Dr Chao Suo received his Bachelor of Optics at the Institute of Physics, Nankai University and his Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. After being employed by Howard Florey Institute, and working with the Neuroimaging Team at the animal MRI facility, Chao conducted his PhD research from 2009 to 2013 at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, focusing on neurogenesis and intervention-related brain plasticity among an ageing population.
Currently, Chao works as the lab manager of BMH laboratory. Also, as a research fellow, he carries out research projects using multiple-modalities of imaging methods (including structural MRI, functional MRI and MR spectroscopy) to understand OCD and addiction, as well as other intervention related brain changes for these cohorts.
Chye, Y., Suo, C., Yücel, M., den Ouden, L., Solowij, N., Lorenzetti V. (2017). Cannabis-related hippocampal volumetric abnormalities specific to subregions in dependent users. Psychopharmacology, 234, 2149-2157.
Suo C., et al., ... & Valenzuela, M. J. (2017). Midlife managerial experience i slinked to late life hippocampal morphology and function. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 11, 333-345.
Suo C., et al., ... & Valenzuela, M. J. (2016). Therapeutically relevant structural and functional mechanisms triggered by physical and cognitive exercise. Molecular Psychiatry, 21, 1633-1642.