Departments & Organizations
Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center | Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
My research interest is focused on using MR Spectroscopy (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P) for several in vivo animal applications, such as measurement of physiological parameters or estimation of metabolic rates. Recently I developed a non-invasive method for measurements of temperature and pH in vivo. The method can be used to obtain temperature and pH maps of animal brain within several minutes. The method was successfully applied to measure the effects of various physiological perturbations, such as those induced by the drug MDMA (ecstasy) or by pharyngeal brain cooling, on temperature and/or pH. Other recent projects involve the measurement of total brain metabolism by 19F spectroscopy using 2-fluoro-2deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) and measurement of metabolic rates of glucose consumption in brain tumors.
Education & Training
|PhD||Wesleyan University (2004)|
Honors & Recognition
Peterson Fellowship for graduate study in biochemistryWesleyan University, CT (2004)