Craig Meyer, PhD
CRAIG MEYER, PROFESSOR OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Ph.D., Stanford University
Developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for rapid acquisition and processing of image data in the setting of cardiovascular disease, neural diseases, and pediatrics, using tools in physics, signal processing, image reconstruction, and machine learning.
The major goal of my research to develop a creatine chemical exchange saturation transfer (CrCEST) imaging protocol for the study of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Phosphocreatine metabolism is vital highly oxidative tissues, like the skeletal muscle of the limbs. CrCEST is a developing MRI method capable of quantitatively imaging creatine concentration that does not require multinuclear coils and can be reliably performed at 3T field strength. This is a particularly unique imaging method for PAD that can provide quantitative functional and spatial information at a muscle group level.
Katya joined the Meyer lab in Fall 2017 after completing a B.S. in physics from UVA. Katya is developing an MR technique for monitoring skull temperatures during MR guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS). She is also developing a tool to analyze cardiac morphometry for HCM (hypercardiomyopathy) patients.