Clarissa Cooley, Ph.D.

Instructor in Investigation
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Instructor in Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2014
magnetic particle imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; mpi; mri; nmr/mri; portable mri Clarissa Zimmerman Cooley is a Instructor at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a doctoral student, she led the ground-up development of a portable MRI scanner for human brain imaging, and recently began the development of a Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) animal scanner for functional brain imaging. She also worked on the development of educational NMR/MRI systems – including the classroom "tabletop" MRI systems currently used in 6.03 and several graduate-level classes at MIT. Dr. Cooley has a B.S., M.Eng, and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from MIT. She was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2014 for her work on low-cost portable MRI.
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Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
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