vonMorzeCornelius vonMorze, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Cornelius vonMorze obtained his Ph.D from UCSF/UCB Bioengineering Program in May 2008 and had taken on a postdoctoral researcher position in Dr. Vigneron lab.  His research focuses on the design and development of novel multi-channel, phased array detectors for high field MR anatomic, spectroscopic and diffusion imaging applications.  

Peter Shin
Bioengineering Graduate Student

Development of novel MR sequences for improved hyperpolarized MR metabolic imaging.   

Hsin-Yu Chen Hsin-Yu Chen
Bioengineering Graduate Student

New metabolic and perfusion MRI technique development for improved prostate cancer imaging.

Hong ShangHong Shang
Bioengineering Graduate Student

Developing new hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI acquisition techniques. 

Eugene MilshteynEugene Milshteyn
Bioengineering Graduate Student


Zihan ZhuZihan Zhu
Bioengineering Graduate Student


Mark Van Criekinge, MS
Senior Development Engineer

Mark Van Criekinge joined Vigneron lab as a senior development engineer in June 2007.  He oversees the operation and research development of the carbon-13 polarizers and new hyperpolarization techniques.  

Lucas Carvajal, MS
Associate Development Engineer

Lucas Carvajal’s work focuses on designing and constructing new radiofrequency detectors and related hardware for high field MRI research.

Mary McPolin, RT
Research Technologist

Oversees the operation of the MR scanners for human studies in the Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging.  

Allison FullerAllison Fuller
Research Nurse

Overseeing and performing research nursing and patient care aspects for advanced MR application studies. 

Jenny Che
HMTRC Program Manager

Assist the center PI and TR&D leaders, co-investigators and partners in project related administrative needs (organizing and maintaining records, scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, assisting in the establishment and updating of the website content and coordinating the symposium) for this Biomedical Technology Resource Center project. 

Doug Kelley, PhD
Adjunct Professor, GE Healthcare

Dr. Doug Kelley is a GE Scientist who focuses on developing novel techniques for high field 7 Tesla MRI.