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Daniel Coman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Daniel Coman, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    300 Cedar Street, N144 TAC, PO Box 208043

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



I am using MR Spectroscopy (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P) for in vivo applications, such as pH and temperature mapping or measurement of brain metabolism. Recently I developed a non-invasive method, BIRDS, for in vivo temperature and pH mapping. The method was successfully applied to show that extensive acidic extracellular pH beyond the tumor boundary correlates with tumor cell invasion. BIRDS was also used to measure the effect of the drug MDMA (ecstasy) on the brain temperature. 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

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

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