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Dr. Santosh A. Helekar earned his medical degree (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Bombay in 1982. He earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine. He held faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurology at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Weill Medical College (WMC) of Cornell University before rejoining as an associate member of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2007. Dr. Helekar also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Biology at Texas A & M University. As a member of the Research Institute Neurosciences Research Program, he directs the Neurophysiology and Neuromodulation Laboratory in the Speech and Language Center of the Department of Neurology, where he conducts neuroscientific research on stuttering, chronic ischemic stroke, motor control, and conscious perception using neuroimaging and magnetic brain stimulation with a new portable wearable device developed by him and Dr. Henning Voss of WMC. He also collaborates with other members of the Research Institute on functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of neurological conditions. Dr. Helekar has been a member of the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and Alzheimer's Association grant review boards. He has also been an E-print editor of Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and a reviewer for several international research foundations and scientific journals in his fields of interest. He serves on the editorial board of The Open Zoology Journal.

Research interests

Dr. Helekar's current research program focuses on the development and refinement of multifocal magnetic brain stimulation using a new portable wearable device called Transcranial Rotating Permanent Magnet Stimulator (TRPMS) invented by him and Dr. Henning Voss of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Ongoing projects in his laboratory involve studying the effects of TRPMS stimulation using brain functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and electrophysiological approaches for application in basic neuroscience research and neuromodulatory therapy in neurobehavioral disorders, including stuttering and chronic ischemic stroke. He is also interested in quantitative functional network-based analysis and theoretical research related to neural processes underlying conscious perception.

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Aug 1 1986Jan 31 1991

Award Date: May 1 1991

Molecular Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1991Dec 31 1995

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 6 2010Jul 5 2011

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Mar 1 2008Jul 5 2010

Adjunct Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Jun 4 2007 → …

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Dec 1 2002May 1 2005

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1996May 1 2005

Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine

Jan 1 1996Jun 30 1996

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa

Sep 15 1985Jul 31 1986

Research Assistant, Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka

Apr 1 1984Sep 14 1985

Free-text keywords

  • Vocal learning
  • Speech and language disorders
  • fMRI
  • Conscious perception
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Motor control

Research Area Keywords

  • Neurosciences

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