Dr. Hsiang-Yuan Lin is a scientist with the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre and a staff psychiatrist with the Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lin obtained his MD from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan in 2007 and then completed his residency training in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry in the National Taiwan University Hospital. He further received research training in advanced neuroimaging methods and systems neuroscience in the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia in 2017. Before joining us at CAMH, Dr. Lin was an assistant professor and attending physician at the National Taiwan University.
Areas of Research
Dr. Lin has focused on combining multimodal neuroimaging and computational methods to characterize atypical neurodevelopment across the lifespan, exploring the mechanisms of pharmacological and brain stimulation treatment, to provide a better understanding of atypical neurodevelopment. Dr. Lin’s current work is focusing on adapting brain imaging procedures to include more autistic individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or minimally verbal status in research and applying a dense sampling approach of neuroimaging measures to clinical populations. He is also investigating effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment on brain structures and functions in autism and conducting clinical trials on cannabinoid for self-dysregulation in people with neurodevelopmental disabilities. All these efforts are the stepping stones for Dr. Lin to establish his career in discovering the mechanisms underpinning self-regulation problems and develop next-generation therapies in people with neurodevelopmental disabilities.