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Dr Badgaiyan received training in psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh and University of Oregon. His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique 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. He is also interested in learning the nature of dysregulated dopamine neurotransmission in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions. He is particularly interested in the brain mechanisms that control conscious experiences at cortical and subcortical levels. His research is funded by NIMH, NINDS, VA, and various research foundations. Currently he is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuromodulation scholar at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. He is also Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry and the Laboratory of Molecular and Functional Imaging.
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