college of arts + sciences farhad ghoddoussi

Farhad Ghoddoussi, Ph.D.

ghoddoussi@yahoo.com

Farhad Ghoddoussi received his Ph.D, in experimental condensed matter physics from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in December 2003. His research was on  electro-optic characterization of Ferroelectric Liquid crystals.

He was a visiting assistant professor at the Physics Department of Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan from Jan. 2004 till Aug. 2005. He participated in the research in microwave magnetic devices.

Presently he is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience Department of the School of Medicine of Wayne State University. He is area of research is mainly focused on the applications of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Imaging (MRI) in  neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry.  More specifically  he has used  Magic Angle Spinning (MAS)   proton MRS for  preclinical research in neurology (  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),  Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury,... ), psychiatry (effects of  methamphetamine  and MDMA on Glutamate, Dopamine and Serotonin systems, animal models of schizophrenia, effects of SSRIs on GABA systems, ...), anesthesia ( Propofol and ketamine effects on  GABA and Glutamate systems,... ).

He has joined to Lawrence Technological University as a lecturer from January 2001. He has been teaching Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering courses and labs at different metro Detroit Colleges and Universities  in the last 10 years.