Associate Professor  |  Full Member

Mahavir Agarwal

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Research Interests
Psychiatric Disorders, Radiology & Imaging, Brain, Metabolism
Research Themes
Neuroscience, Brain Health
MSc, PhD

Research Synopsis

Dr. Agarwal’s research interest lies in understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the interactions between schizophrenia pathophysiology, antipsychotics, cognition and metabolic abnormalities with specific focus on the insulin signaling in the brain as an explanatory model. This is clinically relevant as metabolic risk leads to a 20% reduction in life expectancy for patients with severe mental illness. He is also working on translating this knowledge to developing novel treatment strategies that can help decrease the cognitive and metabolic dysfunction in severe mental illness.