Daniel Coman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


I am using MR Spectroscopy (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P) for various in vivo animal applications, such as pH and temperature mapping or measurement of brain metabolic rates. 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

  • Peterson Fellowship for graduate study in biochemistryWesleyan University, CT (2004)

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Contact Info

Daniel Coman, PhD
Mailing Address
Diagnostic Radiology300 Cedar St, TAC N144
School of Medicine

New Haven, CT 06520

Curriculum Vitae