Anshuman Swain

Graduate Student, Department of Bioengineering

Contact Information

Tel:(215) 898-9357
Fax: (215) 573-2113


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Bioengineering. I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Emory University. I am originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, and when I’m not doing research, I like to play soccer, watch movies and TV, and explore the rich array of food and drinks that Philly has to offer.

Research interests:

I am interested in improving MR spectroscopy methodologies and using MRS/MRSI to investigate metabolic pathways and deficiencies in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.


Swain, A. (2021). ETD | High-Resolution Magic-Angle Spinning and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry Investigations of Tendon | ID: x633f216m | Emory Theses and Dissertations.

Yao, J., Anjum, M. A. R., Swain, A., & Reiter, D. A. (2021). Analytical and Numerical Connections between Fractional Fickian and Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Models of Diffusion MRI. Mathematics, 9(16), 1963. MDPI AG. Retrieved from

Anjum, M., Gonzalez, F. M., Swain, A., Leisen, J., Hosseini, Z., Singer, A., Umpierrez, M., & Reiter, D. A. (2021). Multi-component T2∗ relaxation modelling in human Achilles tendon: Quantifying chemical shift information in ultra-short echo time imaging. Magnetic resonance in medicine86(1), 415–428.

Gao, Y., Cao, D., Pawnikar, S., John, K. P., Ahn, H. M., Hill, S., Ha, J. M., Parikh, P., Ogilvie, C., Swain, A., Yang, A., Bell, A., Salazar, A., Miao, Y., & Liang, B. (2020). Structure of the Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus M2-1 Protein in Complex with a Short Positive-Sense Gene-End RNA. Structure (London, England : 1993)28(9), 979–990.e4.

Gao, Y., Cao, D., Ahn, H. M., Swain, A., Hill, S., Ogilvie, C., Kurien, M., Rahmatullah, T., & Liang, B. (2020). In vitro trackable assembly of RNA-specific nucleocapsids of the respiratory syncytial virus. The Journal of biological chemistry295(3), 883–895.