats, and fund raising opportunities. Moreover, I seek to attract NGP Ph.D. students to our USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, provide scientific guidance, as well as financial support during their dissertation studies. I have previous experience in all of these areas and feel that its fantastic that I am able to apply them further toward USC Neuroscience Graduate Program education and training.
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
2025 Zonal Avenue, SHN
Los Angeles, CA 90033
- Ph.D. - University of London
- M.Eng. - University of Maryland College Park
- B.A. - Eastern Washington University
- Post-Doc - National Institute of Mental Health
Selected PublicationsView a complete PubMed searchView a complete Google Scholar search
- PubMed Link
Irimia A, Torgerson CM, Jacokes ZJ, Van Horn JD.
Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 11;7:46401. doi: 10.1038/srep46401.
Van Horn JD, Bhattrai A, Irimia A.
Trends Neurosci. 2017 Jan;40(1):39-59. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.10.007.
- PubMed Link
Chen C, Van Horn JD; GENDAAR Research Consortium.
Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 Feb;11(1):38-61. doi: 10.1007/s11682-015-9504-3.
Irimia A, Van Horn JD.
Brain Connect. 2016 Mar;6(2):152-63. doi: 10.1089/brain.2015.0360.
Irimia A, Van Horn JD.
J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Apr;22(4):627-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2014.09.019.
Goh SY, Irimia A, Torgerson CM, Tubi MA, Real CR, Hanley DF, Martin NA, Vespa PM, Van Horn JD.
Brain Inj. 2015;29(4):438-45. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.989907.
Torgerson CM, Irimia A, Goh SY, Van Horn JD.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Mar;36(3):827-38. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22667.
Van Horn JD, Irimia A, Torgerson CM, Chambers MC, Kikinis R, Toga AW.
PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37454. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037454.
Sayo A, Jennings RG, Van Horn JD.
Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 2;59(1):154-67. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.07.011.
- Neuroimaging databases as a resource for scientific discovery.
Van Horn JD, Wolfe J, Agnoli A, Woodward J, Schmitt M, Dobson J, Schumacher S, Vance B.
Int Rev Neurobiol. 2005;66:55-87.