Faculty by Areas of Research

Image Processing and Analysis

Choma, Michael Andrew

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Pediatrics

Research Interests:Optics; Optical Coherence Tomography; Microscopy; Random Lasers; Pediatrics; Heart Development; Cilia; Respiratory Disease

Duncan, James S

Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Electrical Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair, Bioimaging Sciences in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Computer vision; Image processing and medical imaging, with an emphasis on biomedical image analysis

Papademetris, Xenophon

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Automated biomedical image analysis and measurement; Interactive 3D visualization of medical images and structures

Staib, Lawrence

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Electrical Engineering

Research Interests:Automated biomedical image analysis and measurement; geometric and probabilistic deformable models for segmentation and nonrigid registration of biomedical images for measurement of structure and function with applications to neuroscience and cardiology; functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI) analysis; diffusion weighted magnetic resonance (DW-MR) image analysis

Tagare, Hemant D.

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Electrical Engineering

Research Interests:Heart motion analysis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Constable, R. Todd

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurosurgery
Director MRI Research

Research Interests:Development of MRI techniques to allow faster scanning and/or to provide functional information; Quantitative information and high quality pictures of anatomy; Application of new methods to answer fundamental questions in basic science and medicine with emphasis on applications in neuroscience.

Galiana, Gigi

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Hampson, Michelle

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Resting state functional connectivity; Neurofeedback; Real-time fMRI

Negishi, Michiro

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Eelectroencephalography, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electrical Impedance Tomography

Peters, Dana C

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Atrial fibrillation; Radial imaging; Late gadolinium enhancement; Cardiac imaging

Qiu, Maolin

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:NMR Methods for understanding the neurophysiological basis of neuroimaging and human brain functions under normal and pathological conditions.

Shen, Xilin

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Befroy, Douglas E

Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Medicine (Endocrinology)

Research Interests:Development of novel Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) techniques

Behar, Kevin L.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, MRRC Neurometabolism Research Laboratory

Research Interests:NMR; 1H NMR; 13C NMR; In vivo brain metabolism; Glutamate; Gamma-aminobutyrate; Glutamine; Neuron-glial trafficking

Chowdhury, Golam M

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Research Interests:NMR; 13C NMR; in vivo and ex vivo brain metabolism; glutamate; gamma-aminobutyrate; glutamine; neuron-glial trafficking; depression; stress; brain development; drugs discovery; hypoxia; nanotoxicity; ketone bodies; ketamine; antidepressant; riluzole; SSADH

Coman, Daniel

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:brain, temperature, pH, BIRDS, CEST, metabolism, energetics, thulium, TmDOTP, TmDOTMA

De Feyter, Henk

Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:In vivo 13C MRS, Brain metabolism, tumor metabolism

de Graaf, Robin

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Cerebral energy metabolism

D'Errico, Francesco

Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Superheated emulsions

Herman, Peter

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:fMRI; BOLD; local field potentials; multi unit activity; Laser-Doppler; optical imaging; laser speckle

Hyder, D. S. Fahmeed

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering
Technical Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center (mrrc.yale.edu)
Program Director, Core Center for Quantitative Neuroscience with Magnetic Resonance (qnmr.yale.edu)

Research Interests:Brain energy metabolism; Neurovascular and neurometabolic coupling; BOLD technology; BIRDS technology; Calibrated fMRI technology; SAR technology; Cancer imaging and therapy technology; Molecular probes and nanocarriers

Jiang, Lihong

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Juchem, Christoph

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurology

Mason, Graeme F

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Psychiatry
Director Metabolic Modeling and Director Psychiatric MRS
Director, Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program
Chair, Magnetic Resonance Research Center Protocol Review Committee

Research Interests:Alcoholic intoxication; Alcoholism; Alcohol metabolism; Amino acids; Carbohydrates; CNS diseases; Fatty acids; Molecular mechanisms of pharmacological Action; Mood disorders

Rothman, Douglas L

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering
Director Yale MR Research Center

Research Interests:MR spectroscopy development; MR imaging methods to image metabolic and neurotransmitter pathways in humans and in animal models

Positron Emission Tomography

Bois, Frederic

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Carson, Richard E

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Yale PET Center
Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Positron emission tomography (PET) modeling and physics; Tracer kinetic modeling methods and parametric imaging techniques for PET tracers; Application of receptors ligands to assess neurotransmitter dynamic; 3D and 4D PET image reconstruction; Medical imaging

Chan, Chung (Jan)

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:Advanced image reconstruction algorithms, quantitative data correction, respiratory and cardiac motion compensation, image processing and analysis, and their applications on PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging.

Chen, Ming-Kai

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Co-Medical Director, Yale University PET Center

Research Interests:Improving PET/CT imaging acquisition and quantification; Validation of new clinical radiotracer; Radiation exposure assessment; Internal dosimetry; Radioiodine treatment for thyroid disease; Molecular imaging in neuroscience and neurotoxicology; Small animal imaging; Receptor binding assay and autoradiography

Cosgrove, Kelly P

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurobiology

Research Interests:Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography; Positron Emission Tomography; Neuroimaging; Alcohol Dependence; Tobacco Smoking; Nicotine Dependence; Brain; nicotinic acetylcholine receptor; GABAA-benzodiazepine receptor; Sex differences

Esterlis, Irina

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Diagnostic Radiology
Director, Molecular Imaging Program, NCPTSD, VA

Research Interests:Neuroreceptor imaging; Mood disorders; Tobacco addiction

Gallezot, Jean-Dominique

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Huang, Yiyun Henry

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Co-Director of Yale PET Center & Director of Chemistry

Research Interests:PET Radiochemistry; PET Radiotracer Development; Preclinical PET Imaging; Clinical PET Imaging; Application of PET Imaging in Drug Development

Labaree, David C.

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Lim, Keunpoong

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests:PET(Positron Emission Tomography) radiopharmaceutical development

Lin, Shu-Fei

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Liu, Chi

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Quantitative PET/CT and SPECT/CT for cardiology and oncology applications; Image reconstruction algorithms; Quantitative data correction; Respiratory and cardiac motion compensation; Dynamic imaging; Translational imaging.

Matuskey, David

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Psychiatry
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Research Interests:drug addiction; cocaine; neuroimaging; PET; dopamine; serotonin; social status

Morris, Evan Daniel

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Psychiatry
Co-director for Imaging, Yale PET Center

Research Interests:Kinetic modeling; Parameter estimation; Parametric imaging; Dopamine; Reward; Drug occupancy; Drug abuse; Alcoholism; Parkinson's disease

Nabulsi, Nabeel

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology
Deputy Director of Chemistry
Chief Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs

Research Interests:Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiopharmaceuticals

Naganawa, Mika

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Park, Eunkyung (Angela)

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Ropchan, Jim R

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Zheng, Ming-Qiang

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology