We develop and evaluate techniques to characterize new tissue properties using magnetic resonance.
We design radio-frequency coil arrays for time efficient sodium, phosphorus, and proton MRI. We also build tissue-representative phantoms, MR-compatible exercise devices, and interface electronics.
We develop specialized pulse sequences and image reconstruction algorithms for novel tissue characterization methods, metabolic measurements, anatomical imaging, and MRI safety.
Our tools allow us to learn about fundamental biological functions such as mitochondrial energy metabolism and cellular viability, which provide important insight on a variety of pathologies.