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Douglas Noll, PhD

Douglas Noll, PhD

Ann and Robert H Lurie Professor

Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Dr. Douglas Noll’s group develops magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology for mapping the functional organization the human brain performing specific tasks (known as functional MRI or fMRI). The group’s research is in two main areas: 1) understanding the neurovascular physiology associated with brain activity and quantifying the biophysical connection to the MR images and 2) development of image acquisition, image reconstruction, signal processing, and hardware approaches to provide the high-speed and robust measurement of function over the entire brain. As part of the Functional MRI Laboratory, this group collaborates with a broad range of neuroscientists to develop an understanding of the organization and functioning of the normal brain and to apply technological advances to quantitative imaging of brain function in a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Noll serves on the Concussion Center’s Faculty Council, providing intellectual guidance and strategic recommendations to the center’s leadership.


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University