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Vol. 3, Issue 1, March 2014

2013-2014 Junior Fellow

Peiying Liu

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

I grew up in Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan Province of Southwestern China, which is known as the hometown of the panda. I received my Bachelorís degree in Communication Engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and my Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. I began my research in MRI when I joined Dr. Hanzhang Luís lab at UT Southwestern as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2008.

My research is focused on the development and implementation of MRI techniques to evaluate blood supply and oxygen utilization in the human brain as well as their clinical applications in brain disorders and normal aging. I plan on dedicating my career to the research in brain MRI techniques, providing new technologies to better understand the human brain.

Since joining the ISMRM society in 2010, I have greatly benefitted from the society. Attending the ISMRM annual meetings and workshops has broadened my vision, and largely inspired me. Presenting my research has given me the chance to gain insightful feedback, and to garner interest in my techniques to form new collaborations and connections.

Receiving the ISMRM junior fellowship is a great honor for me, and has fostered a new stage in my career. I am currently an Instructor in the Advanced Imaging Research Center at UT Southwestern and one of my research interests is to develop MRI technologies of cerebrovasculature and metabolism in pediatric populations. Moreover, as a junior fellow I was given the opportunity to be an observer in the Workshop & Study Group Review Committee. The experience of participated in the committee meeting and teleconference gave me a great insight in the ISMRM structure and procedures, and made me more engaged to the society. Therefore, I am extremely grateful to the ISMRM society for bestowing this honor on me.