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Our Team in MR Research

The Division of MR Research includes faculty, staff, and technical personnel, who provide research training, implementation and support for the mission of the Division.

Our Director

 Learn about Paul A. Bottomley, Ph.D.'s research.


Our team

Cardiac MRCellular Imaging | Neuroscience | Neurofunction

Cardiac MR

  • Dara L. Kraitchman, VMD, PhD, Professor
  • Yingli Fu, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Michael Schär, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Yohannes Afework, MS, Research Associate
  • Meiyappan Solaiyappan, MSE, Research Associate
  • Parag Karmarkar, MS, Research Associate
  • Mary Price, MA, Sr. Grants and Contract Specialist
  • Inez Vazquez, Surgical Vet Technician
  • Yi Zhang, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Hugh Wall, Senior MRI Technologist
  • Cindy Maranto, MRI Technologist
  • Kellie Leatherman, BS, Financial Analyst
  • Peggy Herman, BS, Sr. Program Coordinator
  • Maisha Pinkney, Administrative Coordinator
  • Xiaoyang Liu, Student
  • Dan Zhu, Student


  • Peter van Zijl, PhD, Professor
  • James Pekar, PhD, Professor
  • Jinyuan Zhou, PhD, Professor
  • Susumu Mori, PhD, Professor
  • Manisha Aggarwal, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Andreia Faria, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Mike McMahon, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Guanshu Liu, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Qin Qin, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Hye-Young Heo, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Shanshan Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Ann Choe, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Nirbhay Yadav, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Joseph Gillen, BS, Research Associate
  • Kazi Akhter, Research Associate
  • Yuguo Li, PhD, Research Associate
  • Wenbo Li, PhD, Research Associate
  • Hangyi Jiang, Research Associate
  • Xiang Xu, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Jiadi Xu, PhD, Assistant Profressor
  • Dapeng Liu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Johnny Hsu, Sr. Data Analyst
  • Xin Xu, Data Analyst
  • Xin Chen, Student

Cellular Imaging

  • Jeff Bulte, PhD, Professor
  • Aline Thomas, Research Fellow
  • Dian Arafin, PhD, Instructor
  • Shreyas Kuddannaya, Research Fellow
  • Lan Xiaoyan, Research Fellow
  • Chu Chengyan, Post Doc
  • Yue Yuan, Post Doc
  • Ali Shakeri-Sadeh, Post Doc


  • Hanzhang Lu, PhD, Professor
  • Peiying Liu, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Zhipeng Hou, Research Associate
  • Kenichi Oishi, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Sandeepa Sur, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Kaisha Hazel, Research Associate
  • George Pottanat, Research Program Coordinator
  • Cuimei Xu, Sr. Research Assistant
  • Gongkai Liu, Research Assistant
  • Zhiliang Wei, PhD, Research Associate
  • Zixuan Lin, PhD Student
  • Xirui Hou, PhD Student
  • Dengrong Jiang, Post Doc
  • Hongli Fan, PhD Student
  • Chantelle Lim, PhD Student
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