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Michael Knopp, M.D., Ph.D.

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Michael Knopp, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Novartis Chair of Imaging Research, Dept. of Radiology


(614) 293-9998

Room 430
395 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience/Imaging


  • MD, PhD: University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Residency: Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Current Research Description

As PI and Program Director of the Wright Center of innovation in Biomedical Imaging, we are developing advanced imaging methodologies with a focus on human-sized equipment to assess morphology function and molecular pathways in the central and peripheral nervous system. The methodology focus is on high and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging using the most advanced capabilities such as multi-transmit and radiotracer-based neuroimaging using SPECT/CT and PET/CT as well as the development of an integrated PET/MRI system.

Current active research areas include:

  • neurofunctional imaging
  • imaging of traumatic brain injuries
  • quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging
  • fiber tracking
  • imaging of angiogenesis
  • response assessment during therapeutic interventions
  • imaging and characterizing multiple sclerosis
  • imaging of neurodegenerative diseases
  • morphologic functional correlation of diseases
  • microenvironment imaging to guide and assess therapeutic intervention

The Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging and the Department of Radiology have a large portfolio of advanced imaging devices that enable the full spectrum of clinical, translational and preclinical imaging. The large portfolio of CT, MR, PET and SPECT devices is further supplemented with an extensive infrastructure to analyze and display images via the imaging core laboratory.

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