Research Associate Receives NIH Grant

Posted on September 2012

One of the Department of Radiology’s newest associate scientists in the Imaging Sciences Section, Alan McMillan, Ph.D has quickly made his presence known by securing a two year, $387,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his work on electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI). EPRI is an emerging technique that is being used to image tumors in oxygen-starved (hypoxic) environments.

The goal of Dr. McMillan’s project is to develop new imaging techniques for EPRI to improve spatial resolution and image infrastructure. In previous studies, these techniques have shown good results for tumor imaging. Dr. McMillian hopes to gain insight on the tumor microenvironment, something that is currently not possible with any other imaging technique.

Congratulations! We look forward to more news from this exciting project.