Dr. Ann S. Choe is a Research Instructor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Choe’s research interests include:
• Theoretical and clinical study of central nervous system (CNS)
• Roles that neuroimaging plays in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases that affect motor functions, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis
• Development of more accurate and precise imaging method for better diagnosis of diseases
• Structural and functional connectivity information provided by MR and its implications
• Use of MRI information to aid design of individual rehabilitation program
She has expertise and experience in magnetic resonance (MR) physics, imaging science, mathematics, as well as spinal cord and brain imaging of spinal cord inured (SCI) patients. The overall goal of her ongoing study is to establish resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) of the brain as a clinical tool to evaluate the extent and the pattern of cortical plasticity in SCI patients, in response to therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Choe has received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Biomedical Engineering. Her research experience as a graduate student in the field of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) served as a basis for the rest of her career in the field of imaging science. During this time, Dr. Choe has acquired expertise in many aspects of MRI, including imaging physics, image processing, and data analysis, and completed didactic coursework in the areas of biomedical imaging, signal and image processing, instrumentation, as well as physiology.
Dr. Choe is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholars Award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Neilsen Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.