Hu to speak on MRI as part of Ginn Lecture Series

Published: Nov 18, 2008 8:13:56 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334.844.3447

Xiaoping Hu

Xiaoping Hu

Xiaoping Hu, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, will present "MRI: From Anatomy to Function and From Men to Mice" on Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. in the McMillan Auditorium in 136 Ross Hall. The seminar is part of the Ginn Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Hu, who serves as director for the Emory's Center for Systems Imaging, will provide an overview of the advances in the methodology and biomedical applications of MRI technology over the past 35 years. Today, this multifaceted tool can be used for noninvasively assessing anatomy as well as physiology, molecular signature and function of living systems. It has also become an indispensable vehicle for studying animals for basic and clinical biomedical science applications. Hu will highlight some aspects related to brain imaging and molecular imaging.

Hu earned his bachelor's degree in 1982 from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1988, respectively. He is considered an expert in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, functional MRI, image reconstruction and processing, and molecular imaging. He is also a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

The Samuel Ginn Distinguished Lecture Series, founded in 2005, brings distinguished leaders from the academic and business communities to campus to interact with faculty and students. Lectures cover subjects such as engineering, education, entrepreneurship, global engineering issues, and engineering and business leadership.