Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a firmly established non-invasive 3D imaging modality that probes deep into the body and provides exquisite soft-tissue contrast at high spatial resolution for anatomical imaging. MRI can also provide information at the physiological, cellular, and molecular level, but a number of issues remain in this realm related to sensitivity, specificity, and quantification. Our lab is focused on developing reliable and robust quantitative MRI capabilities for physiological, cellular, and molecular imaging, with the aim of enabling MRI for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Our current focus is on applications in tissue engineering & regenerative medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Our research endeavors sit at the interface of multiple disciplines and our team members have expertise in MR physics, signals and systems, mathematical modeling, organic chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and animal models of disease.