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.