Jiang Du, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, USA

Dr. Du received his bachelor degree in technical physics from Peking University in 1995, and master degree in solid state physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998. His PhD is in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Du joined the UCSD faculty as an Assistant Professor of Radiology in 2005, and an Associate Professor since 2010. Dr. Du’s research interests are in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging of short T2 tissues such as cortical bone, calcified cartilage, subchondral bone, menisci, ligaments, tendons, vascular calcification, myelin lipid and myelin basic protein (MBP) in white matter of the brain, etc. Dr. Du has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis and angiography. Dr. Du’s awards include the RSNA Research Scholar (2008) and the American Heart Young Investigator Award (2008). Dr. Du received funding support from NIH, GE HealthCare, Bracco Diagnostic Inc. and Department of Veterans Affairs.