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BRIC Researchers published in Nature Magazine

May 25, 2021

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

Xiaopeng Zong announced as BRIC’s MR Imaging Faculty Advisor

January 20, 2021

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

Eric Smith named 2021 APhA Fellows

December 7, 2020

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

October 23, 2020

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

New S10 Awarded to Dr. Ian Shih

October 23, 2020

Congratualations to Dr. Ian Shih and then entire BRIC Center for Animal MRI team on the recently awarded S10 grant to upgrade the advance neo system on the Bruker 9.4T! Avance neo upgrade for the biospec 9.4T/30CM MRI system at UNC (NIH S10 MH124745, PI: Shih) Animal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research at the University … Continued

Dr. Oldenburg Awarded grant for 3D Scanning Endoscope Development

September 4, 2020

Dr. Amy Oldenburg, Professor in the UNC Physics & Astronomy Department and BRIC faculty member, was awarded a new grant for the development of a rapid, 3D laser scanning endoscope to study the upper airways of infants and children with subglottic stenosis (SGS), a life-threatening condition. The microscopic resolution afforded by the endoscope will be … Continued

Meet our BRIC Human Imaging Techs!

August 31, 2020

With the need for masks the new reality for the foreseeable future, we know that many visitors to the BRIC will be meeting our wonderful Human Imaging staff for the first time without being able see their smiling faces. We want to make sure that every visitor feels comfortable during their visit and knows who … Continued

HEAL Subcontract Awarded to Dr. SungHo Lee

April 22, 2020

Dr. SungHo Lee received a NIDA Phase I SBIR award with Actuated Medical Inc. This award is granted via the NIH HEAL Initiative, with Dr. Lee being the subcontract PI at UNC.

POSTPONED- 2020 Triangle Imaging Symposium

February 19, 2020

Due to increased travel restrictions and concerns about COVID-19, the 2020 Triangle Imaging Symposium has been postponed indefinitely. We look forward to hosting you in the future!    Please join us for the fourth annual Triangle Imaging Symposium at BRIC! Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Room 1131 Bioinfomatics Click here to … Continued