Imperial College London

Mr Karl (Gus) Zimmerman

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Research Technician



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Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





I work as a research technician in the Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Lab (C3NL) at Imperial College London and am simultaneously a PhD candidate. 

Currently I am helping on various projects involving traumatic brain injury patients with a focus on looking at links between multi-modal brain imaging, biomarkers and cognitive tests in patient outcome and therapy.

My background is in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, and I have a specific interest in investigating sports related traumatic brain injury. 



Graham NSN, Zimmerman KA, Bertolini G, et al., 2020, Multicentre longitudinal study of fluid and neuroimaging BIOmarkers of AXonal injury after traumatic brain injury: the BIO-AX-TBI study protocol., Bmj Open, Vol:10

Laverse E, Guo T, Zimmerman K, et al., 2020, Plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein and neurofilament light chain, but not tau, are biomarkers of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury, Brain Communications, ISSN:2632-1297

Li L, Violante I, Zimmerman K, et al., 2019, Traumatic axonal injury influences the cognitive effect of non-invasive brain stimulation, Brain, Vol:142, ISSN:1460-2156, Pages:3280-3293

Gorgoraptis N, Li LM, Whittington A, et al., 2019, In vivo detection of cerebral tau pathology in long-term survivors of traumatic brain injury, Science Translational Medicine, Vol:11, ISSN:1946-6234, Pages:1-14

Li L, Violante I, Zimmerman K, et al., 2019, Exploring the targeted application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for cognitive modulation after brain injury, Brain Stimulation, Vol:12, ISSN:1935-861X, Pages:454-454

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