Makis parasoglou

I joined the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the New York University School of Medicine in January 2015. I studied Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,  Greece, and obtained my PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2010.

I am fascinated by the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), which has advanced scientific discovery and improved fundamental understanding of bodily functions and how these can be disrupted by disease. As an engineer, I am particularly interested in transforming MR from a qualitative observational tool into a quantitative scientific method that can answer basic biological questions and improve clinical diagnosis and patient management. To achieve that, I combine underlying MR physics with effective signal processing and image reconstruction techniques.

Research Interests

  • Development of efficient mutlinuclear MRI and MRS methods for skeletal muscle and brain applications
  • Metabolic and microvascular impairment in diabetes related complications in the extremities
  • Mitochondrial impairment in Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia