Sinchai Tsao, PhD

Senior Fellow

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S. Tsao, PhD Sinchai is a Senior Fellow in the Biomedical Imaging Computing Group at University of Washington.

His current research is in development of algorithms for cortical surface reconstruction and analysis in preterm babies to study cortical folding and human development. He is a graduate of the CIBORG laboratory at USC/Children's Hospital Los Angeles and his PhD advisor was Natasha Lepore, PhD. His PhD work focused on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, in particular, the development of Diffusion Weighted Imaging techniques in measuring white matter integrity. He is interested in how to integrate novel imaging features, such as those from Diffusion MRI, with clinical information in large-scale imaging studies. He was part of USC's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) imaging core as well as USC's Biomedical Imaging Laboratory (PI: Manbir Singh, PhD). His work has been supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) grant 5R21EB013456-02 [PI: Manbir Singh -> Meng Law] as well as National Institute on Aging (NIA) grants 5P01AG012435-18 [PI: Helena Chui MD] and 1R01AG042127-01A1 [PI: Ihab Hajjar MD].

Sinchai received his AB in International Relations and ScB in Biophysics from Brown University and his MS in Electrical Engineering as well as his MS & PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California.


  • Gajawelli N, Lao Y, Apuzzo ML, Romano R, Liu C,Tsao S, Hwang D, Wilkins B, Lepore N, Law M., " Neuroimaging Changes in the Brain in Contact versus Noncontact Sport Athletes Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging", World Neurosurgery, Epub ahead of print, 2013

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