Research Scientist Award

The Foundation of the ASNR and Partner Organizations established an award in 2011 to provide research opportunities for PhD investigators to advance the science of Neuroradiology. Scientific research is the foundation upon which the clinical practice of Neuroradiology is built. Research scientists in partnership with radiologists have traditionally led the development of new imaging technologies and image-guided procedures. The directive of these awards is to assist young scientists in their transition to becoming independent investigators in Neuroradiology research as well as to help established investigators initiate new projects with relevance to Neuroradiology. Although any research area in Neuroradiology will be considered, the awards emphasize basic science and general and interventional Neuroradiology.

Grant Recipients


Sohae Chung, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

MRI-Guided Personalized Targeting of the Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)/Dentato-Rubro-Thalamic Tract (DRT) for the MRgFUS Tremor Treatment


Shruti Agarwal, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Application of Artificial Intelligence for Presurgical Mapping of Motor Network in Dynamic Resting state MR Imaging of Patients with Focal Brain Lesions


Kevin Chen, PhD
Stanford University

A Generalizable Deep Learning Network for Imaging Neuropathology with Ultra-low-dose PET/MRI


Cuihua Wang, PhD
Institute for Innovation in Imaging-Massachusetts General Hospital

Mapping the in Vivo Relationship between Neuroinflammation and Amyloid Deposition in Alzheimer’s Disease


Nicolaas Puts, PhD
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Measuring Altered Inhibition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Jack Grinband, PhD
Columbia University- New York, NY

Detecting Non-enhancing Glioblastoma Using Resting-State fMRI


Brian A. Gordon, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Investigating Tau Pathology in vivo in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer’s Disease


Ali Tabesh, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Diffusional Kurtosis MRI Evaluation of Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


Jeffrey I. Berman, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Diffusion MR Assessment of the Auditory Radiation in Autism


Jaime F. Mata, PhD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Non-Invasive Targeted Delivery and In-vivo Evaluation of Brain Therapy Using MR Guided Focused Ultrasound