Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

Faculty Research

Lawrence R. Frank, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Director for Biomedical Applications

Director, Center for Scientific Computation in Imaging, UCSD


Lawrence R. Frank, Ph.D. is a physicist working in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His current research has focused on the development of pulse sequence and data analysis methods for diffusion tensor imaging with a view towards the quantitative assessment of the structure and physiology of tissues, with particular emphasis on white matter disease and musculoskeletal applications. 

Dr. Frank is also interested in real-time reconstruction and noise correction methods for functional MRI applications.  Dr. Frank is also interested in applications of arterial spin labeling method to the study of muscle function and physiology. 

Education and Prior Experience:

Dr. Frank received the B.S. degree in Physics and the B.A. degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. He also received his Ph.D in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.