Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Christopher Nguyen, PhD is an Instructor in Cardiovascular Research Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Havard Medical School in Charlestown, MA and is affiliated with the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.S. in Bioengineering (2009) from University of California Berkeley focusing on applying diffusion MRI in the brain. He went on to obtain his M.S. / Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2015) from University of California Los Angles (UCLA) developing clinically translatable diffusion MRI techniques to image the heart and abdomen. He completed his postdoctoral training (2016) at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Debiao Li. Subsequently, Dr. Nguyen took a faculty position at MGH and Harvard Medical School to start his laboratory and continues to hold a faculty position at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on developing novel in vivo diffusion MRI techniques in the heart to interrogate the myocardial fiber architecture by characterizing the tissue microstructure. He is applying this technique to evaluate stem cell therapy as well as risk stratify heart failure patients working alongside cardiologists at MGH (Dr. David Sosnovik) and CSMC (Drs. Daniel Berman, Eduardo Marban and Jon Kobashigawa).
Thursday, February 7
5:15 PM – 5:35 PM
Friday, February 8
2:50 PM – 3:35 PM
Saturday, February 9
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM