Professor, Department of Radiology, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Minnesota
Gulin Oz, PhD, is an expert on in vivo MRI and MRS biomarkers of neurodegeneration, with a particular focus on spinocerebellar ataxias, in addition to Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. She uses high field, multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to explore neurochemical and metabolic alterations in diseases that affect the brain and spearheaded utilization of neurochemical profiles to assess cerebral changes in patients with neurological diseases and their response to treatment. For this study, Oz will provide the MRI/MRS protocol to the other imaging sites, guide its implementation and ensure that the MR data are acquired in a timely manner by regular communications with other site directors.