Vote for Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo for OHBM Council Chair

Dear members of the R-fMRI Network,

As a current member of OHBM, you are cordially invited to participate in the council election of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). The elected nominees will represent you to work on the OHBM Council and Program Committee.

One of the Council-Chair nominees is an outstanding scientist from China, Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo from Chinese Academy of Sciences. As the Nominating Committee calls diversity (include but are not limited to, gender and geography) in the council (please refer to a recent blog posted by the OHBM Diversity & Gender Task Force on the topic of diversity), we encourage you to vote for Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo for both his excellence in leadership and the geographic diversity. 


Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Biomathematics).

Distinguished Research Professor, Institute of Psychology

Principle Investigator, Lifespan Connectomics and Behavior Team (

Director, MRI Research Center, CAS Institute of Psychology

Deputy Director, Academic Committee of CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science


Dr. Zuo is dedicated to promoting international collaborations to accelerate the development of human neuroimaging. He draws from extensive experience in international academic organizations and projects. He provides computational methodology support for the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project; serves as the co-founder and project coordinator of the Consortium for Reliability and Reproducibility (CoRR), which collects imaging data from more than one hundred laboratories around the world; and is the founder and coordinator of the Chinese Color Nest Project (CCPN) which targets a normative developmental trajectory of the human brain across life span. He has heavily engaged in the setup of multiple academic consortiums with the aim to promote the standardization of human brain imaging techniques, including the Chinese Association of Brain Imaging and the REST-meta-MDD consortium. He applies excellent leadership and organization skills in all his research and academic commitments. He also actively serves in academic associations, as the editor of many international academic journals, such as Network Neuroscience, Science Bulletin, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics/Neurology/Neuroscience/Psychology. Concerned with spreading the knowledge and technology of brain imaging, he regularly organizes courses on human connectomics and international conferences on the human brain development. Moreover, he with his team have made outstanding academic contributions to the study on the human brain mapping of its methodology, reliability and reproducibility as well as lifespan development. He has published more than one hundred papers in academic journals, including Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, and The Journal of Neuroscience topics - with a total citation count of 9,400 indicated by Google Scholar.

Please vote online via the OHBM website, before May 5th at 11:59 PM US CST. If you are not an OHBM member yet, please register through this link. The results will be announced during the Town Hall Meeting, June 28th, 2017, during the OHBM Annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

Your vote matters for the minority representations, and we appreciate your support for the Chinese scholar, Dr. Xi-Nian Zuo.


Chao-Gan YAN, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Deputy Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China