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Dr. John P John

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Dr. John P John

Faculty Profile

Additional Professor
Associated with NIMHANS as faculty since (Month and Year)
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Employment History

Additional Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS: 2010 – present

Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, NIMHANS: 2013 - present

Officer-in-Charge, Multimodal Brain Image Analysis Laboratory (MBIAL), NIMHANS: 2011 - present

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS: 2006 – 2010

Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), St Louis, Missouri, USA: 2003 – 2006 (one year, spread out over a 3-year period)

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS: 2002 – 2006

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kerala: 2002

Senior Resident in Psychiatry, NIMHANS: 1999 - 2002

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist (registered with Indian Medical Council—TCMC): 1999 - present

Research Associate, NIMHANS: 1998 – 1999

Junior Resident in Psychiatry, NIMHANS: 1995 – 1998


Educational Qualifications
2003 – 2006 (Duration: 1 year, spread out over a 3-year period): Post-doctoral fellowship in magnetic resonance morphometric analysis at the Sylvio Conte Center for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1995 – 1998: Post-graduate medical training at the Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India, towards award of M.D. in Psychiatry 1987 – 1994: Graduate medical training at Medical College Kottayam, Kerala, towards award of the basic medical degree, M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions, Memberships

Young Psychiatrist Award in the Asian Region, 2008, instituted by the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, for visiting the Royal Perth Hospital and Center for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Western Australia “to participate in teaching activities, talks meet with colleagues in Western Australia involved in psychiatric research”.

Young Investigator Travel Award to attend and present a research paper at the 1st Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference held at Venice, Italy, June 2008.

Young Investigator Award for Best Poster at the 2nd International Congress of Biological Psychiatry, held at Santiago de Chile, April 2007.

Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society for the year 2007-2008. (The oration titled “Fronto-temporal dysfunction in schizophrenia” was delivered at the Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS) held at Kolkota in January 2008).

Fogarty International Research Training in Clinical Sciences Fellowship Award (5D43TW05811) for advanced training in structural MRI analysis at the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA (2003-2005).

Marfatia award for the best paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS) 2002 held at Kolkota in January 2002.

Poona Psychiatric Association (PPA)-I award for the best published paper in Psychiatry from India for the year 2001-2002. 



Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society

Contact Information
email:; Telephone: Off: 0091 80 26995349; 26995250 Fax: 0091 80 26564822
Areas of Research Interest

My area of clinical specialization is General Adult Psychiatry. My research interests involve linking multi-modal brain imaging data (sMRI, fMRI, MRS, DTI, EEG, ERP, PSG) with neurochemical and genomic data in understanding the neurobiology of schizophrenia, dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. My current interests include studying resting state and task-related functional connectivity in the brain; and developing computerized cognitive interventions for treatment-non-responsive psychotic symptoms. I hope to relate systems-level structural and functional connectivity in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s dementia with cellular connectivity as well as gene/protein expression and interactions, and examine how aberrant connectivity in the above conditions is altered with pharmacological and cognitive interventions.