Institute: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Position: Ph.D. Candidate
My research focuses on simplifying fMRI calibration by replacing the gas inhalation experiment with a baseline scan of R2'. R2' has been shown to capture important physiological parameters such as cerebral blood volume and blood oxygenation.
I am also interested in measuring and modeling the susceptibility of blood and the effect that hyperoxia has on it. Our lab has shown that there is a negligible effect of excess dissolved O2 on the susceptibility and relaxation rates of blood. To provide insights into both of these studies, I have developed simulations of the MR signal from the microvasculature.
· Gas-free calibrated fMRI
· Biophysical Modelling
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=KP-aJDUAAAAJ&hl=en&sortby=pubdate