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Daniil P Aksenov

Director of the Center for Basic MR Research, Department of Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Chief Research Scientist and Lead Clinician Researcher, Department of Anesthesiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Professor in Biomedical Engineering (adjunct), Northwestern University

Senior Clinician Researcher, University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine

Contact Information

 (224) 364-1434
 (847) 492-0731 Fax


Postdoctoral Fellowship - Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
PhD in Neurology, MD in Internal Medicine, MS in Computer Science

Research and Academic Interests

Brain Tissue Oxygen Regulation
Anesthesia and Brain Development
Physiology of Functional MRI
Neuronal Activity in Awake and Anesthetized States

Honors and Awards

 Recent NIH awards:

Anesthesia-induced learning deficiency and brain hyperoxia. R01GM112715 (National Institute Of General Medical Sciences). 08/15/2016 – 05/31/2022. Role: PI

Role of interneurons in brain tissue oxygen regulation. R01NS107383 (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). 07/01/2018-06/30/2023. Role: PI

Developmental disruption of brain tissue oxygen regulation and deficiency of learning after neonatal anesthesia exposure (cont.) R01GM112715 (National Institute Of General Medical Sciences). 09/01/2021-08/31/2025. Role: PI

Equipment grant. R01GM112715-03S1 (National Institute Of General Medical Sciences). 07/31/2018 – 08/01/2019. Role: PI

MRI-compatible high resolution microendoscopic system. S10 OD032223 (Office of the Director, NIH), 08/01/2022 - 07/31/2023. Role: PI

9.4T MRI gradients. S10OD034205 (Office of the Director, NIH), 03/01/2023 - 02/29/2024. Role: PI

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

NIH study section Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies (NOIT), 2018 (ad hoc member)

NIH study section Emerging Imaging Technologies in Neuroscience (EITN), 2019-2020 (ad hoc member)

NIH study section Pathophysiological Basis of Mental Disorders and Addictions (PMDA), 2023 (ad hoc member)

Society for Neuroscience


International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT)

Member of Editorial Board of Frontiers in Neuroscience (section Translational Neuroscience)

Scholarly Work

Reviewer of manuscripts in Neuroimage, Synapse, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Anesthesia and Analgesia Practice, Neurochemical Research, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Diagnostics, Neurotoxicity Research, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Acta Neurologica Belgica, Survey of Ophthalmology, Sensors, Children, Life, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Neurology International, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.