Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences (SQITS)
Peter J. Basser, Ph.D.
Laboratory And Project Description
The Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences (SQITS) is dedicated to inventing and developing quantitative MRI biomarkers to follow key processes in normal and abnormal development, disease, degeneration, and trauma, motivated by fundamental research into the basis of functional properties of brain and extracellular matrix (ECM). Example summer projects include developing:
high-resolution MR and optical imaging methods of cartilage and ECM organization and structure to predict functional properties (e.g., http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4964144)
new direct functional imaging (fMRI) methods using a novel tandem optical and MR imaging test system (see https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/download/attachments/117212440… and https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/download/attachments/117212440… )
To discuss more specifics of the summer work that could be performed on these projects, please feel free to contact Dr. Basser.