Amanda E. Lyall, PhD

Amanda E. Lyall, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Research Roles/Affiliations

Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Contact Information

1249 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor, Office 316

120 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor, Suite 104B


Relevant Links

PNL - Personal Bio

Harvard Catalyst Profile - Amanda E. Lyall



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Her research focuses on leveraging advanced neuroimaging techniques to understand the structural connectivity of the human brain in healthy and clinical populations, with a particular focus on the study of psychosis. Specifically, she aims to identify and describe the underlying biological mechanisms and trajectory of events surrounding transition to psychosis in schizophrenia and other associated psychotic disorders. Her present project employs a comprehensive cross-sectional and longitudinal multi-modal imaging paradigm (simultaneous MR-PET) combined with physiological, cognitive, and clinical data collection to construct a more complete picture of potential underlying biological factors related to resiliency in early-stage psychosis patients.

Research Interests



Multi-Modal Brain Imaging

Structural Connectivity

Psychotic Disorders

Eating Disorders


K01MH115247 (mGluR5 MR-PET in Early Psychosis)

All NIH Grants