Research Focus: Currently, Manoj is working on MR spectroscopic measurements of energy metabolism in the human brain. His interests are in development of new MRS measurement techniques, instrumentation and data processing – and their application to physiological and biochemical research
Biography: Manoj received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from SUNY at Stony Brook. His dissertation work (Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory) and post-doctoral training (Medical Department, BNL) focused on the development of a novel real-space combination of PET and MR data (PETAMR), measurement of ethanol uptake-kinetics and transverse relaxation rate constant (T2) of human brain metabolites and ethanol at 4T whole-body human MR system. He has three patents in the areas of laser based semiconductor/ electronic processing and one pending patent in the area of water and air purification. In his free time, he likes to explore the scenic Pacific Northwest with his family.
Key Publications:M. K. Sammi, J. W. Pan, F. Telang, D. Schuhlein, P. Molina, N. D. Volkow, C. S. Springer, H. P. Hetherington, "Measurements of Human Brain Ethanol Methyl T2 by Spectroscopic Imaging at 4T", Magn. Reson. Med. 44, 35-40 (2000).
M. K. Sammi, C. A. Felder, J. S. Fowler, J-H. Lee, A. V. Levy, X. Li, J. Logan, I. Palyka, W. D. Rooney, N. D. Volkow, G-J. Wang and C. S. Springer, "Intimate Combination of Low- and High-Resolution Image Data: I. Real-Space PET and 1H2O MRI, PETAMRI", Magn. Reson. Med., 42, 345-360 (1999).