I am a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, working under Dr. Laura Walkup in the CPIR. Prior to this, I received a master's in physics from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). I specializes in hyperpolarized xenon MRI, with current projects ranging from spiral sequence implementation, gas-exchange MRI, compressed sensing reconstruction and various statistical methods of healthy/disease populations. Outside of research, I love climbing mountains and drinking good coffee.
I am a research associate in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and CPIR. I also received my PhD in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2017. My current research focuses on implementation of MRI acquisitions for cardio-pulmonary structure and function as well as image reconstruction and analysis. Additionally, I am tasked with keeping the MR capabilities of the center up to date through system upgrades for all MR scanners. Besides research, I enjoy video/board games, music/concerts and programming.
Bilal is a PhD student in biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati under the supervision of Dr. Lura Walkup. He received an MBBS degree from Bayero University Kano (Nigeria) and a master's degree in medical imaging from Central South University (China). His current research interest is in the translational applications of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI for the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases and other lung-related pathologies. Besides research, Bilal enjoys long walks, animations, and cooking.