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Assistant Professor Jin Hyung Lee receives 2011 NSF CAREER Award

Professor Jin Hyung Lee has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award for her proposal entitled "A New Vivo Brain Circuit Analysis Method using Real-Time, High-Resolution Optogenetic fMRI." This proposal utilizes a newly developed technology called optogenetic fMRI (ofMRI) (pioneered by Dr. Lee) combined with advanced imaging, computation, and applied mathematical algorithms.

Professor Lee joined the department in July of 2009. Her prolific research work is focused on a wide range of topics that include biomedical imaging technologies which help scientists understand brain's connectivity at the systems level. These technologies include, but are not limited to magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, optics, genetics, and molecular biology. Professor Lee's innovative findings are bound to significantly improve ways of treating various brain diseases.

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