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Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD


  Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Research
Novartis Chair of Imaging Research
Director, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging
Division of Imaging Science
395 W. 12th Ave., Room 430
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-9998
Fax: 614-293-9275

11/2010 - Dr. Knopp and Dr. Wieslaw Nowinski’s team from Singapore awarded a Certificate of Merit Award at the 2010 RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. 


9/2010 - Third Best Poster Award at the 10th European VitreoRetinal Society Congress in Seville, Spain


 Christoforidis JB, Wassenaar PA, Christoforidis GA, Knopp MV, Schmalbrock P. Imaging of Retro-Orbital Vasculature and Central Retinal Vasculature with Ultra High Field 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Dedicated Eye Coil


6/2010 - Third Frontier Award to Dr. Knopp! 


 The Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging in collaboration with Philips Healthcare, was awarded $1.74 M for its Multi-transmit Platform Technology for High and Ultra-high Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging project.

 The project will develop technology to improve the image quality and resolution of ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging. The multi-transmit technology will help compensate for the perturbation caused by placing a person in the magnetic field. The improved image quality and resolution will catalyze the more rapid adaptation of higher field MRI instruments.



Dr. Knopp holds adjunct appointments as professor and has category P graduate faculty status in the following departments:
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Informatics
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program (IBGP)
Veterinary Medicine

Clinical & Research Interest:

Dr. Knopp has a long track record of developing and validating new imaging methodologies with a special interest in MRI, PET and safety.  His scientific focus has been imaging of angiogenesis and response assessment. His current research focus is on functional and molecular hybrid imaging based assessment as well as validation of imaging methodologies as biomarkers.  He has been extensively funded for developing, analyzing and performing imaging-based  analysis to diagnose and assess therapies.  With the initial funding of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, he has been able to build up an extensive infrastructure that provides state-of-the-art capabilities to perform advanced imaging studies as well as their analysis.

Recent Awards/Publications:

Nowinski W, Chua BC, Qian GY, Marchenko Y, Volkau I, Nowinska NG, Puspitasari F, Yang GL, Lee LC, Knopp MV. The Human Brain in 2010 Pieces: An Interactive 3D Atlas of Structure, Vasculature, Tractography, and Function