Margaret Y Mahan, MS

Research Physiologist
Brain Sciences Center
Minneapolis Veteran Health Administration

PhD Candidate
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology, University of Minnesota
mahan027 at

Analysis of multimodal neuroimaging datasets, including magnetoencephalography, structural MRI, functional MRI, and diffusion weighted imaging

Modeling multidimensional brain networks from neuroimaging data to describe normal brain networks and potential constructs of dysfunction

MS, Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
BA, Biology & Psychology, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN                     

2013 Grace Hopper Scholar
2012 American Legion Family Brain Sciences Award
2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Selected Publications

Georgopoulos AP, James LM, Mahan MY, Joseph J, Georgopoulos A, Engdahl BE (2015) Reduced Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Protection in Gulf War Illness (GWI). EBioMedicine. DOI:

Mahan MY, Chorn CR, Georgopoulos AP (2015) White Noise Test: detecting autocorrelation and nonstationarities in long time series after ARIMA modeling. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Python in Science Conference, 100-108.

Mahan MY, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP (2014) Departure from network equilibrium (DNE): an efficient and scalable measure of instantaneous network dynamics with an application to magnetoencephalography. Experimental Brain Research, 232:225–236.

Mahan MY, Georgopoulos AP (2013) Motor directional tuning across brain areas: directional resonance and the role of inhibition for directional accuracy. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7(92):1–11.

Leuthold AC, Mahan MY, Stanwyck JJ, Georgopoulos A, Georgopoulos AP (2013) The number of cysteine residues per mole in apolipoprotein E affects systematically synchronous neural interactions in women's healthy brains. Experimental Brain Research, 226:525–536.


Selected Posters

Mahan MY, Leuthold AC, Georgopoulos AP (July 2015) Spatiotemporal brain network analysis of healthy humans based on magnetoencephalography and functional MRI in the resting state. 24th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic.

Mahan MY, Georgopoulos AP (May 2015) Utilizing time-varying graphs for discovering dynamic functional connectivity. 7th International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data. Pittsburgh, PA.

Mahan MY, Georgopoulos AP (August 2014) Parallel confidence-weighted classification of large-scale, multimodal neural data on MapReduce. Front. Neuroinform. Conference Abstract: Neuroinformatics 2014. doi:10.3389/conf.fninf.2014.18.00078. Presented at International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Neuroinformatics Conference, Leiden, Netherlands.

Mahan MY, Leuthold AC, Stanwyck JJ, Georgopoulos A and Georgopoulos AP (August 2013) The effect of apolipoprotein E (apoE) genotype on synchronous neural interactions (SNI) in healthy brains. Front. Neuroinform. Conference Abstract: Neuroinformatics 2013. doi: 10.3389/conf.fninf.2013.09.00064. Presented at the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Neuroinformatics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mahan MY, Georgopoulos AP (November 2012) Brain health index: an integrative assessment of brain status derived from multimodal measurements of brain function, structure, and chemistry.  National Academies of Sciences Keck Future Initiatives (NAKFI) Conference, Irvine, CA.



Updated December 22, 2015