Timothy Q. Duong, Ph.D.
Stanley I. Glickman MD Professor of Ophthalmology, Radiology, and Physiology
MRI Division Chief & Assistant Director for Research, Research Imaging Institute
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VA Southwest National Primate Research Center
Our lab’s research focuses on the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy (MRS), and speckle and optical imaging, to the study of brain and retinal anatomy, physiology and function in animal models and humans. They include: (1) novel methodologies to dynamically measure cerebral blood flow, tissue oxygen tension, blood volume; (2) high-resolution functional MRI techniques for mapping layer-specific and columnar organization; (3) blood blow, oxygenation and function of the retina; and (4) anatomical, physiological and functional characterization and prediction of tissue fates in stroke, leading to improved therapeutic intervention.