August 2022 Grand Rounds

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PST


Grand Rounds Recording

Myriam Chaumeil, PhD

Imaging Metabolism in Neurological Disorders

Talk synopsis: Our lab works on developing and biologically validating magnetic resonance (MR)-based metabolic imaging approaches using animal models of neurological diseases (such as genetically engineered or toxin-induced). In this talk, I will present how optimized acquisitions strategies, based mostly on the hyperpolarized DNP-MR technology, can be used for improved diagnosis and treatment monitoring of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Session moderated by Harvey Brockman and Richard Souza


Dr. Chaumeil is an Associate Professor in Residence in the department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at UCSF, a faculty member of three graduate programs (UCSF/UC Berkeley BioEngineering; UCSF Biomedical Science and UCSF Rehabilitation Science), and an investigator in the Quantitative Biosciences Institute. Her research focuses on developing new neuroimaging methods to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis or vascular dementia. She is a Junior Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and has been recently elected on the board of the ISMRM Hyperpolarized Study group. In addition to her research, she serves as the Faculty Chair of the UCSF LGBTQ committee, as a core member of the Academic Senate Committee on Research as well as several other committees. Dr. Chaumeil grew up in the south of France, and received her engineer degree and her PhD degree in Paris, before moving across the world to California to join UCSF.