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Dr Marc Seal

Dr Marc Seal

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Role Group Leader / Senior Research Fellow
Research area Clinical sciences

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Available for student supervision
Dr Seal trained as a clinical neuropsychologist and has over 15 years experience in coordinating neuroimaging investigations of brain development. After completing his PhD he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Fellowship (2001-2002) to support a two-year postdoctoral position in the Section of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry(IOP), Kings College London. Subsequently, Dr Seal was able to obtain a NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2003-2005) to continue his postdoctoral training in neuroimaging. In 2005 Dr Seal returned to Australia as a member of the Senior Research Group at The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. In this position he coordinated several large investigations measuring changes in brain structure and function across the life-span. On the basis of this work he was awarded the Ronald Phillip Griffith Fellowship (2007-2009). From 2007-2010 he successfully coordinated onsite Australia’s largest study investigating the neurocognitive impact of heavy cannabis use on brain development (NHMRC Project 459111).

In 2010 he was was appointed Group Leader of the Developmental Imaging research group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. In this role he is responsible for coordinating and facilitating research utilising the Research MRI Scanner and supervises a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, MRI technologists and neuroscientists. He is currently involved in several ongoing studies of neurodevelopment including as Chief Investigator on NHMRC Project Grants and ARC Discovery Grants. He holds a joint appointment (0.5) as a Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
Dr Seal trained as a clinical neuropsychologist and has over 15 years experience in coordinating neuroimaging investigations of brain development. After completing his PhD he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Fellowship (2001-2002) to support...
Dr Seal trained as a clinical neuropsychologist and has over 15 years experience in coordinating neuroimaging investigations of brain development. After completing his PhD he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Fellowship (2001-2002) to support a two-year postdoctoral position in the Section of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry(IOP), Kings College London. Subsequently, Dr Seal was able to obtain a NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2003-2005) to continue his postdoctoral training in neuroimaging. In 2005 Dr Seal returned to Australia as a member of the Senior Research Group at The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. In this position he coordinated several large investigations measuring changes in brain structure and function across the life-span. On the basis of this work he was awarded the Ronald Phillip Griffith Fellowship (2007-2009). From 2007-2010 he successfully coordinated onsite Australia’s largest study investigating the neurocognitive impact of heavy cannabis use on brain development (NHMRC Project 459111).

In 2010 he was was appointed Group Leader of the Developmental Imaging research group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. In this role he is responsible for coordinating and facilitating research utilising the Research MRI Scanner and supervises a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, MRI technologists and neuroscientists. He is currently involved in several ongoing studies of neurodevelopment including as Chief Investigator on NHMRC Project Grants and ARC Discovery Grants. He holds a joint appointment (0.5) as a Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne

Top Publications

  • Yang, JY-M, Chen, J, Alexander, B, Schilling, K, Kean, M, Wray, A, Seal, M, Maixner, W, Beare, R. Assessment of intraoperative diffusion EPI distortion and its impact on estimation of supratentorial white matter tract positions in pediatric epilepsy surgery. NeuroImage Clinical 35: 103097 2022
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  • Kelly, C, Dhollander, T, Harding, IH, Khan, W, Beare, R, Cheong, JL, Doyle, LW, Seal, M, Thompson, DK, Inder, TE, et al. Brain tissue microstructural and free-water composition 13 years after very preterm birth. NeuroImage 254: 119168 2022
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  • Thompson, DK, Yang, JYM, Chen, J, Kelly, CE, Adamson, CL, Alexander, B, Gilchrist, C, Matthews, LG, Lee, KJ, Hunt, RW, et al. Brain White Matter Development Over the First 13 Years in Very Preterm and Typically Developing Children Based on the T1-w/T2-w Ratio. Neurology 98(9) : e924 -e937 2021
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  • Beare, R, Ball, G, Yang, JY-M, Moran, C, Srikanth, V, Seal, M, Initiative, TADN. Participant followup rate can bias structural imaging measures in longitudinal studies. Neuroimage Reports 1(4) : 100066 2021
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  • Rance, G, Zanin, J, Maier, A, Chisari, D, Haebich, KM, North, KN, Dabscheck, G, Seal, ML, Delatycki, MB, Payne, JM. Auditory Dysfunction Among Individuals With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. JAMA Network Open 4(12) : e2136842 2021
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