Reza Rajimehr












McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


77 Massachusetts Ave.

Building 46, Room 6165

Cambridge, MA 02139


Phone: 617-324-5530

E-mail: rajimehr at


I am a Postdoctoral Associate in Robert Desimone lab at McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Using electrophysiology and optogenetics, I investigate the neural circuitry underlying visual attention.

From 2005 to 2008, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Roger Tootell lab at NMR Martinos Center, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School. Using human and monkey fMRI, I investigated the functional organization of visual cortex, the neural basis of face and object recognition, and the cortical mechanisms of scene processing.

From 2000 to 2005, I was a Research Fellow in Hossein Esteky lab at School of Cognitive Sciences (SCS), Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM) in Tehran. Using visual psychophysics, I investigated visual perception, attention and consciousness.

I studied Medicine in the Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), and I received my M.D. in 2004. My M.D. thesis was about the psychophysical investigation of visual awareness.

I went to high school in Tabriz, Iran.