Bright headshotMolly Bright, D.Phil. (Biography and CV)

Principal Investigator



Postdoctoral Fellows


Rachael Stickland

PhD, Cardiff University, 2019



Mark Hoggarth

Coming soon!



PhD Students


Neha Reddy

Medical Scientist Training Program

Feinberg School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University


Jasmine Vu

Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Functional MRI after Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease


Kristina Zvolanek

Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Advanced fMRI in children with unilateral brain injury


Stefano Moia

Visiting PhD student, La Caixa Fellow, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language

Multi-echo fMRI of neurovascular physiology


Masters Students


Apoorva Ayyagari

Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Oxygen dynamics in the human spinal cord


Vineet Sharma

Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Implementing concurrent CO2 monitoring via scanner infrastructure


Undergradaute Students

Interested in joining our lab for BME 399 or 499 credit? Get in touch!




Past Members



  • Ranga Deshpande, PhD



  • Yasser Falah, MBChB, MRCP, PhD – PhD, University of Nottingham, 2019
    • Developing clinical applications of ultra-high-field perfusion imaging
  • Elena Kleban, PhD – PhD, University of Nottingham, 2017
    • Quantifying venous oxygenation using Frequency Difference Mapping at 7T


Doctoral Rotation

  • Natalie Koh, PhD student, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program, WQ19
    • Evaluation of an automated pseudo-event detection approach to model HRF variability



  • Ana Cornell – BME ’22 Northwestern University, 2019
    • McCormick Summer Undergraduate Research Award
    • Real-time feedback of hand-grip strength for fMRI studies in spinal cord injury
  • Aaron Shoemaker – BME ’19, Northwestern University, 2018
    • Design and development of the ANVILgrip – an MRI compatible hand-grip device
  • Navdeep Jabble – BMed Sci ’16, University of Nottingham, 2015-2016
    • Relating fatigue and cortical perfusion in Multiple Sclerosis




Prof. Jules Dewald

Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University



Prof. Laleh Rad

Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Northwestern University



Dr. Cesar Caballero-Gaudes

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language



Dr. Nikos Evangelou

Clinical Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham



Prof. Penny Gowland

Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham



Prof. Kevin Murphy

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)