Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

CorLab | Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab

Current


Faculty

Walter Witschey

Walter Witschey
Assistant Professor of Radiology
 witschey@mail.med.upenn.edu
 215-662-2310

Dr. Witschey is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and member of the Bioengineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Groups at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the 2011 NIH/NIBIB Pathway to Independence Award, 2014 McCabe Foundation Award, and 2016 W.W. Smith Foundation Award. He was a former trainee in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Penn and finished his postdoctoral training in Bioengineering at the University Medical Center in Freiburg, Germany. The research goals of his group include non-invasive imaging of myocardial ischemia progression and salvage, innovative technologies for imaging arrhythmias, and MR-guided interventions for heart disease.



Postdoctoral Researchers

Srikant Iyer

Srikant Iyer
Postdoctoral Researcher

Srikant Kamesh Iyer is a post-doctoral researcher at the advanced cardiovascular imaging lab. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on MRI based cardiac perfusion imaging. His research interests are developing compressed sensing based acquisition and reconstruction techniques for 2D and 3D cardiac MR imaging.


Zachary Rodgers

Zachary Rodgers
Postdoctoral Researcher
 zrodgers@mail.med.upenn.edu

Zach is an MD/PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Program in Biomedical Imaging and Informational Science. He received his PhD in Bioengineering in 2015, developing novel MRI-based methods for quantification of brain oxygen consumption. He will complete his MD degree in 2017 and continue his medical training at UPenn as a resident in Internal Medicine. Zach's current research interests are in developing improved MRI methods for detection of myocardial fibrosis and scar.



Graduate Students

Eileen Hwuang

Eileen Hwuang
PhD Student

Eileen Hwuang is a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering. She graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. Eileen is an Interfaces Program scholar and an NSF GRFP fellow. Her research interests are in developing MRI techniques to image placental perfusion and flow.


Brianna Moon

Brianna Moon
PhD Student

Brianna Moon is a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. Brianna is an Interfaces Program scholar. Her research interests are in developing cardiac quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) MRI techniques.


Rajiv Deshpande

Rajiv Deshpande
MD/PhD Student

Rajiv Deshpande is an MD/PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. Rajiv is an Interfaces Program scholar. His research interests are in developing MRI techniques to better understand and characterize cardiac pathophysiology.



Undergraduates

Rishabh Kumar

Rishabh Kumar
Summer Fellow

Rishabh is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. Rishabh is from New Delhi, India, and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. Rishabh serves as the president of the Bhakti Yoga Club and Yoga for Life Club at Penn. He plans on majoring in biophysics and attending medical school after graduation.


Nick Josselyn

Nick Josselyn
SUPERS Fellow

Nick is an undergraduate rising senior at Wheaton College in Norton, MA majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics and astronomy. Nick is from Billerica, MA. He is president of the Physics/Astronomy club and Tennis club at Wheaton and serves on the advisory board of the May Fellows group on campus. Nick plans on going to graduate school for medical physics, focusing in radiology.