Douglas Rothman, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy | Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance

Dean's Workshops

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP)

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Rothman is director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) at the Yale School of Medicine. The MRRC presently supports the NIH- funded work of more than 70 Principal Investigators, as well as 13 program project grants and center grants. Dr. Rothman has an international reputation as a leader in the development of novel MR methods for the study of brain, liver, and muscle metabolism and function. Among the many MR 'firsts' of his team of bioimaging scientists have been the development of MR methods for imaging glutamate and GABA neurotransmission, brain energy metabolism, and liver and muscle glycogen and glucose metabolism and metabolic control. He is presently supported by two R01 grants, and has served as the primary mentor of six postdoctoral fellows and two students. His postdoctoral fellows have all gone on to faculty positions at major research institutions in the US and abroad. He is a named mentor on five K awards at different levels and is an informal mentor to many other junior and mid-level faculty members in the use of MR technology in their research.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1987)

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Contact Info

Douglas Rothman, PhD
Mailing Address
Diagnostic RadiologyPO Box 208042
Tompkin's East 2

New Haven, CT 06520-8042

Curriculum Vitae