Marcus E. Raichle, M.D.

Marcus E. Raichle, M.D.

Alan A. & Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Marcus E. Raichle, a neurologist, is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St Louis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research over the past 40 years has focused on the nature of functional brain imaging signals arising from positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and the application of these techniques to the study of the human brain in health and disease. Their landmark study (Nature, 1988) described the first integrated strategy for the design, execution and interpretation of functional brain images. It represented 17 years of work developing the components of this strategy (e.g., rapid, repeat measurements of blood flow with PET; stereotaxic localization; imaging averaging; and, a cognitive subtraction strategy). He has received numerous awards and honors, including being a co-recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology (2001) and the Ariëns Kappers Medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010). In 2014, he was a co-recipient of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience 'for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition,' awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (with Brenda Milner of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and John O’Keefe of University College London).