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Who we are

The scope of the Brain–Art SIG is to promote the exchange between Art & Science by fostering the dialogue between artists and members of the OHBM community. We aim to (1) encourage artistic approaches and perspectives to understanding human brain function, (2) facilitate the development of novel approaches for the visualization of scientific data, and (3) provide a model of interaction between disciplines while enhancing the public outreach of OHBM. We achieve these goals through annual activities such as the Brain–Art Exhibition and the Brain–Art Competition.


Board Members

Current Officers

July 2021 - 2022 term


Chair: Zoltan Nagy, MSc, PhD, University of Zurich Twitter
Secretary: Désirée Lussier, MS, PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
Treasurer: Livio Tarchi, MD, University of Florence
Art Exhibition Manager: Sanja Budsavljevic, MSc, PhD, Nestlé Research Lausanne
Website and Communication Manager: Anastasia Brovkin, PhD candidate, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg University Twitter


Chair Elect: Lena Oestreich, PhD, University of Queensland
Treasurer Elect: Livio Tarchi, MD, University of Florence
Secretary Elect: Gladys Heng, PhD, Nanyang Technological University
Art Exhibition Manager Elect: Robin Gutzen, MSc, PhD Student, Research Centre Juelich Twitter
Website and Communications Manager Elect: Xinhu Li, MS, PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

Immediate Past Chair: AmanPreet Badhwar, MSc, PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
Immediate Past Secretary: Valentina Borghesani PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
Immediate Past Treasurer: Sridar Narayanan, PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital, McGill University
Immediate Past Art Exhibition Manager: Ting Xu, PhD, Child Mind Institute Twitter


Past Officers

July 2020 - 2021 term

Chair: AmanPreet Badhwar, MSc, PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
Secretary: Valentina Borghesani PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
(Note: since the SIG is still very new, and a lot of heavy lifting is required at this phase, VB graciously agreed to extend her Secretary role into the July 2019 - June 2020 term)
Treasurer: Sridar Narayanan, PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital, McGill University
(Note: added to SIG November 2019, upon request for a Treasurer by OHBM central)
Art Exhibition Manager: Ting Xu, PhD, Child Mind Institute Twitter
(Note: TX preferred this role over Secretary-Elect, though she had initially signed up for Secretary-Elect)
Advisors: Daniel Margulies, PhD, ICM - CNRS, and Pierre Bellec, PhD, Université de Montréal
Three liaison roles were also added: (1) Alain Dagher was assigned the role of OHBM Fundraising Committee liaison, (2) Valentina Borghesani was assigned the role of Diversity Committee liaison, and (3) our Council liaison is Cameron Craddock.

Chair-Elect: Zoltan Nagy, MSc, PhD, University of Zurich Twitter
Secretary-Elect: Roselyne Chauvin, PhD, Washington University Twitter)
Treasurer-Elect: Peter Kochunov, University of Maryland School of Medicine Twitter
Art Exhibition Manager-Elect: Désirée Lussier, MS, PhD, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal Twitter
Website and Communication Manager-Elect: Anastasia Brovkin, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg University Twitter

July 2019 - June 2020 term

Chair: Alain Dagher
Secretary: Valentina Borghesani
Treasurer: Sridar Narayanan
Chair-Elect: AmanPreet Badhwar
Secretary-Elect: Ting Xu
Advisors: Daniel Margulies, Pierre Bellec

Dec 2018 - June 2019 term

Chair: Alain Dagher
Secretary: Valentina Borghesani
Chair-Elect: AmanPreet Badhwar
Secretary-Elect: Ting Xu
Advisors: Daniel Margulies, Pierre Bellec