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. 



Zimmerman K, Kim J, Karton C, et al., 2021, Player position in American Football influences the magnitude of mechanical strains produced in the location of chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology: a computational modelling study, Journal of Biomechanics, ISSN:0021-9290

Jolly AE, Balaet M, Azor A, et al., 2020, Detecting axonal injury in individual patients after traumatic brain injury., Brain: a Journal of Neurology, ISSN:0006-8950

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, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-9

Graham NSN, Jolly A, Zimmerman K, et al., 2020, Diffuse axonal injury predicts neurodegeneration after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, Brain: a Journal of Neurology, ISSN:0006-8950

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

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