Current

 

Nicole Mouchawar - Research Assistant

Nicole is working on the Alzheimer’s and iron study, and the chronic fatigue syndrome study. She does patient recruitment, and she also runs the 3T MRI scanners for various studies in the lab.

Email: nmouchaw@stanford.edu

 

 

William Ho - Visiting Student

Will is working on MRI data acquisition for investigating the effects of traumatic brain injury and chronic fatigue syndrome on the human brain. He is also optimizing a histology workflow on human brain tissue for correlating Alzheimer’s Disease microscopic slide pathology with MRI scans.

Email: howill37@stanford.edu

 

 

Philip DiGiacomo - PhD Student

Phil DiGiacomo is working on advanced MRI to study Alzheimer's micropathology and develop new biomarkers for iron and inflammation

Email: pdigiaco@stanford.edu

 

 

Mackenzie Carlson - PhD Student

Mackenzie is working on multi-modal image-based biomarker discovery and analysis using clinical and pre-clinical PET/MRI, along with immuno-PET tracer design, for Alzheimer's Disease. She is jointly advised by Dr. Zeineh and Dr. James.

Mackenzie's work is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Email: mlc18@stanford.edu

 

Marios Georgiadis - Post-Doctoral Scholar

Marios studies brain microstructure alterations in Alzheimer's disease, primarily using X-ray scattering and (diffusion) MRI. In his PhD in Bone Biomechanics (ETH Zurich) he developed X-ray scattering-based methods to investigate bone microstructure in 3D. In 2016, in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of ETH Zurich, he started using imaging methods to study rodent brain microstructure, combining X-ray scattering with DTI, histology and CLARITY. In 2017 he joined the MRI Biophysics group in NUY School of Medicine to study human and mouse brain microstructure using X-ray scattering and diffusion MRI.

His research concerning brain imaging using X-ray scattering is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Email: mariosg@stanford.edu

 

Emily Dennis - Visiting Faculty

Emily Dennis is a visiting researcher who leads an international neuroimaging consortium focused on traumatic brain injury. In the lab she assists with studies of TBI in military veterans and athletes.

Email: eldennis@stanford.edu

 

 

Mario Wences - Administrative Assistant

Email: marlan27w@stanford.edu

 

Undergraduates & Interns:

Poojit Hedge

Melissa

Alumni

Sherveen Parivash

Sherveen Parivash earned his B.S. in Neurosciences from UCLA, and his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Tufts University. He is currently pursuing his M.D. at Duke University. While at Stanford for a year of medical research, Sherveen is working on using experimental MRI techniques to validate and further characterize a potential clinical biomarker in chronic fatigue syndrome. He is also working on using multi-modal MRI to define patterns of injury in contact sport athletes. 

Email: nparivash@gmail.com

 

Paymon Rezaii

 

Payman has worked as a clinical coordinator on study design and recruitment for chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as working on MRI acquisition and quality control.

Email: prezaii@stanford.edu

 

Maged Goubran received his Ph.D. in 2014 from Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario under the direction of Dr. Terry Peters. There, he performed quantitative in vivo MRI on epilepsy patients, correlated with post-surgical specimen MRI, and finally with quantitative histology.

At Stanford, Maged has been working on correlating specimen MRI with histology, in particular advanced techniques such as CLARITY. Additionally, he has been working on microstructural imaging in sports.

Email: mgoubran@stanford.edu

 

Dr. Wei Bian received his PhD from the UC Berkeley & UCSF Bioengineering program, focusing on using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate tissue susceptibility in the human brain. Using phase and susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), he studied iron-induced susceptibility contrast in multiple sclerosis lesions and cerebral microbleeds. To define the spatial relationship between microbleeds and blood vessels, he implemented a multi-echo MRI sequence to acquire images from arteries, veins and microbleeds simultaneously. He also designed a algorithm to quickly and accurately identify microbleeds automatically.

Now at Stanford, Wei is a postdoctoral fellow in the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging. He is focusing on studying inflammation in multiple sclerosis using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and effective relaxation rate (R2*) mapping with ultra-high resolution 7T MRI. His methods will expand into other disease such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and Traumatic Brain Injury. He is also working on sequence development for faster and more effective acquisitions for QSM.

Email: wei.bian@stanford.edu

 

Jonathan Leong

Jonathan did work on PET-MR in Alzheimer's

Email: leongjcs@stanford.edu

 

Scott McIntosh was an administrator for Michael Zeineh's Lab 

Email: scottm63@stanford.edu

 

Mansi first authored the 2nd paper ever written on the hippocampal endfolial pathway.

Email: parekhmb@stanford.edu