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Dr. Guoying Liu is the Director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program at the NIBIB. Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1991 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the in vivo MR Research Center at the NIH. From 1995 through 1997, she was a member of the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Radiology and Department of Neuroscience where her research focused on the development of MR techniques for imaging neuronal activity and connections, and for imaging of diffusion and perfusion in the brain.
From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Liu served as a faculty member at Georgetown University's Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences and Department of Neurology. Her research lab continued work on MR technical development and application with a focus on human auditory signal processing and phonological organization. From 2001 until joining NIBIB in September of 2008, she served as Program Director of the Cancer Imaging Program at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Liu has been actively involved with and has represented the institute in multiple trans-NIH activities including the Neuroscience BluePrint, Human Connectome Projects, Human Placenta Project, and BRAIN initiative. She served as the Science Officer for both of the Human Connectome Projects and has been the co-lead for the BRAIN Initiative Project Team on Human Neurotechnology.