Richard A. Komoroski

University of Cincinnati, USA


Richard A. Komoroski, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and Associate Director of the Center for Imaging Research in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. His primary research interest is the application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He focuses on the detection and characterization of brain metabolites and psychiatric drugs in humans, animals, and postmortem tissue. Current projects include: 1) determination of the intracellular-extracellular ratio of lithium in the brain; 2) direct MRI of lithium using the 7Li isotope; 3) the effect of lithium on brain energy and phospholipid metabolism, 4) brain phospholipid abnormalities in schizophrenia. He is also collaborating on applications of in vivo and in vitro MRS to breast and prostate cancer, as well as MRS metabonomics.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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