Graeme F Mason PhD

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Psychiatry; Director Metabolic Modeling and Director Psychiatric MRS; Director, Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program; Chair, Magnetic Resonance Research Center Protocol Review Committee

Departments & Organizations

Diagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance; Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program | Diabetes Research Center | Psychiatry: Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic; Adult Psychiatry

Research Interests

Alcoholic intoxication; Alcoholism; Alcohol metabolism; Amino acids; Carbohydrates; CNS diseases; Fatty acids; Molecular mechanisms of pharmacological Action; Mood disorders more...


  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Wang J, Du H, Jiang L, Ma X, de Graaf R, Behar K, Mason GF (2013) Oxidation and Effects of Ethanol in the Rat Brain after Chronic Ethanol Exposure. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110: 14444-14449
  • Jiang L, Herzog RI, Herman P, Ganganna B, Mason GF, Hyder F, Rothman D, Sherwin R, Behar KL (2013) Exposure to antecedent recurrent hypoglycemia increases lactate uptake under hypoglycemia, supporting TCA cycle activity and neuronal function. J Clin Inv 123: 1605-1614
  • Gomez R, Behar KL, Watzl J, Weinzimer SA, Gulanski B, Sanacora G, Koretski J, Guidone E, Jiang L, Petrakis IL, Pittman B3, Krystal JH, Mason GF (2012) Intravenous ethanol infusion decreases human cortical GABA and NAA as measured with 1H-MRS at 4T. Biol Psychiatry 71: 239-246



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