Ian Cheong

Entering Class - 2013

E-MAIL: cheo0043@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of California - San Diego, B.S. in Chemistry, 2005

GRADUATE ADVISOR
Gulin Oz, Ph.D., Department of Radiology

THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE RESEARCH
I am using short echo-time 1H MRS at 7 Tesla in human subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). My goal is to determine the metabolite profiles in the motor cortex and pontine brainstem, which are known sites of pathology in ALS. This may provide clues to understanding the pathophysiology of ALS and may identify potential biomarkers that correlate with clinical measures of disease progression.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Neuroimaging and Optogenetics

GRADUATE LEVEL PUBLICATIONS

  • Terpstra M, Cheong I, Lyu T, Deelchand DK, Emir UE, Bednarik P, Eberly LE, Oz G. Test-retest reproducibility of neurochemical profiles with short-echo, single-voxel MR spectroscopy at 3T and 7T. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Oct 26.

ROTATIONS

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENT?
Attending seminars from other departments can be helpful when identifying an area of focus.

Ian Cheong