Omar Chishti

Omar Chishti

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • connectomics • brain • networks • structure-function association • brain atlases


Academic education

since 2023 Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Carsten Finke, Klaus-Robert Müller, and Daniel Margulies
since 2023 Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2018–2022 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, USA



2023    Grass Foundation Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society



Chishti, O., Collins, E., McGrath, H., Zhang, T., Quraishi, I., Hirsch, L., Benjamin, C., Damisah, E., Zaveri, H. P., Spencer, D., & Sivaraju, A. (2023, December). Multitask language mapping to visualize the spatial configuration of polyfunctional language cortex [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Orlando, USA.

Chishti, O., Obaid, S., Hyder, F., Spencer, D., & Zaveri, H. P. (2022, December). Quantifying individual variation in structural connectomes for localizing network changes in epilepsy [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Nashville, USA.



McGrath, H., Zaveri, H. P., Collins, E., Jafar, T., Chishti, O., Obaid, S., Ksendzovsky, A., Wu, K., Papademetris, X., & Spencer, D. (2022). High-resolution cortical parcellation based on conserved brain landmarks for localization of multimodal data to the nearest centimeter. Scientific Reports, 12, 18778.

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