Sudeepta K. Basu, M.D.

Attending neonatologist

Sudeepta K. Basu, M.D., is an attending neonatologist and investigates early neuroimaging markers of brain injury in preterm newborn infants. Dr. Basu employs advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate the metabolic and functional profile of the developing brain in preterm infants. In particular, he focuses on novel neuroimaging techniques to estimate the concentration of the vital neurotransmitter, GABA, in preterm brains ( Magic Study) under the mentorship of Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., at the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National. Dr. Basu also investigates metabolic and neuroimaging characteristics of near-term infants who suffered from perinatal birth asphyxia (HIE).

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Basu SK, Pradhan S, Jacobs MB, et al.
Age and sex influences gamma-aminobutyric acid concentrations in the developing brain of very premature infants.
Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):10549. Published 2020 Jun 29. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-67188-y https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32601466/
De Asis-Cruz J, Kapse K, Basu SK, Said M, Scheinost D, Murnick J, Chang T, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C.
Functional brain connectivity in ex utero premature infants compared to in utero fetuses
[published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Neuroimage. 2020;219:117043. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117043 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32534962/
Ottolini KM, Andescavage N, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Murnick J, VanderVeer R, Basu S, Said M, Limperopoulos C.
Early lipid intake improves cerebellar growth in very low-birth-weight preterm infants
[published online ahead of print, 2020 May 8]. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020;10.1002/jpen.1868. doi:10.1002/jpen.1868 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32384168/
Basu S, Pradhan S, Kapse K, McCarter R, Murnick J, Chang T, Limperopoulos C.
Third trimester cerebellar metabolite concentrations are decreased in very premature infants with structural injury.
Scientific Reports. 2019 Feb 4;9(1):1212. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37203-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30718546/