Surgical Planning Laboratory - Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Surgical Planning Laboratory

Seung-Schik Yoo Ph.D.

Seung-Schik is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has served as technical consultant in Department of Neurology at Children's Hospital, Boston. He also serves as adjunct professor at Department of BioSystems at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Gachon Medical School. Seung-Schik recieved his Ph.D. from Radiological Science Program of Harvard-MIT Divison of Health Science and Technology. He also has MBA degree specializing in Marketing from University of Massachusetts.

His first experience in the field of functional MRI began with the development of a non-Fourier encoding technique using spatially-selective radio-frequency (RF) pulses, and its application in fMRI. These research topics were the part of his Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Dr. Lawrence P. Panych at the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital. This method was further refined to be applied in the adaptive multi-resolution approach in fMRI where the data acquisition and processing strategies can be tailored to zoom into selected brain locations. The theoretical and experimental evaluation has recently justified the multi-resolution approach. He has also been actively involved in research concerning functional brain mapping for neuro-surgical planning, localization of EEG electrode in MR images, needle-tip tracking in the MR environment, and clinical application of fMRI in schizophrenic patients.

His research interest include development and application of real-time fMRI techniques to neuroscience and clinical realm (such as Neurofeedback and Brain-computer-interface), celluar imaging using MRI-sensitive nano-particle labeling, and tissue engineering using computer-assisted composition of 3D cell-scaffold for regenerative medicine.


E-mail: yoo at
Phone: 617.525.3308

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