BS Brigham Young University, 2011
The Lin Brain Lab is a multi-disciplinary laboratory investigating nutritional and genetic components of Alzheimer's disease as well as the interaction of gut microbiota on brain health. We use advance magnetic resonance imaging techniques as a primary tool to measure metabolic and vascular changes in the brains of mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. As a biomedical engineer my project is focused on developing an accelerated MRI technique to improve the speed and accuracy of non-invasive cerebral blood flow measurements derived from arterial spin labeling (ASL) scans. This will help clear a major hurdle in the translation of ASL to standard clinical practice.
- Pumphrey, A.;Yang, Z.;Ye, S.;Powell, D.K.;Thalman, S.;Watt, D.S.;Abdel-Latif, A.;Unrine, J.;Thompson, K.;Fornwalt, B.;Ferrauto, G.;Vandsburger, M. "Advanced cardiac chemical exchange saturation transfer (cardioCEST) MRI for in vivo cell tracking and metabolic imaging." NMR in biomedicine 29, 1 (2016): 74-83. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]