Associate Professor with tenure in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Els Fieremans is Associate Professor and co-director of the MRI Biophysics group at the Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine. She received her master’s degree in Engineering and Physics and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium. Her research uses MRI for in vivo mapping of brain and body tissue microstructure. She aims to leverage quantitative MRI towards specificity on the cellular scale, through biophysical modeling and validation using numerical and physical phantoms, as well as animal models and postmortem brain MRI. Her focus is thereby also on translation of microstructure MRI to in vivo humans to find the earliest and most sensitive markers of disease. Her work is funded by the National Institute for Health and she has received the Irma T. Hirsch Career Scientist Award for her exceptional potential for high quality productive research.