• Tianye Jia
  • Research Direction:Behaviour and Neuroimaging Genetics
  • Email:tianyejia@fudan.edu.cn
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  • Brief Introduction:Dr Tianye Jia is currently a Young PI (Research Professor, PhD supervisor) at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence (ISTBI) of Fudan University, and is supported by the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scientists and Shanghai Pujiang Scholarship. He previously worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience of King’s College London (ranked 2nd for Psychology and Psychiatry world-wide). Dr Jia’s study focuses on understanding the neurobiological bases for human behaviour and psychiatric disorders with large neuroimaging genetic data. Of over 50 publications, he has published articles as the first or corresponding author on flagship/top journals such as Nature Medicine, Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry and JAACAP.
  • Achievement:

    1.Kang, J.*,Jia, T.*, et al. (2022) “Increased brain volume from higher cereal and lower coffee intake: shared genetic determinants and impacts on cognition and metabolism.”Cerebral CortexDOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhac005.

    2.Chen, D.*,Jia, T.*, et al. (2022) “Brain Signatures During Reward Anticipation Predict Persistent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms.”JAACAPDOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2021.11.030.

    3.Jia, T.*, Xie, C.*, et al. (2021) “Neural network involving medial orbitofrontal cortex and dorsal periaqueductal gray regulation in human alcohol abuse.”Sci Adv7(6): eabd4074.

    4.Xie, C.*,T. Jia*, E.T. Rolls*, et al. (2021) “Reward Versus Nonreward Sensitivity of the Medial Versus Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Relates to the Severity of Depressive Symptoms.”BP:CNNI6: 259-269.

    5.Jia, T., et al. (2020) “Neurobehavioural characterisation and stratification of reinforcement-related behaviour.”Nature Human Behaviour4(5): 544-558.

    6.Jia, T., et al. (2019)“Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of blood DNA methylation and its association with subcortical volumes: findings from the ENIGMA Epigenetics Working Group.”Mol Psychiatry(10.1038/s41380-41019-40605-z)

    7.Yu, T.*,T. Jia*, et al. (2019) “Cannabis-associated Psychotic-like Experiences are Mediated by Developmental Changes in the Parahippocampal Gyrus.”JAACAP59(5):642-649.

    8.Gonzalez, D.* ,T. Jia*, et al. (2018).“The Arf6 Activator Efa6/PSD3 Confers Regional Specificity and Modulates Ethanol Consumption in Drosophila and Humans.”Mol Psychiatry23(3):621-628.

    9.Mielenz, D.*, M. Reichel*,T. Jia*, E. B. Quinlan*, et al. (2017) “EFhd2/Swiprosin-1 is a common genetic determinator for sensation-seeking/low anxiety and alcohol addiction.”Mol Psychiatry23(5):1303-1319.

    10.Xu, B.,T. Jia, et al. (2017) “Impact of a Common Genetic Variation Associated With Putamen Volume on Neural Mechanisms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”JAACAP56(5): 436-444 e434.

    11.Jia, T., C. Macare, et al. (2016) “The neural basis of reward anticipation and its genetic determinants.”PNAS113(14): 3879-3884.

    12.Ojelade, S. A.,T. Jia, et al. (2015) “Rsu1 regulates ethanol consumption in Drosophila and humans.”PNAS112(30): E4085-4093.

    13.Nymberg, C.,T. Jia,et al. (2013) “Neural Mechanisms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Are Stratified by MAOA Genotype.”Biological Psychiatry74(8): 607-614.

    14.Stacey, D*., A. Bilbao*, M. Maroteaux*,T. Jia*, et al. (2012) “RASGRF2 regulates alcohol-induced reinforcement by influencing mesolimbic dopamine neuron activity and dopamine release.”PNAS109(51): 21128-21133.

    *Equally contributed first author; ‡Corresponding author.