We are a multi-cultural and diverse team of researchers from multiple disciplines including electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, imaging science, and computer science, unified in the mission of advancing the field of imaging for improving the imaging and treatments of patients. 

Principal Investigator

Abhinav K. Jha, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Imaging and of Radiology
Biography
Email: a dot jha at wustl dot edu (Without spaces. Please replace dot with . and at with @)

Graduate students

Ziping Liu, BS
PhD student, Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS in Biomedical Engineering (2018)
University of Rochester
Research Interest: Task-specific medical imaging, Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, PET System Modeling, Image Analysis
Email: liuziping at wustl dot edu
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ziping-liu-408436a7

 

Md Ashequr Rahman, BS
PhD student, Image Science PhD program
B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2017)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Research Interests: Image Reconstruction, Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, SPECT and PET, Task-based Image Quality Assessment
Email: rahman dot m at wustl dot edu

 

Zitong Yu, BS
PhD student, Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS in Biomedical Engineering (2018), Beijing Jiaotong University
Research Interests: Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, Image Reconstruction, SPECT and PET, Task-based Image Quality Assessment
Email: yu dot zitong at wustl dot edu

 

Zekun Li, BS
PhD student, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
BS in Biomedical Engineering(2019), Beihang University
Research Interests: Image reconstruction, Quantitative imaging, SPECT system modeling
Email: zekunli dot wustl dot edu
Yan Liu, MS
PhD student, Imaging Science PhD program
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Information (2017), Xi’an Jiaotong University
Master of Engineering in Control Science and Engineering (2020), Xi’an Jiaotong University
Research Interests: Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, SPECT and PET, Radiomics, Image Analysis
Email: liu dot yan at wustl dot edu

 

Internship students

Sainath Vavilapalli 
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Summer 2022

Uttkarsh Chaurasia
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, India
Summer 2022

Lab alumni

  1. Hae Sol Moon, MS student with thesis, graduated in April 2020, Currently PhD student at Duke University, NC (link to profile)
  2. Farzaneh Rahmani, MD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Co-mentored with Dr. Tammie Benzinger, MD as part of the T32 TOP-TIER fellowship program 
  3. Claire Zhang, BS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, currently Masters student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (link to profile)
  4. Kevin Leung, PhD student, Biomedical Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University (co-advised with Martin Pomper, MD, PhD) (link to profile)
  5. Yansong Zhu, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University (co-advised with Arman Rahmim, PhD) (link to profile)
  6. Madison Rogers, Summer Intern, 2021, Arizona State University, currently Field Clinical Specialist at BIOTRONIK, St. Louis, MO (link to profile
  7. Christian Gonzalez, Summer Intern, 2019, Johns Hopkins University, currently PhD student in Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University. 
  8. Qiming Wang, Masters student at WashU, Independent study  
  9. Jinxin Liu, Summer Intern, 2019, Tsinghua university
  10. Qiye Tan, Summer Intern, 2019, Zhejiang University
  11. Bo Yang, Summer Intern, 2019, Washington University in St. Louis
  12. Priyanshu Jain, Summer Intern, 2018, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
  13. Xin Li, PhD (graduate student of Dr. Eric Frey) (currently X-ray inspection lead engineer, GE Global Research) (link to profile)
  14. Fatma Elshahaby, PhD (graduate student of Dr. Eric Frey)

Collaborators

We believe that collaborations are highly important to address challenges in medical imaging. We are glad to have outstanding collaborations with experts in multiple disciplines.

Cardiac SPECT

  • Barry Siegel, MD, Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Thomas Schindler, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Richard Laforest, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis

Quantitative PET for cancer therapy

  • Barry Siegel, MD, Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Joyce Mhlanga, MD, Assistant Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Clifford Robinson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, Professor of Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis

Quantitative dopamine transporter SPECT

  • Joel Perlmutter, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology and Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Scott Norris, MD,  Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Richard Laforest, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis