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Winkler Lab

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The Winkler Laboratories research novel methods in Ultra High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). 

One of the greatest challenges of modern biomedical science is the mapping of the human brain to understand underlying functionality and behavior. Ultra High-Field (UHF) MRI (using magnetic field strengths of 7T and above) provides promise of a crucial improvement over 3T in spatial resolution and sensitivity for deciphering subtle features that are <1mm in size and could thus allow mapping of intricate detail such as intra-cortical or small subcortical network hubs.

UHF field strengths are still hindered by substantial technological hurdles before the promised performance increases towards higher sensitivity and sub-mm resolution can be fully realized. The Winkler Lab focuses on an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of engineering and medicine to overcome key hardware and technological critical barriers that are holding back UHF MRI and its clinical applicability.

The Winkler Lab is based in New York City at the MRI Research Institute (MRIRI) of the Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

The Winkler Lab Team

The Winkler lab welcomes a diverse set of talents and fosters an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of the engineering and medical fields in its attempts to translate fundamental scientific discoveries into clinical innovations. 

Our Research

The Winkler Laboratories research novel hardware and technology methods in Ultra High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), promising crucial improvement in spatial resolution and sensitivity for deciphering subtle features that are <1mm in size.