Arash Nazeri

Arash Nazeri

Academic Qualifications:

MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2013


Arash is a radiology resident at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis. His research background is diffusion-weighted MRI and multi-modal imaging genetics in neuro-psychiatric disorders. He is particularly interested in development of novel approaches utilizing focused ultrasound in the context of brain disorders.

Honors and Awards:

Magna Cum Laude, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2016

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship, 2015

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Fellowship, 2014

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s (MSIF) Du Pré Grant, 2011


  1. Nazeri A, Mulsant BH, Rajji TK, Levesque ML, Pipitone J, Stefanik L, Roostaei T, Wheeler AL, Chavez S, Voineskos, AN (2016) Gray matter neuritic microstructure deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print.
  2. Roostaei T*, Nazeri A*, Felsky D, De Jager PL, Schneider J, Pollock BG, Bennett DA, Voineskos AN, for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2017) Genome-wide interaction study of brain beta-amyloid burden and cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 287–295.
  3. Roostaei T, Sadaghiani S, Park MTM, Noshad S, Mashhadi R, Salehi MJ, Naghibzadeh M, Moghadasi AN, Owji M, Doosti R, Hashemi Taheri AP, Shakouri Rad A, Azimi A, Chakravarty MM, Voineskos, AN, Nazeri A*, Sahraian MA* (2016) Channelopathy-related SCN10A gene variant predicts cerebellar dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Neurology86(5):410-7.
  4. Nazeri A, Roostaei T, Sadaghiani S, Chakravarty MM, Eberly S, Lang AE, Voineskos AN (2015) Genome‐wide variant by serum urate interaction in Parkinson’s disease. Annals of Neurology 78(5):731-41.
  5. Nazeri A, Chakravarty MM, Rotenberg DJ, Rajji TK, Rathi Y, Michailovich OV, Voineskos AN (2015) Functional Consequences of Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density in Humans across the Adult Lifespan. Journal of Neuroscience 35(4):1753-62.
  6. Nazeri A, Chakravarty MM, Rajji TK, Felsky D, Rotenberg DJ, Mason M, Xu LN, Lobaugh NJ, Mulsant BH, Voineskos AN (2015) Superficial white matter as a novel substrate of age-related cognitive decline. Neurobiology of Aging36(6):2094-106. 
  7. Nazeri A, Ganjgahi H, Roostaei T, Nichols T, Zarei M, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2014) Imaging proteomics for diagnosis, monitoring and prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. NeuroImage 102:657-665.
  8. Roostaei T*, Nazeri A*, Sahraian MA, Minagar A (2014) The Human Cerebellum: A Review of Physiologic Neuroanatomy. Neurologic Clinics 32(4):859-69. 
  9. Nazeri A, Heydarpour P, Sadaghiani S, Sahraian MA, Burkly LC, Bar-Or A (2014) A further TWEAK to multiple sclerosis pathophysiology. Molecular Neurobiology 49(1):78-87.
  10. Nazeri A, Chakravarty MM, Felsky D, Lobaugh NJ, Rajji TK, Mulsant BH, Voineskos AN (2013) Alterations of superficial white matter in schizophrenia and relationship to cognitive performance. Neuropsychopharmacology38(10):1954-62.
  11. Hoppenbrouwers SS*, Nazeri A*, de Jesus DR, Stirpe T, Felsky D, Schutter DJLG, Daskalakis ZJ, Voineskos AN (2013) White matter deficits in psychopathic offenders and correlation with factor structure. PloS ONE 8(8):e72375.
  12. Lett TA, Waller L, Tost H, Veer IM, Nazeri A, Erk S, Brandl EJ, Charlet K, Beck A, Vollstädt-Klein S, Jorde A, Kiefer F, Heinz A, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Chakravarty MM, Walter H (2017), Cortical surface-based threshold-free cluster enhancement and cortexwise mediation. Human Brain Mapping, 38(6):2795-2807.
  13. Ameis SH, Lerch JP, Taylor M, Lee W, Viviano J, Pipitone J, Nazeri A, Croarkin P, Voineskos AN, Crosbie J, Brian J, Soreni N, Schachar R, Szatmari P, Arnold P, Anagnostou E (2016), A Diffusion tensor imaging study in children with ADHD, ASD, OCD and matched controls: group differences and dimensional brain-behavior relationships. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(12):1213-1222.
  14. Lett TA, Kennedy JL, Radhu N, Dominguez LG, Chakravarty MM, Nazeri A, Farzan F, Walter H, Heinz A, Mulsant BH, Daskalakis ZJ (2016) Prefrontal white matter structure mediates the influence of GAD1 on working memory.Neuropsychopharmacology 41(9):2224-31.
  15. Eshaghi A, Riyahi-Alam S, Saeedi R, Roostaei T, Nazeri A, et al. (2015) Classification algorithms with multi-modal data fusion could accurately distinguish neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis. NeuroImage: Clinical 7:306-14.
  16. Felsky D, Voineskos AN, Lerch JP, Nazeri A, Shaikh SA, Rajji TK, Mulsant BH, Kennedy JL (2012) Myelin-associated Glycoprotein gene and brain morphometry in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry 3:40.
  17. Eshaghi A, Riyahi-Alam S, Roostaei T, Haeri G, Aghsaei A, Aidi MR, Pouretemad HR, Zarei M, Farhang S, Saeedi R,Nazeri A, et al. (2012) Validity and reliability of a Persian translation of the Minimal Assessment of Cognitive Function in Multiple Sclerosis (MACFIMS). The Clinical Neuropsychologist 26(6):975-84.