Research Associate in Data Science and Computational Neuroscience, Ulster University


Journal articles                                                  
  • Wong-Lin, K., McClean, P.L., McCombe, N., Kaur, D., Sanchez-Bornot, J.M., Gillespie, P., Todd, S., Finn, D.P., Joshi, A., Kane, J., McGuinness, B., 2020. Shaping a data-driven era in dementia care pathway through computational neurology approaches. BMC Med. 18, 398. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-020-01841-1


  • Zanin M., Aitya N.A.A., Basilio J., Baumbach J., Benis A., Behera C.K., Bucholc M., Castiglione F., Chouvarda I., Comte B., Dao T.-T., Ding X., Pujos-Guillot E., Filipovic N., Finn D.P., Glass D.H., Harel N., Iesmantas T., Ivanoska I., Joshi A., Boudjeltia K.Z., Kaoui B., Kaur D., Maguire L.P., McClean P.L., McCombe N., Miranda J.Ld., Moisescu M.A., Pappalardo F., Polster A., Prasad G., Rozman D., Sacala I., Sanchez-Bornot J.M., Schmid J.A., Sharp T., Solé-Casals J., Spiwok V., Spyrou G.M., Stalidzans E., Stres B., Sustersic T., Symeonidis I., Tieri P., Todd S., Van Steen K., Veneva M., Wang D.-H., Wang H., Wang H., Watterson S., Wong-Lin K.F., Yang S., Zou X., Schmidt H.H.H.W. (2021), An early stage researcher's primer on systems medicine terminology, Network and Systems Medicine 4:1, 2–50, DOI: 10.1089/nsm.2020.0003.



  • Joshi, A., Wang, D.H., Watterson, S., McClean, P.L., Behera, C.K., Sharp. T., Wong-Lin, K. Opportunities for multiscale computational modelling of serotonergic drug effects in Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropharmacology, Invited Special Issue: Advances in Serotonin Research: Crossing Scales and Boundaries. Eds.: P. De Deurwaerdere, G. Di Giovanni.

       DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2020.108118.​


        (Citations: 4, Journal Impact factor: 4.367)

  • Joshi, A., Youssofzadeh, V., Vemana, V., McGinnity, T.M., Prasad, G., and Wong-Lin, "An integrated modelling framework for neural circuits with multiple neuromodulators," Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 14(125), 2017.

       DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0902


       (Citations: 10, Journal Impact factor: 3.579)                                                                   


  • Jalewa, J.*, Joshi, A.*, McGinnity, T.M., Prasad, G., Wong-Lin, K. and Hölscher, C., "Neural circuit interactions between the dorsal raphe nucleus and the lateral hypothalamus: An experimental and computational study," PLoS ONE, 9(2): e88003, 2014. 

       DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088003


       (Citations: 30, Journal Impact factor: 2.806)

         * Joint first author                                                                  

  • Wong-Lin, K., Joshi, A., Prasad, G., and McGinnity, T.M., “Network properties of a computational model of the dorsal raphe nucleus. Neural Networks”, vol. 32, pp. 15-25, 2012.

       DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2012.02.009


       (Citations:19, Journal Impact factor: 5.287)     

  • Joshi, A.*, Todd, S., Finn, D.P., McClean, P.L., Wong-Lin, K.F., Multi-dimensional relationships among dementia, depression and prescribed drugs in England and Wales (in-revision).

       * Corresponding author

  • Behera C.K., Joshi, A., Wang, D.-H., Sharp T., and Wong-Lin, K.F., "Degeneracy and stability in neural circuits of neuromodulators" (submitted).

  • Wong-Lin, K.F., Wang, D.-H., Joshi, A., Multiscale modelling and analytical methods in neuroscience: Molecules, neural circuits, cognition and brain disorders (in preparation).


  • Joshi, A.*, Rhodes, O.*, Rowley, A., Hopkins, M., Sharp, T., Furber, S., and Wong-Lin, K., " Global and local connectivity and neuronal types affect prefrontocortico-raphe circuit dynamics differently" (in preparation). 

         * Joint first author


  • Joshi, A.*, Belle, M.D.C.* and Piggins, H.D., “A systematic approach for analysing multiunit activity and understanding the complex drug effects in in-vitro extracellular electrophysiological recordings” (in preparation). 

         * Joint first author


Book chapters
  • Joshi, A., Belle, M.D.C., Wong-Lin, K. and Piggins, H.D., “Orexin and circadian influences in sleep and psychiatric disorders: a review of experimental and computational modelling studies.” In: Orexins and Sleep: molecular, functional, and clinical aspects, Eds. Sakurai, T., Monti, J.M., and Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Springer International Publishing, pp. 299-322, 2015 (ISBN 978-3-319-23077-1).




  • Piggins, H.D., Belle, M.D.C., Baño-Otálora B., Joshi, A., and Hughes A.T., “Extrinsic and intrinsic regulation of SCN neuronal activity and function.” In: Circadian Clocks, Proceedings of the 30th Anniversary of Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm (July 25-27, 2014), Eds. Ken-ichi Honma and Sato Honma, Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 125-140, 2016 (ISBN 978-4-8329-0371-5).  


  • Wong-Lin, K., Sanchez-Bornot, J.M. , McCombe, N., Kaur, D., McClean, P.L., Zou, X. Youssofzadeh, V., Ding, X., Bucholc, M., Yang, S., Prasad, G., Coyle, D., Maguire, L.P., Wang, H., Glass, D.H., Wang, H., Atiya, N.A.A., Joshi, A.   Computational neurology: Computational modeling approaches in dementia. In: Systems Medicine: Integrative, Qualitative and Computational Approaches. Ed.: J. Vera-González, Elsevier (In press).


Selected conference proceedings, posters, and abstracts
  • Ezenwe, I., Joshi, A., Wong-Lin, K.F., 2020. Genetic Algorithmic Parameter Optimisation of a Recurrent Spiking Neural Network Model, in: 2020 31st Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC 2020. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

  • Behera, C.K., O’Sullivan, R., Sanchez-Bornot, J.M., Joshi, A., Prasad, G., Sharp, T., Wong-Lin, K.F., 2020. Revealing the Dynamic Relationship between Neural Population Activities in Corticoraphe System, in: 2020 31st Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC 2020. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

  • Joshi, A.*, Rhodes, O.*, Sharp, T., Furber, S., and Wong-Lin, K., "Long- and short-range connectivity and neuronal types affect prefrontal dorsal raphe circuit dynamics differently", Neuromatch 2020 (remote conference). 

         * Joint first author

  • C.K. Behera, A. Joshi, D.-H. Wang, T. Sharp and K. Wong-Lin (2019) Can neuromodulatory neural circuits be degenerate? A theoretical investigation of serotonin-dopamine interaction in conditioning tasks. Subcortical circuitry in reward, motivation, and aversion, nanosymposium, Society for Neuroscience meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 21 Oct, 2019. (oral presentation)


  • Joshi, A., Rhodes O., Rowley, A., Stokes A.B., Hopkins, M., Sharp, T., Schweimer, J.V., Sharp, T., Wong-Lin, K.F., Furber, S. “A large-scale computational modelling study to investigate serotonergic modulation of cortical columnar dynamics”, 19th Meeting of International Society for Serotonin Research, University College Cork, July 15-19, 2018, Cork, Ireland. 

  • O’Sullivan, R., Tran T., Joshi, A., Behera, C., Wong-Lin, K.F., Pinacho, R., Schweimer, J.V., Bannerman D., Sharp, T., “High-density recording of DRN neurons in-vivo”, 19th Meeting of International Society for Serotonin Research, University College Cork, July 15-19, 2018, Cork, Ireland. 

  • Schweimer, J.V., Behara, C., Joshi, A., Wong-Lin, K.F., Sharp, T., “Large scale monitoring of neural activity in dorsal raphe nucleus of freely moving mice”, 19th Meeting of International Society for Serotonin Research, University College Cork, July 15-19, 2018, Cork, Ireland.

  • Joshi, A., Rhodes O., Rowley, A., Stokes A.B., Hopkins, M., Sharp, T., Wong-Lin, K.F. and Furber, S., “Large-scale network modelling of interactions between prefrontal cortex and dorsal raphe nucleus using SpiNNaker”, nm2 Neuromodulation of Neural Circuits conference 2017, Sep 18-20, 2017, Lusanne/Geneva, Switzerland.   


  • Belle, M.D.C., Baño-Otálora B., Joshi, A. and Piggins, H.D., “SCN neurons of Cryptochrome-deficient mice lack circadian timing in intrinsic excitability states and do not gate responses to excitatory input.” In: 15th Biennial Meeting, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), May 21-25, 2016, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA.   


  •  Forger, D.B., Myung, J., Belle, M.D.C, Cochran, A., DeWoskin, D., Joshi, A., Stinchcombe, A., Walch, O.J., Takumi, T. and Piggins, H., “Phase organization of clock neurons and its implications for mood disorders,” In: European Biological Rhythms Society (EBRS)/World Congress of Chronobiology (WCC) meeting 2015, Manchester, UK (SC18).


  • Joshi, A., McGinnity, T.N., Prasad, G. and Wong-Lin, K., "Computational modelling of serotonin and orexin/hypocretin mediated GIRK and TRP-like currents," In British Neuroscience Association (BNA) meeting 2015, Edinburgh, UK (BNA0543 P2-E-005).   


  • Joshi, A., Jalewa, J., McGinnity, T.M., Prasad, G., Hölscher, C. and Wong-Lin, K. "Neural circuit architecture and dynamics of the serotonin-orexin/hypocretin system," Program #604.04, Society for Neuroscience meeting 2013, San Diego, California, USA. (Nanosymposium talk). 


  • Joshi A., Wong-Lin K., McGinnity T.M. and Prasad G., "A mathematical model to explore the interdependence between the serotonin and orexin/hypocretin systems," in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2011, pp. 7270-7273.


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