D. S. Fahmeed Hyder

D. S. Fahmeed Hyder

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging 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)

Contact Information

D. S. Fahmeed Hyder, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    PO Box 208042, Tompkin's East 2

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8042

    United States

D. S. Fahmeed Hyder



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


  • Imaging and NMR Studies of Brain Metabolism
    Miami, United States 2012
    Professor Hyder collaborates with Professor Jorge Riera of Florida International University, Miami, Florida. These collaborations focus on imaging and NMR studies of brain metabolism in health and disease.
  • High Resolution PET Imaging of Human Brain
    Copenhagen, Denmark 2012
    Professor Hyder collaborates with Professor Albert Gjedde of University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. These collaborations focus on imaging of brain metabolism in health humans with PET technology.
  • High resolution of PET Imaging of Anesthesia in Human Brain
    Irvine, United States 2012
    Professor Hyder collaborates with Professor Michael Alkire of University of California, Irvine, California. These collaborations focus on imaging of brain metabolism under anesthesia in health humans with PET technology.
  • Brain Regional Temperature Changes
    Wuppertal, Germany 2008
    Professor Hyder collaborates with Hubert Trubel of Bayer Health Care AG, Wuppertal, Germany. The collaborations focus on temperature changes and oxygen efflux in the brain.
  • fMRI Studies During non-Chemically Based Hypotension
    Budapest, Hungary 2008
    Professor Hyder participates in collaborative research with Professor Andras Eke of the Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. Research focuses on fMRI studies.
  • Odor Stimuli in Olfactory Bulb
    Wuhan, China 2007
    Professor Hyder participates in collaborative research with Professor Fuqiang Xu of the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China. These collaborations focus on the assessment and discrimination of odor stimuli by dynamic fMRI.

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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