Essa Yacoub

Faculty, PhD Program in Medical Physics

Research Summary

My research interests are in developing and applying high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI) for human applications. My work has emphasized pushing the spatial and temporal resolution limits of fMRI using high magnetic fields and MRI pulse sequence developments. With the ability to non-invasively monitor the working human brain with such high degrees of spatial and temporal precision, the aim is to map and understand intrinsic functional architectures and neuronal inter-connections.


PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral, Fellowship
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience
Human Brain Mapping
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine