Focus Areas: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods for integrative understanding of cardiovascular physiology and diseases; basic science and translational clinical research that combines the state-of-the-art NMR technology with molecular biology approaches to explore the mechanisms of myocardial remodeling in diseased hearts
Dr. Xin Yu received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and an M.S. from the Johns Hopkins University. Her research career in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy began at MIT, where she conducted her doctoral research at the MGH-NMR Center, now the MGH/HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. After graduation in 1996, she spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center. From 1999 to 2004, she was an instructor at Washington University Medical Center. She joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2004 and was awarded tenure in 2009. Her main research interest is at the interface of MR physics and cellular physiology, with a focus on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. She has been the principal investigator of three NIH R01 grants and one R21 grant. She has served as a charter member of the NIH BMIT-B study section from 2013 to 2017. She also serves on the editorial advisory board of NMR in Biomedicine, and the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology–Heart and Circulatory Physiology and Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery. She was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013.