Tracy Richmond-McKnight, Ph.D., UCSF

“Investigating Glioma Growth and Metabolism with MR Methods”

Gliomas are the most common brain tumors in adults, and patients  stricken with these tumors have survival rates ranging from 15 months to 8 years. Dr. McKnight will give an update on studies from her laboratory that utilize magnetic resonance (MR) methods in patients and rodent models to investigate the mechanisms governing glioma tumorigenesis and progression.

Dr. McKnight received a B.S. and M.S. in Physics, and then completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis (1998). For the past 12 years, Dr. McKnight has established a neuroimaging research program that is focused on the optimization of physiologically-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopic (MRS) methods for monitoring patients with brain cancer. She is also the lead instructor of the “Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis” course at UCSF where she teaches many of the image analysis methods employed in her research.

When: Thursday, 12/1/11 4:00 PM

Where: 1005 GBSF