Douglas L Rothman PhD

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Director Yale MR Research Center

Departments & Organizations

School of Engineering and Applied Science

NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Diagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy | Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance

Fellowship Training

Diabetes Research Center

Research Interests

MR spectroscopy development; MR imaging methods to image metabolic and neurotransmitter pathways in humans and in animal models more...


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1987

Selected Publications

  • Baseline brain energy supports the state of consciousness. Shulman RG, Hyder F, Rothman DL. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jul 7106(27):11096-101. Epub 2009 Jun 19.
  • Assessment of in vivo mitochondrial metabolism by magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Befroy DE, Falk Petersen K, Rothman DL, Shulman GI. Methods Enzymol. 2009457:373-93.
  • Hypoxic Injury during Neonatal Development in Murine Brain: Correlation between In Vivo DTI Findings and Behavioral Assessment. Chahboune H, Ment LR, Stewart WB, Rothman DL, Vaccarino FM, Hyder F, Schwartz ML. Cereb Cortex. 2009 Apr 20.



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