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  • Marianne Black

    Marianne Black

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiological Sciences Laboratory

    BioDr. Marianne Black is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiology in the IMMERS (Incubator for Medical Mixed and Extended Reality), BMR (Body Magnetic Resonance) and JOINT (Joint and Osteoarthritis Imaging with Novel Technology) groups. Dr. Black currently works with with Drs. Brian Hargreaves, Bruce Daniel and Garry Gold. Her postdoctoral research is focused on imaging to detect and treat musculoskeletal disease. She is developing immersive mixed reality tools to improve surgical outcomes in orthopaedics.

    Dr. Black’s PhD research under Drs. Marc Levenston, Brian Hargreaves and Garry Gold focused on the application and development of novel methods and analysis techniques for quantitative knee imaging using MRI and CT. Her work included leading a study measuring quantitative MRI parameters of ACL-injured subjects, and her analysis methods that built upon Dr. Hargreaves group’s previous analysis methods showed the ability to differentiate ACL-injured and healthy cartilage as early as 3-months post-surgery. Prior to attending Stanford, she completed her MASc at the University of British Columbia in Biomedical Engineering under Dr. Dave Wilson. Dr. Black's research studied the effect of wedge and slope in medical opening high tibial osteotomy on joint kinematics and tibiofemoral joint contact pressure. She also co-founded Arbutus Medical during this time, which develops orthopaedic medical devices for low-resource hospitals.

  • Erpeng Dai

    Erpeng Dai

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiological Sciences Laboratory

    BioDr. Erpeng Dai mainly focuses on technique development for high-resolution and high-efficiency diffusion MRI (dMRI). Previously, he optimized the navigator acquisition for multi-shot interleaved EPI dMRI and further combined it with simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) for improved scan efficiency. Meanwhile, he also merged SMS and multi-slab techniques to achieve high-resolution isotropic imaging. Currently, Erpeng Dai is mainly working on developing high-fidelity and high-resolution dMRI, cortical dMRI and microstructure studies.

  • Phillip DiGiacomo

    Phillip DiGiacomo

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiological Sciences Laboratory

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy work aims to integrate multimodal ex vivo imaging data, including histology, specimen MRI, and advanced microscopy to characterize iron-mediated neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. The ultimate goal of this work is to better understand the complex pathological picture of Alzheimer's disease and translate these ex vivo findings to in vivo MRI and MR/PET of patients to identify and develop robust imaging-based biomarkers of disease and identify novel therapeutic targets.

  • Koray Ertan

    Koray Ertan

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiological Sciences Laboratory

    BioKoray Ertan received his BSc degree in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Turkey. He completed his PhD in the same department under the supervision of Prof. Ergin Atalar. During his PhD, he worked as a researcher at National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM) of Turkey. His thesis study is the development of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies such as gradient array systems for increasing diagnostic quality of the MR images, reducing the specific absorption rate and scan time.

    He joined Prof. Brian Rutt's group as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2019. Later, he was also affilated as a MINDED postdoctoral fellow in June 2019. As part of the MINDED program, his current research focuses on a system for modulating the permeability of the blood brain barrier using focused radio frequency heating generated from ultra-high field MRI transmit coils for enhanced treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders with nanomedicines. Additionally, his research interest mostly includes MRI technolgies such as RF pulse design, gradient systems, field monitoring, multi-coil gradient and shim arrays.