Lupo Lab

Janine Lupo, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Our group is focused on developing novel methods for acquisition, reconstruction, post-processing, and quantitative analysis of Magnetic Resonance (MR) brain images. Using a combination of multiparametric structural, physiological, and metabolic MRI techniques, our goal is to quantitatively characterize heterogeneity within malignant brain tumors, monitor response to novel treatment regimens, and investigate the long-term effects of therapy on healthy brain tissue structure and cognitive function. As part of the Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging, we are based in Byers Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay campus and have access to state-of-the-art 3T and 7T human research scanners.  Many of the methodologies we develop initially to evaluate patients with brain tumors are also being applied to other neurological diseases.

People

 

 


 

 

Prasanna Parvathaneni, MSc
Junior Specialist
Email: prasanna.parvathaneni@ucsf.edu

Prasanna Parvathaneni has been working on incorporating distortion correction of EPI images into our perfusion image processing pipeline, implementing a faster tool for NODDI modeling of diffusion imaging data and relating derived metrics to histopathology. Her interests lay in integrating software to facilitate the processing and visualization of more advanced MRI imaging modalities for research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Jakary, BA
Staff Research Associate III
Email: angela.jakary@ucsf.edu

Angela enjoys acquiring, processing, and analyzing high-field 3T and 7T MRI data for a variety of brain research studies. She also analyzes multi-modal MRI data to provide neurosurgeons with research tissue targets during surgery to elucidate the relationship between brain tumor pathology and neuroimaging measures and performs neurocognitive testing to relate to imaging metrics. She likes the people she works with and hopes our combined efforts will have a positive impact on the world.


Erin Felton, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator
Email: erin.felton@ucsf.edu

 

Shauna O’Donnell
Clinical Research Coordinator
email: shauna.o'donnell@ucsf.edu

 

 

Past Group Members/Alumni

Xiaowei Zou, PhD, Former Post doctoral Scholar: Dr. Xiaowei Zou worked with Dr. Lupo from 2014-2016 on image acquisition,  reconstruction, and post-processing algorithms for the detection and quantification of cerebral microbleeds.

Publications

Essock-Burns E, Lupo JM, Cha S, Polley MY, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Assessment of perfusion MRI-derived parameters in evaluating and predicting response to antiangiogenic therapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma.  Neuro Oncol. 2011 Jan;13(1):119-31. Epub 2010 Oct 29. (pdf)

Tropp J, Lupo JM, Chen AP, Calderon P, Grafendorfer T, McCune D, Robb F, Yen Y, Larson PE, Bok R, Hu S, Schulte R, Vigneron DB, Hurd R, Nelson SJ. Multi-Channel Metabolic Imaging, with SENSE reconstruction, of  Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate in a Live Rat at 3.0 tesla on a Clinical MR Scanner.  J Magn Reson. 2010 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] (pdf)

Lupo JM, Chen AP, Cunningham CH, Bok R, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, and Nelson SJ.   Hyperpolarized dynamic 13C lactate imaging of disease progression in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer. Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Feb;28(2):153-62. Epub 2009 Aug 18. (pdf)

Bian W, Khayal IS, Lupo JM, Cloyd C, Vandenberg V, Lamborn KR, Chang SM, Cha S, Nelson SJ. Multiparametric characterization of grade 2 glioma subtypes using magnetic resonance spectroscopic, perfusion, and diffusion imaging. Transl Oncol. 2009 Dec;2(4):271-80. (pdf)

Lupo JM, Banerjee S, Hammond KE, Kelley DAC, Xu D, Chang SM, Vigneron DB, Majumdar S, Nelson SJ. GRAPPA-based Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging of Normal Volunteers and Brain Tumor Patients at 7T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 May;27(4):480-8. Epub 2008 Sep 26. (pdf)

Cunningham CH, Chen AP, Lustig M, Hargreaves BA, Lupo J, Xu D, Kurhanewicz J, Hurd RE, Pauly JM, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB. Pulse sequence for dynamic volumetric imaging of hyperpolarized metabolic products. J Magn Reson. 2008 Jul;193(1):139-46. Epub 2008 Mar 23. (pdf)

Hammond KE, Lupo JM, Xu D, Metcalf M, Kelley DA, Pelletier D, Chang SM, Mukherjee P, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ. Development of a robust method for generating 7.0 T multichannel phase images of the brain with application to normal volunteers and patients with neurological diseases.  Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 15;39(4):1682-92. Epub 2007 Nov 7. (pdf)