Dr.RajendraD. Badgaiyan, MD,is a psychiatrist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is the Chief of Psychiatry at South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, and a Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinaiin New York. Dr Badgaiyan was awarded the prestigious Solomon Award of Harvard Medical Schooland BK Anand National Research Prize in India.
His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique called, the single scan dynamic molecular imagingtechnique (SDMIT) to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the human brain. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. He has published over 200 papers, several book chapters and a book titled ‘Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind’.