Research Bio


I do interdisciplinary research using multimodal neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychological assessment, and advanced quantitative methods to study both etiology and outcomes in neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders across the lifespan. My current projects at the UC San Diego Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics employ these approaches to study changes related to epilepsy and brain tumors. 

Prior to this, I completed my doctoral degree at the SDSU Brain Development Imaging Laboratories. The overall aim of my doctoral research was to examine changes in brain anatomy, function, and cognitive and behavioral abilities as individuals with autism enter middle and older age, and to help determine which factors (neural, cognitive, behavioral, etc.) together best predict long-term neurocognitive and functional success or decline.


🎓 2023, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Major Area of Study: Neuropsychology 

Emphasis in Quantitative Methods

San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego 

🎓 2019, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

San Diego State University

🎓 2017, Master of Arts in Psychology

Emphasis in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

San Diego State University

🎓 2013, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Minor in South Asian Studies

University of California, Berkeley 

Recent Publications

Complete List

Wilkinson, M., Keehn, R. J., Linke, A. C., You, Y., Gao, Y., Alemu, K., Correas, A., Rosen, B.Q., Kohli, J.S., Wagner, L., Sridhar, A., Marinkovic, K., & Müller, R. A. (2022). fMRI BOLD and MEG theta power reflect complementary aspects of activity during lexicosemantic decision in adolescents with ASD. Neuroimage: Reports, 2(4), 100134.     PDF

Hau, J., Baker, A., Chaaban, C., Kohli, J.S., Keehn, R.J.J., Linke, A.C., Mash, L.E., Wilkinson, M., Kinnear, M.K., Müller, R.A., & Carper, R.A. (2022). Reduced asymmetry of the hand knob area and decreased sensorimotor u-fiber connectivity in middle-aged adults with autism spectrum disorder. Cortex, 153, 110-125.     PDF

Chen, B., Linke, A., Olson, L., Kohli, J.S., Kinnear, M., Sereno, M., Müller, R.-A., Carper, R.A., & Fishman, I. (2022). Cortical Myelination in Toddlers and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Developmental Neurobiology, 82, 261-274.     PDF

Recent Presentations

Associations Between Abnormalities of Intracortical Myelin Content and Neuropsychological Functions in Middle to Older Aged Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

Kohli, J.S., Martindale, I.A., Wilkinson, M., Alemu, K., Kinnear, M.K., Müller, R.-A., & Carper, R.A. 

International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LO. 

February 2-5, 2022

Altered Links Between Anterior Cingulate Cortex Anatomy and Inhibition Skills in Middle to Older Aged Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Jiwandeep S. Kohli, Ian A. Martindale, Molly Wilkinson, Mikaela K. Kinnear, Annika C. Linke, Janice Hau, Ralph-Axel Müller, Ruth A. Carper
Poster Presentation at the 2021 Society of Biological Psychiatry  Virtual Meeting Thursday, April 29, 2021 – Saturday, May 1, 2021