Duong Lab

Welcome to our laboratory website

Our laboratory focuses on developing innovative imaging and analysis technologies and apply them to study normal and diseased brain anatomy, physiology, metabolism and function in animals and humans, with emphasis on bi-directional translational research. In addition to brain, our lab is also interested in studying cancer. Our research group consists of MRI engineers, MRI application scientists, clinicians, and physician scientists, working collaboratively to advance MRI technologies and their biomedical applications.
Our lab and department have on-going recruitments of faculty (including an tenured, Endowed Chair in Cancer Imaging), research scientists, research coordinators, graduate students, etc, in areas relevant to our research interests. Please reach out if you are interested. 
For high-school students who are interested in doing research over the summer and beyond, pls fill out this FORM. Recent high-school projects can be found at HSsummerprojects. Three high schoolers were recently selected to be the TOP 300 2020 Regeneron Scholars this year (see News tab). Similarly, undergraduate and medical students are welcomed to do the same (there are a few programs offering stipends that supporting undergrad and medical student research experience). 
Our MRI technical expertise includes:
T1, T2, spin-density T1rho structural MRI, 
diffusion-tensor imaging, 
 functional MRI (fMRI), 
resting-state fMRI (rsfMRI), arterial spin labeling, 
 susceptibility weighted imaging, 
 dynamic contrast enhanced MRI, 
 dynamic susceptibility enhanced MRI,  
quantitative BOLD fMRI (qBOLD), 
intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), 
fat imaging, 
metabolic imaging, 
MR spectroscopy (MRS), 
combined MRI/PET technologies.

Diseases we are interested include:


Breast cancer
Multiple sclerosis
Brain cancer
Developmental disorders (i.e., ADHD, autism)
Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment