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Ksenija Marinkovic

Adjunct Associate Professor, Radiology

Ksenija Marinkovic, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology at UCSD School of Medicine. After getting her Ph.D. from UCLA, she spent a few years in France as a postdoctoral fellow and has since held academic positions in Radiology departments at the University of Utah, Harvard University, and UCSD (since 2008). In 2014 she joined the Psychology Department at San Diego State University as Associate Professor and is a core faculty member of the Center of Excellence in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience. She serves as faculty in SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology as well as in Language and Communicative Disorders and is Director of the Spatio-Temporal Brain Imaging Laboratory.

Dr. Marinkovic is a cognitive neurophysiologist with extensive experience in multimodal functional brain imaging including magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), functional and structural MRI, and psychophysiological measures of autonomic functions. Broadly, she is interested in spatio-temporal (i.e. "where and when") characteristics of distributed neural circuits underlying cognitive and emotional functions such as cognitive control, language, and perception of emotion. Of particular interest are alcohol-induced impairments of self-regulatory functions which may contribute to increased drinking and alcohol dependence as a function of family history and neurotransmitter genetic markers. The synergistic approach based on complementary imaging methods is well-suited for obtaining highly precise insight into on-line dynamics of these processes, with implications for individualized prevention strategies and pharmacogenetics.

Ksenija Marinkovic