Chun Yuan, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering; the Co-Director of the Vascular Imaging Lab since 1997 and Director of the Bio-Molecular Imaging Center at the University of Washington since 2006. He received his B.S. in physics in 1982 at Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics at the University of Utah in 1988. He has pioneered multiple high-resolution MRI techniques to detect vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques and led numerous MRI studies examining carotid atherosclerosis. He is the Director of the newly formed Center for BioMedical Imaging Research in Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also a member of the editorial board for the following Journals: JACC CV imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular MR, and the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.
Dr. Yuan is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the ISMRM. He is a member of the program committee of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Research and Intervention and of the award committee of the ISMRM. Because of his expertise in the field of cardiovascular imaging and magnetic resonance, he has been an invited speaker, lecturer, moderator or faculty for many international and US meetings in the imaging field. He has over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a gra nt reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, Canada Research Chairs, Scottish Clinical Academic Fellowship, VA Merit Grant, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Wellcome Trust, AHA and RSNA. His research is supported by several NIH and private grants and he supervises several postdoctoral and foreign fellows and research scientists, as well as teaches courses in Bioengineering and Radiology.