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Md Nasir Uddin, Ph.D.

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Dr. Uddin's research interests lie at the intersection of MRI physics and neuroscience, and the overall research vision is to understand the human brain structure and function in healthy and diseased states. Specifically, some of his interests and expertise include: 1) developing MRI methods and image processing pipelines; 2) investigating the microstructural integrity of human brain; 3) investigating iron and myelin sensitive MRI measures to find potential biomarkers of neurodegeneration in the brain; 4) investigating neuroinflammation using free water imaging; 5) investigating the relationship between structural and functional MRI measures and cognitive performance/clinical measures in both healthy, aging and diseased populations (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, CSVD, Stroke, Parkison's Disease, and Hypertension).



PhD | University of Alberta
Biomedical Engineering

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/2016 - 12/2018
Research Associate, Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba


Magna Cum Laude
Sponsor: ISMRM

Student Scholarship
Sponsor: MS Society of Canada

SGS Merit Award
Sponsor: Memorial University

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Journal Articles

Puig J, Biarnes C, Pedraza S, Vilanova JC, Pamplona R, Fernández-Real JM, Brugada R, Ramos R, Coll-de-Tuero G, Calvo-Perxas L, Serena J, Ramió-Torrentà L, Gich J, Gallart L, Portero-Otin M, Alberich-Bayarri A, Jimenez-Pastor A, Camacho-Ramos E, Mayneris-Perxachs J, Pineda V, Font R, Prats-Puig A, Gacto ML, Deco G, Escrichs A, Clotet B, Paredes R, Negredo E, Triaire B, Rodríguez M, Heredia-Escámez A, Coronado R, de Graaf W, Prevost V, Mitulescu A, Daunis-I-Estadella P, Thió-Henestrosa S, Miralles F, Ribas-Ripoll V, Puig-Domingo M, Essig M, Figley CR, Figley TD, Albensi B, Ashraf A, Reiber JHC, Schifitto G, Md Nasir U, Leiva-Salinas C, Wintermark M, Nael K, Vilalta-Franch J, Barretina J, Garre-Olmo J. "The Aging Imageomics Study: rationale, design and baseline characteristics of the study population." Mechanisms of ageing and development.. 2020 May 11; 189:111257. Epub 2020 May 11.

Pirzada S, Uddin MN, Figley TD, Kornelsen J, Puig J, Marrie RA, Mazerolle EL, Fisk JD, Helmick CA, O'Grady CB, Patel R, Figley CR, . "Spatial normalization of multiple sclerosis brain MRI data depends on analysis method and software package." Magnetic resonance imaging.. 2020 Jan 30; 68:83-94. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Uddin MN, Figley TD, Solar KG, Shatil AS, Figley CR. "Comparisons between multi-component myelin water fraction, T1w/T2w ratio, and diffusion tensor imaging measures in healthy human brain structures." Scientific reports.. 2019 Feb 21; 9(1):2500. Epub 2019 Feb 21.