D. S. Fahmeed Hyder PhD
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Technical Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center (mrrc.yale.edu); Program Director, Core Center for Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance (qnmr.yale.edu)
Dr. Hyder, Ph.D., is the Program Director of the Core Center for QNMR at Yale University (qnmr.yale.edu). He is also the Technical Director of high field animal systems at Yale University’s MRRC (mrrc.yale.edu), one of the most reputed in vivo magnetic resonance centers in the world with several horizontal wide-bore and high-field magnets for translational in vivo research in animals and humans. He received a bachelor’s degree in (physical) chemistry in 1990 from Wabash College and a doctoral degree in (biophysical) chemistry from Yale University in 1995. He has been a faculty at Yale University since 1999 and currently holds dual appointments in Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Engineering as Professor.
Bioimaging provides an unprecedented opportunity to translate discoveries from basic science research to human health care by improving diagnostics. The primary focus of Dr. Hyder’s laboratory is to use various bioimaging techniques, specifically magnetic resonance, to visualize molecular processes of the functioning brain. His research interests span several areas in functional and molecular imaging: quantitative neuroimaging with calibrated fMRI, neurometabolic and neurovascular coupling, oxygen consumption and transport, and development/translation of smart contrast agents. His laboratory combines magnetic resonance, electrophysiology, and optical imaging techniques to explore large scale mechanisms of brain function that underlies cortical and subcortical activities and quantitative extraction of tissue physiological properties to improve molecular imaging. He has four active funded projects in functional brain imaging, design of molecular agents, translation of molecular agents, and a resource core center. His work has produced over 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals with a ranking higher than 40 on the h-index. He has also written and edited books on functional brain imaging.
Dr. Hyder has served on numerous scientific advisory committees at National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and American Heart Association (AHA), and has consulted extensively for international funding bodies in Europe and Asia. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of several international journals and is programmatically active in International Societies of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM), for Neurochemistry (ISN), and on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT). He has received distinctions as a young scientist from ISMRM, ISCBFM, and ISOTT. Dr. Hyder received early faculty awards from both NIH and NSF. His laboratory has been continuously supported by NIH for more than a decade.
- Brain Regional Temperature Changes
Professor Hyder collaborates with Hubert Trübel of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Witten/Herdecke. The collaborations focus on temperature changes and oxygen efflux in the brain.
- fMRI Studies During non-Chemically Based Hypotension
Professor Hyder participates in collaborative research with Andras Eke of the Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. Research focuses on fMRI studies.
- Imaging and NMR Studies of Brain Metabolism
Professor Hyder collaborates with Professor Jorge Riera of Tohoku University, Aobaku, Sendai, Japan. These collaborations focus on imaging and NMR studies of brain metabolism.
- Odor Stimuli in Olfactory Bulb
Professor Hyder participates in collaborative research with Professor Fuqiang Xu of the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China. These collaborations focus on the assessment and discrimination of odor stimuli by dynamic fMRI.
- (2007 - 2009)
Chair, Education Committee, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
- (2005 - 2009)
Board of Directors, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
- (2005 - 2010)
Executive Committee, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue
Education & Training
- Yale University (1994)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Honors & Recognition
- Lloyd and Howell Award in Chemistry
Wabash College, Crawforsdville, IN (1988)
- Promotion of Research in Science
Sigma Xi (1990)
- Outstanding Senior in Chemistry
Phi Lambda Upsilon (1990)
- Outstanding Senior in Chemistry
The American Institute of Chemists Foundation (1990)
- Melvin H. Knisely Award
International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (2001)
- Niels Lassen Award
International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (2003)