Ahmad Salehi

Ahmad Salehi, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical School and at the VA Palo Health Care System in California. His main interest in the field of developmental disabilities is Down syndrome, using mouse models and human postmortem material. Due to his innovative use of mouse models to identify genes responsible for degeneration of different brain regions in Down syndrome, in 2010, he received the World Technology Award in the field of biotechnology from the World Technology Network in Manhattan, New York. Currently, his group is working on developing new therapeutic strategies for cognitive dysfunction in people with Down syndrome.

1books edited

Latest work with IntechOpen by Ahmad Salehi

Although various developmental disabilities affecting children and adults might have different pathogeneses, underlying mechanisms, and clinical presentations, the current books emphasizes the fact that there are numerous commonalities in methods of understanding, clinical diagnosis, and handling of behavioral abnormalities in affected individuals. For instance, understanding sexual maturation and its consequences in people with intellectual disability would certainly present a path to better understanding of the differences with controls and more effective handling of the unwanted consequences in people affected.

Go to the book