Position Duration and Dates Description
Master's Rotation 1st, 2nd, 3rd Rotations Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) can be used to acquire spectra from the human brain, offering a window into its underlying biochemistry non-invasively in-vivo. My lab focuses on developing new methodologies for for imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), by manipulating the electromagnetic fields in the (human) MRI scanner, an area of research known as pulse sequence development. There are several possible projects for rotations students in the lab, including preparing and scanning samples used to validate some of the new techniques we develop, and running computer simulations of the underlying physics. The underlying work is very multidisciplinary in nature and I encourage students from other faculties (physics, computer science and mathematics, neuroscience) to apply as well.
PhD
Start: Aug 1, 2016
Duration: 4.5 years
Our lab develops new methods for trying to understand the biochemistry of the human brain in-vivo, using the Institute's cutting edge 3 Tesla MRI for human research (yes, we scan humans, mostly volunteers). We currently focus on what happens to the brain's chemistry during functional activation. We are at the intersection between physics and neurobiology: We develop the necessary spin physics from theory, through computer simulations, all the way to programming the MRI scanner, running the experiments, and analyzing the data. Prospective students should be independent, inquisitive and have a strong quantitative background. Since imaging is an interdisciplinary field, physicists, physical chemists, computer scientists, neuroscientists and mathematicians can all contribute significantly.
MSc
Start: Aug 1, 2016
Duration: 1 years
Our lab develops new methods for trying to understand the biochemistry of the human brain in-vivo, using the Institute's cutting edge 3 Tesla MRI for human research (yes, we scan humans, mostly volunteers). We are at the intersection between physics and neurobiology: We develop the necessary spin physics from theory, through computer simulations, all the way to programming the MRI scanner, running the experiments and posing the neurophysiological question. Prospective students should be independent, inquisitive and have a quantitative background. Since imaging is an interdisciplinary field, physicists, physical chemists, computer scientists and mathematicians can all contribute significantly.