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D. S. Fahmeed Hyder, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering; Technical Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center (; Program Director, Core Center for Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance (

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D. S. Fahmeed Hyder, PhD



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.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (1995)
  • Associate Research Scientist
    Yale University
  • Post-Doctoral Associate (with Douglas L. Rothman)
    Yale University
  • Research Fellow (with Tuan Vo-Dinh)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Research Fellow (with Robert G. Bryant)
    University of Rochester

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Investigator AwardAcademy of Radiology Research2016
Lundbeck Foundation Visiting ProfessorshipUniversity of Copenhagen2014
Pilot AwardYale-UCL Medical Technologies Collaborative: Imaging & Sensing2013
Pilot AwardJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation2008
Niels Lassen AwardInternational Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism2003
21st Century Science Initiative GrantBridging Brain, Mind & Behavior, James S. McDonnell Foundation2001
Melvin H. Knisely AwardInternational Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue2001
DBI AwardNational Science Foundation1998
FIRST AwardNational Institutes of Health1998
Young Scientist AwardInternational Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism1995
Promotion of Research in ScienceSigma Xi1990
Outstanding Senior in ChemistryPhi Lambda Upsilon1990
Outstanding Senior in ChemistryThe American Institute of Chemists Foundation1990
Lloyd and Howell Award in ChemistryWabash College, Crawforsdville, IN1988

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