Shaolin Yang

    Email Address: syang@psych.uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Secondary Department: Radiology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: PI 512 Phone: 3-3818
    Webpage: http://www.psych.uic.edu/department-of-psychiatry-faculty-list?id=262:shaolin-yang
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    (1) Technical Development:

    magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) (two-dimensional (2D) J-resolved spectroscopy, 2D correlation spectroscopy and spectral editing for measurement of a few important neurometabolites such as glutamate, glutamine, and GABA), magnetization transfer (MT) imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), real-time functional MRI (fMRI), perfusion MRI.

    (2) Targeted Diseases:

    psychiatric disorders, major depression, type 2 diabetes, substance abuse, liver diseases, lipid metabolism disorders.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students who have completed courses in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, biophysics, bioengineering, statistics, psychology and/or neuroscience. Experience in magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy or NMR is preferred. At least 1-year commitment for completing training and research projects.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will assist with phantom making and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy experiments on MR imaging scanner, MR imaging data acquisition on human subjects, basic imaging and spectral processing on acquired MR imaging and spectroscopy data. If possible, the student will be involved in conference abstract submission, poster presentations, and/or journal article publication.

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