Dr. Kochunov is a board-certified MRI physicist with over two decades of experiences in development of novel data analysis protocols with emphasis on the quantitative, multimodal analyses of genetic factors that are responsible for structural and functional variability.

Dr. Kochunov has a background in neuroimaging, electrical engineering, software development and statistics. Dr. Kochunov has participated in development of many popular neuroimaging tools and formats including SOLAR-Eclipse, ENIGMA-Viewer, ENIGMA-DTI and ENIGMA-rsFMRI analyses pipelines, Talairach deamon, BrainMap, Mango and BrainVisa Morphologist, NFITI and others.

Dr. Kochunov’s research is described in over 300 scientific manuscripts, including some of the first manuscripts on heritability of white matter integrity, gray matter thickness, resting-state connectivity and application of these approaches in severe mental illness research.


PhD, Medical Physics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
MS, Physics
University of Louisville
MSEE, Control Systems
The University of Perm, Russia