Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD


  • Assistant Professional Researcher, UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging


  • PhD, University of Würzburg

Research focus

Dr. Olga Tymofiyeva’s main research interest is non-invasive mapping of structural and functional connectivity in the developing brain, from premature neonates to adolescents and young adults. She develops and applies advanced MRI techniques to study neurobiological substrates of mental disorder (in particular, adolescent depression), brain plasticity, and effects of mental health-related interventions for children and adolescents. Dr. Tymofiyeva is currently the principal investigator of an NIH-funded study of brain plasticity in children with a training of attention and emotion regulation, the "BrainChange" study. She actively collaborates with Dr. Tony Yang’s Adolescent Depression Functional Neuroimaging Lab.

Clinical focus

None currently

Teaching focus

Guest lecturer for UCSF Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) Program: “Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging” course (BI201) and “Advanced Neurological Imaging” course (BI 220).