Arash Yazdanbakhsh received his M.D. from Tehran Medical University in 1998. He later received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2005 with a focus on computational neuroscience and neural modeling. He then conducted his postdoctoral research in the neurobiology department at Harvard Medical School.
Yazdanbakhsh is currently the principal investigator of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). He has 50 peer-reviewed publications, three book chapters, and numerous conference presentations and invited talks, is a member of the Vision Science Society and the Society for Neuroscience, and serves as a peer reviewer for many neuroscience-related journals.