Student working on a research project.

Advanced Analysis Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) In Neurodegenerative Diseases

Our lab develops new imaging methodologies based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our primary focus is on mechanisms of MR signal formation in the presence of magnetically inhomogeneous tissues and its applications. Most of these applications focus on the hitherto unknown role of storage iron in the brain. You will support our ongoing research. Depending on your interest and existing skills, you will implement and evaluate image processing algorithms, solve physics-based equations using experimental data, or use high-level image analysis strategies to better understand pathological tissue alterations. Most of our research involves coding in MATLAB or Linux bash. Working in our lab represents an excellent training opportunity in this area!

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Numerical Mathematics,
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with at least one modern computer language, Ability to work independently, Enthusiasm about the application of computer science/nature sciences/engineering in the medical field, at least 10 hours commitment per week
Compensation: Academic Credit, Salary / Stipend, Volunteer, Work Study, Please ask.
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Ferdinand Schweser
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: Clinical And Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St (Downtown)
Phone: 716 999 4718