Hesheng Liu, PhD

Professional Information


Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital


PhD Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China,

Martinos Faculty


Mailing Address

Building 149, Room 2301
13th Street
Charlestown,, MA 02129 USA

General Contact Information



research focused on multi-modal brain imaging aimed at understanding individual
differences. A major goal of our work is to improve surgical planning for
epilepsy and brain tumor patients. Another goal is to develop imaging
phenotypes that will help us identify genetic underpinnings of some psychiatric
diseases such as schizophrenia.

Selected Publications:

Mueller S,
Wang D, Pan R, Holt D, Liu H. Abnormalities in Hemispheric Specialization of
Caudate Nucleus Connectivity in Schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry 2015;


Langs G,
Wang D, Golland P, Mueller S, Pan R, Sabuncu MR, Sun W, Li K, Liu H. Identifying
Shared Brain Networks in Individuals by Decoupling Functional and Anatomical
Variability. Cereb. Cortex. 2015


Wang D,
Buckner RL, Liu H. Functional Specialization in the Human Brain Estimated By
Intrinsic Hemispheric Interaction. J Neurosci. 2014; 34(37): 12341-12352.


Zeng L,
Wang D, Fox MD, Sabuncu M, Hu D, Ge M, Buckner RL, Liu H. A Neurobiological
Basis of Head Motion in Brain Imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014; 111(16):


Mueller S,
Wang D, Fox MD, Yeo BTT, Sepulcre J, Sabuncu MR, Shafee R, Lu J, Liu H.
Individual Variability in Functional Connectivity Architecture of the Human
Brain. Neuron 2013; 77(3): 586-595.


Lu J*, Liu
Zhang M, Wang D, Cao Y, Ma Q, Rong D, Wang X, Buckner RL, Li K. Focal
pontine lesions provide evidence that intrinsic functional connectivity
reflects polysynaptic anatomical pathways. J Neurosci. 2011; 31(42):15065-71.


Liu H,
Stufflebeam SM, Sepulcre J, Hedden T, Buckner RL. Evidence from intrinsic
activity that asymmetry of the human brain is controlled by multiple factors.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 1; 106(48):20499-503.


Liu H, Agam
Y, Madsen JR, Kreiman G. Timing, timing, timing: fast decoding of object
information from intracranial field potentials in human visual cortex. Neuron.
2009 Apr 30; 62(2):281-90.