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Claudio Toro-Serey, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
  • Research Fellow, Laboratory of Functional Neuroanatomy

Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Claudio Toro-Serey, PhD, earned his doctorate at Boston University in the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition program. His doctoral work focused on sources of individual variability involved in value-based decision making, which he examined at the level of behavior and functional network organization using fMRI in humans. At McLean, his work continues to examine the brain’s reward circuitry in nonhuman primates.

Dr. Toro-Serey’s goal is to precisely characterize the organization of brain networks implicated in cost-benefit evaluations, with hopes that this will help identify individualized therapeutic targets for disorders that compromise this type of decisions. This endeavor mixes anatomical tracer and functional neuroimaging data, which he analyzes using graph theoretic and machine learning algorithms.

Education & Training

  • 2013 BS in Psychology, Northern Kentucky University
  • 2019 MA in Psychology, Boston University
  • 2021 PhD in Psychology, Boston University


Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 302