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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Rotating PhD Student
Bonirath is a PhD student in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Harvard College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. She is rotating in the CorLab this summer as part of the Interfaces Program.
Rotating PhD Student
Sophie is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Bioengineering and a fellow in the HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Program. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2016. She is exploring a variety of research topics related to cardiovascular imaging throughout the course of her rotation in the spring semester of 2020.
MD Student Researcher
Beth Thompson is an MD student at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. Her research interests are in using imaging and computational fluid dynamics to better understand cardiovascular pathophysiology.
Nick recently finished his undergraduate studies 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.