Paul Jacobs

Graduate Student, Department of Bioengineering

Contact Information

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


Bioengineering Pre-Doctoral Student, 2021-Present, University of Pennsylvania

NIH Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Scholar, 2019-2021, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

B.S. 2018,  Drexel University (Biomedical Engineering)


Paul is a 1st-year Ph.D. Student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Bioengineering. He graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. He then worked as a post-baccalaureate student at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota focusing on RF-induced tissue heating caused by orthopedic implants at 7T. Paul joined the Center for Advanced Metabolic Imaging in Precision Medicine (CAMIPM) in August of 2021 under the supervision of Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D. His research focuses on developing methods to correct for Binhomogeneity and using chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) to investigate brain metabolism.


Fagan AJ, Jacobs PS, Hulshizer TC, Rossman PJ, Frick MA, Amrami KK, Felmlee JP. 7T MR Thermometry technique for validation of system-predicted SAR with a home-built radiofrequency wrist coil. Med Phys. 2020 Dec 8. doi: 10.1002/mp.14641. PMID: 33294999.

Research Abstracts and Presentations

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2021 Conference                                                       July 2021

Tissue Heating Adjacent to Metallic Orthopedic Screws for 7 Tesla MRI: A Simulation Comparison with

Lower Field Strengths

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Non-Presenting Second Author

American Association for Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2021 Conference                                       July 2021

A Simulated Comparison of Local SAR Near Orthopedic Implants at 7T Relative to Lower Field Strengths

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Oral Presentation

Yale – Mayo Clinic CERSI Scholar Virtual Research Seminar                                                             May 2021

A Computational Study of Induced SAR values at 7T Compared to Lower Fields Near Orthopedic Implants

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Oral Presentation

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2021 Conference                      May 2021

An Investigation of SAR Values Induced Near an Orthopedic Implant at 7T Relative to Lower Fields: A Simulation Study

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Oral Presentation

Mayo Clinic Research Day (MCRD) 2021                                                                                            April 2021

A Simulated Comparison of Local SAR Near Orthopedic Implants at 7T Relative to Lower Field Strengths

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Poster Presentation

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2020 Conference (Virtual)                                              October 2020

Development and Validation of a Computational Model of an MRI Radiofrequency Coil for 7T

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Poster Presentation

Rockefeller University BioAcCES (Academic Conference for Emerging Scholars)                                    October 2020 Synthesizing a Computational Model of a 7T MRI Radiofrequency Coil for Validation     

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Poster Presentation

The Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Symposium                                                                         September 2020 Investigation of Orthopedic Implant Safety at 7T via Electromagnetic Simulations             

(Advisor: A. Fagan) – Poster Presentation

Drexel Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Presentation Symposium (Philadelphia, PA)             June 2018

Screening Patients for CRISPR-Cas9 Excision Therapy Suitability

(Advisor: W. Dampier) – Poster Presentation