Dr. Mitchell S. Albert


LU/TBRRI Research Chair

About Our Lab

Dr. Mitchell S. Albert’s laboratory focuses on using hyperpolarized (HP) noble gas MRI, an innovative technology that provides spectacularly detailed images of structures and processes within the body. HP gas MRI has the potential to allow medical researchers and health care providers to significantly improve diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases, including lung diseases, stroke, and cancer. This laboratory uses HP noble gas MRI to investigate gas ventilation within the lungs, gas exchange in the alveoli of the lungs, and moment-to-moment functional activity in the brain.

Our Research Focus

Dr. Albert’s primary research focus is on applying HP helium-3 and HP xenon-129 MRI to image ventilation function in the airways and alveoli of the lungs. In addition, his group has been developing the following innovative imaging technologies: (1) HP xenon-129 functional MRI (xenon fMRI) of the brain; (2) HP xenon fMRI of stroke and traumatic brain injury; (3) HP xenon biosensor MR imaging of breast tumours; (4) HP xenon biosensor MRI for early detection of lung cancer; and (5) HP xenon biosensor MRI for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Current Lab Members

Prof. Mitchell Albert, Lab Director

Dr. Yurii Shepelytskyi, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Viktoriia Batarchuk, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Vira Grynko, Postdoctoral Researcher

Rubiya Mohammed, PhD Scholar

Tanu Talwar, Lab Manager

Ruba Aldossary, Research Assistant

Karla Rodriguez, Research Assistant

Aaron Hodgson, Research Assistant

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