Lab of Quantitative Brain Imaging

Ruiliang Bai


Research Interests: Novel functional MRI contrasts and methods; Microstructural MRI; Metabolic imaging; CNS disease diagnosis; Stoke diagnosis

Keywords: Brain imaging; High-field MRI; MRI biophysics


Dr. Bai received his Ph.D. degree from the Biophysics program at University of Maryland (UMD) and the Graduation Participation Program at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015, under the mentorship of Prof. Robert Briber (UMD) and Dr. Peter Basser (NIH). After graduation, he further took a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow position at NIH with Dr. Peter Basser. In Oct. 2017, Dr. Bai will join Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology at Zhejiang University (ZIINT) as an Associate Professor. In his Ph.D. thesis and postdoc work, Dr. Bai focused on (1) inventing “bloodless” functional MRI contrast mechnisms to detect neuronal activity direct, fast, and accurate enough for whole brain functional mapping; (2)  developing fast multidimensional MRI relaxation/diffusion spectroscopy for tissue microstructure characterization; and (3) studying water (and ions) dynamics in healthy and pathological cells and tissue and its detection with MRI. In recognition of him as a young researcher of outstanding quality and promise, with a siginificant potential for leading the scientific field, Dr. Bai was elected as the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Junior Fellow in 2017.