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Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center

Swati Rane

Director of DISC, Associate Professor of Radiology

My team and I provide state-of-the-art technical support for all studies within and outside the University of Washington. Personally, I am very interested in developing and improving the diagnostic value of functional imaging approaches such as BOLD, ASL, VASO, etc. My research lab website is here.

In my free time, I like to run, read, and spend time with my son.

Tim Wilbur

MR Technologist/Research Scientist and Safety Officer

I am the lead MR Technologist and scan for all studies at DISC. I also design and develop MR accessories (coils, supports, etc.) as needed by the PIs.

In my free time, I enjoy building things with my 3D printer and laser cutter.

Luisana Nazareth Valero Pernia


I work as a phlebotomist at DISC, drawing blood from diverse research project participants. My main interests lie in connecting public health and medicine, with a special focus on neurology and health equity.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, hiking, and running.

Cole Anderson

Image Analyst

As a Research Analyst at DISC I assist with preprocessing and analysis of data, sequence testing/development, and image acquisition. I am interested in exploring and improving BOLD and perfusion imaging techniques.

In my free time I enjoy hiking and backpacking with my girlfriend, snowboarding, watching hockey (Go Kraken!), and playing video games with friends.

Qingyan "Tina" Guan

IT Specialist

I joined the DISC (Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center) in 2003 and then combined in IBIC (Integrated Brain Imaging Center) since 2015.

My expertise is in computer engineering and IT infrastructure. I maintain and support DISC MR image data repository server, online scheduling/billing system. I am interested in the open science grid.

I like hiking and biking with my kids in weekend. I also enjoy reading book under the sun.

Catharine Delos Santos

Program Ops Specialist

I assist with day-to-day operation of DISC.

Former Members

Tiffany Dardar, MRI Technologist
Liza Young, Program Operations Specialist
Ken Maravilla, Former Director
Jim Nelsen, Founder and Director

Last Modified: Thursday, 29-Feb-2024 16:47:20 PST