Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Our Mission
We are committed to the development of the MR methods and their application in the preclinical and clinical subjects to better understand human physiology and disease. We promote the use of magnetic resonance-based methods to the Wayne State University (WSU) scientific community and support the implementation of MR methods through education, assistance in experimental design, and data collection and analysis.
Current Research Projects
Below is an abbreviated list. To learn more about the research studies taking place in our facility please contact us

3T Magnet

Assessing brain tissue viability after TBI
PI: Zhifeng Kou

Susceptibility mapping of cerebral metabolism after TBI
PI: Natalie Wiseman

Longitudinal Neuroimaging in Sturge-Weber syndrome
PI: Csaba Juhasz

1/3 Brain Function and Genetics in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
PI: David Rosenberg

Neuropharmacological Investigation of Frontostriatal Network Function and Nicotine Seeking Behavior In Current Smokers
PI: Eric Woodcock

Neural Correlates & Modifier of Cognitive Aging
PI: Naftali Raz

Novel DWI methods to minimize postoprative deficits in pediatric epilepsy surgery
PI: Jeong-Won Jeong

Cannabinoid control of fear extinction neural circuits in post traumatic stress disorder
PI: Christine Rabinak

Development of Memory Networks in Children
PI: Noa Ofen

In utero assessment of the human neural connectome and later child behavior
PI: Moriah Thomason

Advancing innovative brain imaging to detect altered glutamate modulation and network dynamics in schizophrenia
PI: Jeffrey Stanley; Co-PI: Vaibhav Diwadkar

Multiparametric Quantitative White Matter Imaging in Healthy and Multiple Sclerosis Subjects
PI: E. Mark Haacke

A Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Elagolix in Combination with Estradiol/Norethindrone Acetate for the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated with Uterine Fibroids in Premenopausal Women (M12-815)
PI: Elizabeth Puscheck

Effects of FAAH Genotype on Fear-Related Brain Activation
PI: Christine Rabinak

Risk and Resilience in Syrian and Iraqi Children Refugees Prevalence Environment and Biomarkers
PI: Arash Javanbakht

Development and Efficacy of a Telephone-Delivered Physical Activity Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue
PI: Nora Fritz

Tetrahydrobiopterin in Fetal Hypoxic Brain Injury
PI: Sidhartha Tan

A long-term follow-up study for Multiple Sclerosis patients who have completed the Alemtuzumab Extension Study
PI: Evanthia Bernitsas

Effects of THC on Retention of Memory for Fear Extinction Learning in PTSD: R61
PI: Christine Rabinak

7T Magnet

Novel Imaging of rod oxidative stress in retinal disease and treatment in vivo
PI: Bruce Berkowitz

Novel imaging biomarker for treating spatial memory loss in prodromal Alzheimer's disease models
PI: Bruce Berkowitz

Study of advanced EU(II)-based contrast agents for ultra-high field magnetic resonance
PI: Matthew Allen

Tryptophan metabolism in human brain tumors
PI: Sandeep Mittal; Co-PI: Csaba Juhasz

Inactivity and Enhanced Sympathoexcitation: Role of Neuroplasticity in the RVLM
PI: Patrick Mueller

Neurodegeneration associated with metabolic stress in oligodendrocytes
PI: Alexander Gow

Impairment of the glymphatic system in the aged diabetic brain
PI: Quan Jiang

Investigation of D-4F effects of neurovascular remodeling after diabetic stroke
PI: Quan Jiang

Ac-SKDP for treatment of acute stroke
PI: Quan Jiang

Limiting Brain Reperfusion Injury by Controlling Mitochondrial Function
PI: Thomas Sanderson

Development of effective strategies for tinnitus diagnosis and treatment
PI: Avril Genene Holt