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Wright State University

USA

Biography

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, is a psychiatrist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr Badgaiyan was awarded the prestigious BK Anand National Research Prize in India and Solomon Award of Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique called, the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the human brain during task performance. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. He has published over 200 papers and book chapters.