Kevin Johnson, PhD, received a 2020 ICTR Pilot Award for his research “Accelerated MRI Using of Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning Reconstructions.” Howard Rowley, MD and Laura Eisenmenger, MD were also collaborators on this research. In their work, Drs. Johnson, Rowley and Eisenmenger investigate a scheme for crowd sourcing image quality using machine learned metrics from user rankings of corrupted images.
Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, received a 2020 ICTR Pilot Award for his research “Novel Method for Rapid 3D T2-Mapping with Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” Dr. Reeder is the PI and is collaborating with Diego Hernando, PhD. The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a novel phase-based T2-mapping method for quantitative tissue characterization using MRI.
Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD, is a collaborator on a research project that received a 2020 ICTR Pilot Award. The project, entitled “Investigation of Neural Network Dysfunction underlying Refractory Epilepsy in Children,” is led by PI Raheel Ahmed, MD, PhD in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the UWSMPH. The proposal aims to investigate the large-scale cortical network dysfunction that underlies the pathogenesis and clinical outcomes in epilepsy.
Jason Pinchot, MD, is also a collaborator on a research project that received a 2020 ICTR Award. His work, “Spatially-resolved mRNA Expression in Congenital Vascular Anomalies to Reveal New Therapeutic Targets,” will perform unbiased spatial transcriptomics to quantitate transcriptomic changes across human skin layers for the most common mutations in vascular anomalies. Led by PI Lisa Arkin in the Department of Dermatology at the UWSMPH, this research is critical to establish precisely how these mosaic variants drive disease progression, and subsequently to design or repurpose therapies that specifically target pathologic cells, penetrate to the appropriate depth in skin, and spare normal tissue.