I hold the Drs. T. J. and Ella M. Arneson Land-Grant Chair in Human Behavior at the University of Minnesota where I am a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Adult Mental Health Research. I began my undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing my Bachelor's and MD degrees at Johns Hopkins University. I completed a psychiatry residency and fellowship in neuroimaging at Stanford University where I served on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. I joined the University of Minnesota in 2001.
My research interest is in the use of neuroimaging approaches to identify circuit abnormalities in brain disorders such as schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, and addiction and then to use these circuits as treatment targets for noninvasive neuromodulation interventions.
In 2014, I received the CTSI Mentor of the Year Award. In 2020, I was added to the Dean’s “Wall of Scholarship” for reaching more than 1,000 citations of a 1994 paper that I was a senior author titled, A Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Changes in Brain Morphology from Infancy to Late Adulthood. The paper is cited as evidence that MRI can be used to measure the living human brain.
Within the university, I am a member of the Medical School Research Council and Director of the KL2 Seminar for the Clinical and Translational Scientific Institute (CTSI).
- Non-invasive neuromodulation
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Substance abuse
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2023: Featured in this article titled, “VA/UMN study designed to help prevent Veteran suicide.”
Dr. Lim's research interest is in the use of neuroimaging approaches to identify circuit abnormalities in brain disorders such as schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and addiction and then to use these circuits as treatment targets for noninvasive neuromodulation interventions.