CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Brad Sutton

52 Pritchatts Road Lecture Theatre 1
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
Thursday 26th September 2019 (14:00-15:00)
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Dr Ali Mazaheri:
Mr Chris Anderson:
Dr Emily Loftus:

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Brad Sutton, Director of the Beckman Imaging Centre at University of Illinois, will be presenting a CHBH Seminar on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 14:00. Professor Sutton is key collaborator involved in the Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education (BRIDGE) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Chancellor.

Dr. Sutton’s research is in development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods that merge acquisition and reconstruction methods to address neurophysiology targets in healthy function and aging. Using advanced image acquisition approaches coupled with image reconstruction approaches that address imperfections in the experiment, his group has been able to achieve high resolution (sub-mm isotropic) diffusion tensor imaging of the brain, high speed imaging of speech processes (3D imaging at over 150 frames per second), imaging of properties of microvascular flow in aging, and image-based mechanical biomarkers of the brain through magnetic resonance elastography. These techniques have been applied to examine the changes in the brain that accompany aging, examining the dependence on the brain microvasculature of age-related declines in brain structure and function.


CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Booking is not required.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Ali Mazaheri (, Mr Chris Anderson ( or Dr Emily Loftus (