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The Biomedical Research Imaging Center exists to serve the imaging needs of researchers, and to advance the rapidly developing science of biomedical imaging.

– Weili Lin, Director

Weili Lin in lab.


  • BRIC Researchers published in Nature Magazine

    Transcriptome-wide association study on 211 brain structural traits Brain structural traits are highly heritable and have been linked to disease. Here the authors have used gene expression data to perform a transcriptome-wide association study on 211 brain structural traits, discovering 273 associated genes. We further validated the discovered genes using multiple methods. The paper was … Continued

  • Dr. Xiaopeng Zong, headshot

    Xiaopeng Zong announced as BRIC’s MR Imaging Faculty Advisor

    The Biomedical Research Imaging Center is excited to announce that Dr. Xiaopeng Zong will be appointed to the new role of BRIC’s MR Imaging Faculty Advisor. Many of you have already had experience working with Xiaopeng, who has extensive training and expertise in MR physics.  Xiaopeng completed his PhD in condensed matter physics using MR … Continued

  • Dr. Eric Smith

    Eric Smith named 2021 APhA Fellows

    Congratulations to Eric Smith, the BRIC Director of Radiopharmacy, for being named a 2020 APhA Fellow by the American Pharmacists Association! The award recognizes member with outstanding professional achievements and service to the field of pharmacy. Dr. Smith is recognized by the association as a leader in nuclear pharmacy practice and for building bridges among … Continued

  • Martin MacKinnon wins Bruker MRI Award

    Congratulations to Martin MacKinnon, of the BRIC Center for Animal MRI, winner of the first annual Bruker MRI award at the 2020 ISMRM for his entry on i-ZTE fMRI! “It was a great experience to win the Bruker MRI award and be able to speak to the preclinical imaging community alongside leaders in the field.” … Continued


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