Duan Xu, PhD, is a Professor in Residence and leads the Imaging Research for Neurodevelopment Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco Parnassus and Mission Bay. Dr. Xu obtained his BA in Integrated Science and BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1999, followed by his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley in 2005. He is a member of the Advanced Imaging Technologies Resource Group and a member of the Pediatric and Fetal Research Interest Group specializing in the baby brain.
Dr. Xu’s research focuses on investigating new MRI techniques using primary applications in pediatric neuroradiology. Another research focus is the development of new techniques for ultrahigh field MR scanners involving small animal images, in vivo and ex vivo. Dr. Xu is developing high resolution MR anatomic, diffusion, and spectroscopic techniques with unprecedented resolution in collaboration with various colleagues in Neurodevelopment Biology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Physiology.
Dr. Xu is an active member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Society of Molecular Imaging, and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society.
MRI, diffusion, spectroscopy, pediatrics, brain, neurodevelopment