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Daniel Coman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

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Daniel Coman, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    300 Cedar Street, N136 TAC, PO Box 208043

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



I am interested in development of molecular imaging methods to reveal physiological and chemical alterations underlying disease in preclinical models and exploit them in clinical applications. In my lab I use advanced Magnetic Resonance (MR) techniques, from multi-nuclear MR Spectroscopy (1H, 13C, 31P, 19F, 23Na) to multi-modal MR Imaging (Biosensor Imaging of Redundant Deviation in Shifts - BIRDS, Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer, calibrated fMRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Arterial Spin Labelling, etc.), to conduct in vivo biomedical imaging research on both pre-clinical and clinical scanners. My research interest is development of new MR imaging biomarkers for cancer, to better understand the resistance mechanisms and design new therapies. For this, I developed an ultrafast MR Spectroscopic Imaging technique called Biosensor Imaging of Redundant Deviation in Shifts (or BIRDS) for mapping the acidic microenvironment of cancer.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Wesleyan University, Chemistry

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Peterson Fellowship for graduate study in biochemistryWesleyan University, CT2004

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