Tim Holy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Holy’s research in imaging focuses on developing new optical methods for imaging neuronal activity in this lab. He has devised a new method, called objective-couple planar illumination microscopy, for imaging neuronal activity simultaneously in large neuronal populations. This approach uses a sheet of light to provide three-dimensional resolution without point-scanning. The principal advantage of […]

Katherine Weilbaecher, M.D. Professor of Medicine

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Weilbaecher’s laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of tumor metastasis to bone. They utilize luciferase/GFP labeled osteolytic cancer cell lines and evaluate tumor metastasis and bone tumor growth using in vivo bioluminescence in genetically targeted osteoclast and platelet defective mice. They also utilize MRI and PET imaging to evaluate bone tumor growth and metastasis in […]

Phil Bayly, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Bayly, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering, uses MRI to study deformation and to infer mechanical properties of soft tissue, particularly in the brain and spinal cord. The changes in shape and mechanical properties are important both in rapid events such as brain trauma, and very slow events, such as brain morphogenesis. His students […]

Mark Anastasio, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Engineering

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Anastasio’s research interests include the development of biomedical imaging methods, image reconstruction, and inverse problems in imaging and theoretical image science. Almost all modern biomedical imaging systems including advanced microscopy methods, X-ray computed tomography (CT), and photoacoustic tomography, to name only a few, utilize computational methods for image formation. Dr. Anastasio’s lab brings together […]

Hongyu An, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. An has extensive experience in MR and PET/MR imaging and is the associate director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR). Her expertise includes MRI physics, MR sequence design and programming, image reconstruction, image and data analysis, PET/MR attenuation correction, and motion correction. Simultaneously acquired anatomical, physiological and metabolic MR imaging and physiological […]

Erik Herzog, Ph.D. Professor of Biology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Herzog studies the cellular and molecular basis for circadian rhythms, focusing on the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. By combining electrophysiological and molecular imaging techniques, his lab is identifying pacemaking cells and how these cells coordinate their activities to drive behavior. The lab compares the circadian rhythms expressed behaviorally and by cells and tissues […]

Deanna Barch, Ph.D. Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Barch’s research program is focused on developing and using a variety of neuroimaging techniques to understand the developmental interplay among cognition, emotion, and brain function to better understand the deficits in behavior and cognition found in illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse. She has a long history of mentoring graduate, postdoctoral fellows […]

Joseph O’Sullivan, Ph.D. Professor of Electrical Engineering

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Directors, Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. O’Sullivan was the director of the Electronic Systems and Signals Research Laboratory (ESSRL) from 1998-2007, and is now dean of the new joint engineering program between University of Missouri-St. Louis and WU. He conducts research in a wide range of science and technology for security applications, including borders, target and object recognition theory, information […]

Joseph Ackerman, Ph.D. William Greenleaf Eliot Prof of Chemistry

By dnapoli on July 20, 2016 in Directors, Mentors, Steering Committee

Joseph Ackerman’s trainees perform research in the development and application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI) for study of intact biological systems, from cultured cells to mice to man. A major area of research is the development of MR techniques that will provide a more complete understanding of the complex structure and operating […]

Joseph Culver, Ph.D. Professor of Radiology

By dnapoli on July 11, 2016 in Directors, Mentors

Dr. Culver’s Lab develops neurophotonic technology for mapping brain function in humans and animal models. With the goal of producing high-performance portable brain imaging in humans, his group has been developing a series of innovations for diffuse optical tomography (DOT) instrumentation and algorithms. Recently they presented the first DOT system capable of mapping distributed brain […]