Colm Connolly, PhD

TitleAssociate Specialist
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University College DublinB.Sc.1997Computer Science
    University College DublinPh.D.2004Computer Science
    National Training College, DublinNational Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies2008
    University of California, San DiegoPostdoctoral Research Scholar2012Psychiatry
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research Scholar2015Psychiatry
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    International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy2000  - 2000Fellowship to attend the EU Advanced course in Neuroscience
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy2001  - 2001Fellowship to attend the Evolution of Intelligent Behaviour Workshop (3rd Antonio Borsellino College

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    1. Ho TC, Sacchet MD, Connolly C, Margulies DS, Tymofiyeva O, Paulus MP, Simmons AN, Gotlib IH, Yang TT. Inflexible Functional Connectivity of the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 May 29. PMID: 28553837.
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    2. Keltner JR, Connolly C, Vaida F, Jenkinson M, Fennema-Notestine C, Archibald S, Akkari C, Schlein A, Lee J, Wang D, Kim S, Li H, Rennels A, Miller DJ, Kesidis G, Franklin DR, Sanders C, Corkran S, Grant I, Brown GG, Atkinson JH, Ellis RJ, et al. HIV Distal Neuropathic Pain Is Associated with Smaller Ventral Posterior Cingulate Cortex. Pain Med. 2017 03 01; 18(3):428-440. PMID: 27497320.
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    3. Henje Blom E, Tymofiyeva O, Chesney MA, Ho TC, Moran P, Connolly CG, Duncan LG, Baldini L, Weng HY, Acree M, Goldman V, Hecht FM, Yang TT. Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of a Novel RDoC-Based Treatment Program for Adolescent Depression: "Training for Awareness Resilience and Action" (TARA)-A Pilot Study. Front Psychiatry. 2016; 7:208. PMID: 28138319.
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    4. Bischoff-Grethe A, Connolly C, Jordan SJ, Brown GG, Paulus MP, Tapert SF, Heaton RK, Woods SP, Grant I, et al. Altered reward expectancy in individuals with recent methamphetamine dependence. J Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jan; 31(1):17-30. PMID: 27649775.
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    5. Connolly C, Ho TC, Blom EH, LeWinn KZ, Sacchet MD, Tymofiyeva O, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Resting-state functional connectivity of the amygdala and longitudinal changes in depression severity in adolescent depression. J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 01; 207:86-94. PMID: 27716542.
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    6. Tymofiyeva O, Connolly C, Ho TC, Sacchet MD, Henje Blom E, LeWinn KZ, Xu D, Yang TT, et al. DTI-based connectome analysis of adolescents with major depressive disorder reveals hypoconnectivity of the right caudate. J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 01; 207:18-25. PMID: 27673479.
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    7. Sacchet MD, Ho TC, Connolly C, Tymofiyeva O, Lewinn KZ, Han LK, Blom EH, Tapert SF, Max JE, Frank GK, Paulus MP, Simmons AN, Gotlib IH, Yang TT, et al. Large-Scale Hypoconnectivity Between Resting-State Functional Networks in Unmedicated Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Nov; 41(12):2951-2960. PMID: 27238621.
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    8. Ho TC, Zhang S, Sacchet MD, Weng H, Connolly CG, Henje Blom E, Han LK, Mobayed NO, Yang TT. Fusiform Gyrus Dysfunction is Associated with Perceptual Processing Efficiency to Emotional Faces in Adolescent Depression: A Model-Based Approach. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:40. PMID: 26869950; PMCID: PMC4740953.
    9. Henje-Blom E, Ho TC, Connolly C, LeWinn KZ, Sacchet MD, Tymofiyeva O, Weng HY, Yang TT. The neuroscience and context of adolescent depression. Acta Paediatr. 2016 Apr; 105(4):358-65. PMID: 26663379; PMCID: PMC4779656.
    10. Henje Blom E, Han LK, Connolly CG, Ho TC, Lin J, LeWinn KZ, Simmons AN, Sacchet MD, Mobayed N, Luna ME, Paulus M, Epel ES, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM, Yang TT. Peripheral telomere length and hippocampal volume in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 10; 5:e676. PMID: 26556285.
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    11. Ipser JC, Brown GG, Bischoff-Grethe A, Connolly CG, Ellis RJ, Heaton RK, Grant I. HIV infection is associated with attenuated frontostriatal intrinsic connectivity: a preliminary study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Mar; 21(3):203-13. PMID: 25824201; PMCID: PMC4400233.
    12. Henje Blom E, Connolly CG, Ho TC, LeWinn KZ, Mobayed N, Han L, Paulus MP, Wu J, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Altered insular activation and increased insular functional connectivity during sad and happy face processing in adolescent major depressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 2015 Jun 01; 178:215-23. PMID: 25827506; PMCID: PMC4412607.
    13. Connolly CG, Bischoff-Grethe A, Jordan SJ, Woods SP, Ellis RJ, Paulus MP, Grant I. Altered functional response to risky choice in HIV infection. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e111583. PMID: 25347679; PMCID: PMC4210250.
    14. Ho TC, Connolly C, Henje Blom E, LeWinn KZ, Strigo IA, Paulus MP, Frank G, Max JE, Wu J, Chan M, Tapert SF, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Emotion-Dependent Functional Connectivity of the Default Mode Network in Adolescent Depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 01; 78(9):635-46. PMID: 25483399; PMCID: PMC4362932 [Available on 11/01/16].
    15. Henje Blom E, Duncan LG, Ho TC, Connolly CG, LeWinn KZ, Chesney M, Hecht FM, Yang TT. The development of an RDoC-based treatment program for adolescent depression: "Training for Awareness, Resilience, and Action" (TARA). Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:630. PMID: 25191250; PMCID: PMC4137278.
    16. LeWinn KZ, Connolly CG, Wu J, Drahos M, Hoeft F, Ho TC, Simmons AN, Yang TT. White matter correlates of adolescent depression: structural evidence for frontolimbic disconnectivity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 53(8):899-909, 909.e1-7. PMID: 25062597; PMCID: PMC4112055.
    17. Stewart JL, Connolly CG, May AC, Tapert SF, Wittmann M, Paulus MP. Cocaine dependent individuals with attenuated striatal activation during reinforcement learning are more susceptible to relapse. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Aug 30; 223(2):129-39. PMID: 24862388; PMCID: PMC4096111.
    18. Stewart JL, Connolly CG, May AC, Tapert SF, Wittmann M, Paulus MP. Striatum and insula dysfunction during reinforcement learning differentiates abstinent and relapsed methamphetamine-dependent individuals. Addiction. 2014 Mar; 109(3):460-71. PMID: 24329936; PMCID: PMC3945155.
    19. Mackey S, Stewart JL, Connolly CG, Tapert SF, Paulus MP. A voxel-based morphometry study of young occasional users of amphetamine-type stimulants and cocaine. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Feb 01; 135:104-11. PMID: 24342420; PMCID: PMC3943469.
    20. Ho TC, Yang G, Wu J, Cassey P, Brown SD, Hoang N, Chan M, Connolly CG, Henje-Blom E, Duncan LG, Chesney MA, Paulus MP, Max JE, Patel R, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Functional connectivity of negative emotional processing in adolescent depression. J Affect Disord. 2014 Feb; 155:65-74. PMID: 24268546; PMCID: PMC4961511.
    21. Aupperle RL, Connolly CG, Stillman AN, May AC, Paulus MP. Deployment and post-deployment experiences in OEF/OIF veterans: relationship to gray matter volume. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e75880. PMID: 24058706; PMCID: PMC3776771.
    22. Connolly CG, Wu J, Ho TC, Hoeft F, Wolkowitz O, Eisendrath S, Frank G, Hendren R, Max JE, Paulus MP, Tapert SF, Banerjee D, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Resting-state functional connectivity of subgenual anterior cingulate cortex in depressed adolescents. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 15; 74(12):898-907. PMID: 23910949; PMCID: PMC4103629.
    23. Ho TC, Wu J, Shin DD, Liu TT, Tapert SF, Yang G, Connolly CG, Frank GK, Max JE, Wolkowitz O, Eisendrath S, Hoeft F, Banerjee D, Hood K, Hendren RL, Paulus MP, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Altered cerebral perfusion in executive, affective, and motor networks during adolescent depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Oct; 52(10):1076-1091.e2. PMID: 24074474; PMCID: PMC3825460.
    24. Behan B, Connolly CG, Datwani S, Doucet M, Ivanovic J, Morioka R, Stone A, Watts R, Smyth B, Garavan H. Response inhibition and elevated parietal-cerebellar correlations in chronic adolescent cannabis users. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Sep; 84:131-7. PMID: 23791961.
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    25. Jacobson McEwen SC, Connolly CG, Kelly AM, Kelleher I, O'Hanlon E, Clarke M, Blanchard M, McNamara S, Connor D, Sheehan E, Donohoe G, Cannon M, Garavan H. Resting-state connectivity deficits associated with impaired inhibitory control in non-treatment-seeking adolescents with psychotic symptoms. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2014 Feb; 129(2):134-42. PMID: 23621452; PMCID: PMC3787979.
    26. Connolly CG, Bell RP, Foxe JJ, Garavan H. Dissociated grey matter changes with prolonged addiction and extended abstinence in cocaine users. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59645. PMID: 23527239; PMCID: PMC3601087.
    27. Connolly CG, Foxe JJ, Nierenberg J, Shpaner M, Garavan H. The neurobiology of cognitive control in successful cocaine abstinence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Feb 01; 121(1-2):45-53. PMID: 21885214; PMCID: PMC3262906.
    28. Jacobson SC, Blanchard M, Connolly CC, Cannon M, Garavan H. An fMRI investigation of a novel analogue to the Trail-Making Test. Brain Cogn. 2011 Oct; 77(1):60-70. PMID: 21782309.
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    29. Jacobson S, Kelleher I, Harley M, Murtagh A, Clarke M, Blanchard M, Connolly C, O'Hanlon E, Garavan H, Cannon M. Structural and functional brain correlates of subclinical psychotic symptoms in 11-13 year old schoolchildren. Neuroimage. 2010 Jan 15; 49(2):1875-85. PMID: 19770054.
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    30. Colm G. Connolly and Ronan G. Reilly. Modeling language, cognition and action. A. Cangelosi and G. Bugmann and R. Borisyuk (Eds.). A proposed model of repetition blindness. 2005.
    31. Colm G. Connolly, Ioana Marian and Ronan G. Reilly. Connectionist models of cognition and perception II. H. Bowman & C. Labiouse (Eds.). Approaches to efficient simulation with spiking neural networks. 2003.
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