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)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student Research

School of Engineering and Applied ScienceInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramRadiobiology & RadiotherapyDiagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance


Dr. Hyder is director of high-field horizontal small-bore systems at Yale’s MRRC, one of the most reputed in vivo magnetic resonance centers in the world conducting translational in vivo neuroscience and metabolism research. He is also founder and director of Yale’s QNMR Core Center, the only NIH-supported programmatic effort at Yale on neuroimaging with magnetic resonance technologies. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical chemistry in 1990 from Wabash and a doctoral degree in biophysical chemistry from Yale in 1995. He has been a faculty at Yale since 1999 and currently holds dual professor appointments in Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. He is a founding member of Yale’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. His work has produced over a hundred peer-reviewed publications. He has written and edited books on functional brain imaging. He holds several magnetic resonance patents on molecular imaging. He has had continuous NIH support since becoming an investigator. He has renewed grants from different scientific funding agencies. He has received early career awards from various scientific societies and funding scientific agencies. He sits on editorial boards of several international scientific journals and he reviews for many scientific journals spanning several disciplines. He has delivered numerous invited presentations around the globe. He serves on advisory panels of several scientific funding agencies.


  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1994

Selected Publication

  • Bailey CJ, Sanganahalli BG, Herman P, Blumenfeld H, Gjedde A, Hyder F (2013) Analysis of time and space invariance of BOLD responses in the rat visual system. Cereb Cortex. 23:210-222

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Lloyd and Howell Award in Chemistry(1988) , Wabash College, Crawforsdville, IN
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