MRI Division, Research Imaging Institute

      University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900


Our group consists MR physicists, MR engineers, image scientists and application scientists, working collaboratively to advance MRI technologies and their biomedical applications. Our primary research interests are:

(1) Development of in-vivo MRI and optical imaging technologies for studying the brain and the retina,

(2) Application of imaging technologies to study normal anatomy, physiology and function in animal models and humans, and

(3) Application of imaging technologies to study stroke, retinal degeneration and retinopathy in animal models and humans.

MRI JOB OPENINGS - Jun 1, 2015
Postdoctoral and predoctoral grants and positions available (pls send cv and interests to - need to be filled by Aug 2015

NEW!! T32 postdoc trainee slots available.

News and Events

Dec 2014 - A CBN pilot grant funded: Lodge and Duong on CLARITY and DTI comparison
Dec 2014 - Oscar is awarded with RISE/NSF predoctoral individual training grant
Dec 2014 - Mike Hoggs Fund: Oxygen challenge and ischemic stroke (PI: Shen)
Dec 2014 - Owens Foundation Fund: Methylene blue and ischemic stroke (PI: Duong/Vivek)
Jan 2015 - Owens Foundation Fund: Blood brain barrier in ischemic stroke (PI: Li)
Feb 2015 - Yash passed his qualifier with flying color.
Feb 2015 - Pavel presented MB clinical trial @ the Chairs/Directors mtg hosted by the SOM Dean
Mar 2015 - NIH Pepper Center grant funded, we have a Pilot on Methylene Blue clinical trial
Mar 2015 - Lora is awarded with a Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award.
Mar 2015 - Multiple students got multiple (ISMRM, UTSA, Valero, etc) travel travels to attend ISMRM
Mar 2015 - Second IND for methylene blue clinical trial got approval
... News archives

For perspective PhD students

(Multiple graduating student slots available. Apply to one of the program below and indicate your interests in our lab)
... Radiological Sciences Program
... BME program
... Integrated Multidisciplinary Graduate Program

Maintained by Timothy Duong

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