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Mitchell Albert, PhD

 

Scientist

MRI Research Chair

Email: tbh%23net|albertmi 



Education:

 

  •  B.S. degree, State University of New York, Purchase, NY (Experimental Psychology); 1985
  •  Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (Physical Chemistry); 1993
  •  Postdoctoral Training, Research Fellow in Radiology, University Hospital at Stony Brook, NY; 1993-1994



Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University; 2011 - Present
  • Instructor of Research in Radiology,University Hospital at Stony Brook, NY; 1994-1995      

  • Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 1995-1997

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 1998-2004

  • Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2004-2006

  • Professor of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2006-2011

  • Director of MRI Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2006-2011



Research Areas of Focus:

Dr. Mitchell Albert is a specialist in the field of hyperpolarized (HP) noble gas MRI. He is a co-inventer of this technology, and as a graduate student at Stony Brook University, demonstrated the first ever HP 129Xe MR imaging of the mouse lung. He was awarded a PhD in Physical Chemistry at Stony Brook University in 1993, and he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1995. While at Harvard, he continued his research on HP gas MRI while simultaneously holding a research appointment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

In 2006, he moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and was appointed Professor and Director of MRI Research. He brought together and led a multidisciplinary team of scientists in advanced MRI research. Dr. Albert joined TBRRI and Lakehead University in Spring 2011. The research focus of his group is on developing HP 3He and 129Xe MRI to image ventilation in the airways and alveoli of the lungs. In addition, his group has been i) developing the use of HP 129Xe MRI to image stroke, ii) planning to image brain injury using xenon bio-sensors in living animals, and iii) imaging breast tumours using specific anti-tumour antibodies. Dr. Albert received the 1999 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Clinton, and the NSF Career Award in 2001 for his work with HP gas MRI.

 

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