Golam M Chowdhury M.S. (Med), Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center | Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Interests

NMR; 13C NMR; in vivo and ex vivo brain metabolism; glutamate; gamma-aminobutyrate; glutamine; neuron-glial trafficking; depression; stress; brain development; drugs discovery; hypoxia; nanotoxicity; ketone bodies; ketamine; antidepressant; riluzole; SSADH more...


  • Ph.D., Yamaguchi University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Chowdhury GMI, Jiang L, Rothman DL, Behar KL. The contribution of ketone bodies to basal and activity-dependent neuronal oxidation in vivo. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 (In Press)
  • AB Patel, JCK Lai, GMI Chowdhury, F Hyder, DL Rothman, RG Shulman, Behar KL Direct evidence for activity-dependent glucose phosphorylation in neurons with implications for the astrocyte-to-neuron lactate shuttle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 8;111(14):5385-90.
  • Chowdhury GMI, Behar KL, Cho W, Thomas M, Rothman DL, Sanacora G. 1H-[13C]-NMR Spectroscopy Measures of Ketamine’s Effect on Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Metabolism. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 June ;71(11):1022-1025.



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