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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Keeran Maharajh, PhD 

          Keeran Maharajh, PhD

Bldg. 500, Level 2, Rm. N2224H

Phone:  303-724-4995

Email:  Dr. Maharajh

 

Keeran Maharajh, PhD

Assistant Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Teaching Assistant, Physics Dept., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1996-1998                    

Research Assistant, Low Temperature Physics, University of New Mexico, NM, 1998-2001                    

Graduate Researcher, Biophysics Division (P21), Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, 2001-2003                    

Guest Scientist, Biophysics Division (P21), Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, 2003-2004                    

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomagnetic Neuroimaging Laboratory, Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2003-2005        

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Dept., University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, 2006-present 

  

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Kraus RH, Volegov P, Maharajh K, Espy MA, Matlashov AN, Flynn ER.  Performance of a novel SQUID- based superconducting imaging-surface magnetoencephalography system.  Physica C 2002;368:18-23.

Espy MA, Matlashov AN, Kraus RH, Volegov P, Maharajh K. Experimental investigation of high temperature superconducting imaging surface magnetometry. Review of Scientific Instruments 2002;73:2360-3.

Maharajh K, Volegov P, Kraus RH.  Forward model theoretical basis for a superconducting imaging surface magnetoencephalography (MEG) system.  Physics in Medicine and Biology 2004; 49(4):523-32.

Rojas D, Maharajh K, Teale P, Kleman M, Benkers T, Carlson J, and Reite ML.  Development of the 40 Hz steady state auditory evoked magnetic field from ages 5 to 52. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117(1):110117, JAN 2006.

Maharajh K, Abrams D, Rojas DC, Teale P, and Reite ML.  Auditory steady state and transient gamma band activity in bipolar disorder. International Congress Series, 1300:707710, 2007.

Rojas DC, Maharajh K, Teale P, and Rogers SJ. Reduced neural synchronization of gamma-band MEG oscillations in first-degree relatives of children with autism. BMC Psychiatry, 8, AUG 1 2008.

Teale P, Collins D, Maharajh K, Rojas DC, Kronberg E, and Reite ML. Cortical source estimates of gamma band amplitude and phase are different in schizophrenia. Neuroimage, 42(4):14811489, OCT 1 2008.

Maharajh K, Teale P, Rojas DC and Reite M. Fluctuation of Gamma-Band Phase Synchronization within the Primary Auditory Cortex in Schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology, DEC 2009,   doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2009.12.010 (In Press).

 

Grant and Contracts:

Ongoing Research Support

NIMH K25  MH073875 - Maharajh (PI), 12/01/05-12/01/10

Title: Sensory Processing in Schizophrenia

Provides formal training in the biomedical field with emphasis in neurophysiology, psychophysics and neuropsychology.  Research goals include experimental investigations of the interaction of primary auditory processing and neural background activity.  A theoretical modeling aspect of this interaction is also part of the research goals.  

Role: PI

 

Completed Research Support

NIMH R01 MH64502-01 - Reite (PI), 7/01/05-12/01/05

Title: The Brain & Psychosis: Asymmetry & Cortical Organization

This project examines evidence for brain lateralization and cortical reorganization in adults with psychotic illness using MEG and MRI-based metrics.  Present duties include the development of analysis tools required to examine multichannel MEG data.

Role: Co-Investigator

 

NIMH T32 MH15442-26 - Reite (PI), 7/01/03-6/30/05 

Institutional NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (Sponsor and Program Director, Martin Reite, M.D.)                                

This is an NIMH Postdoctoral Research Training Program in developmental psychobiology, which is funded to provide training in research to 8 M.D. and Ph.D. candidates per year in one of the research labs of the 22 Postdoctoral training faculty.  Trainees completing this program will be able to assume the role of an independent investigator in one of the multiple areas encompassed by the training program.  Present duties include the development of visualization and analysis tools for a recently installed whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) system. 

Role: Postdoctoral Trainee