Vasily Yarnykh
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Vasily Yarnykh

South Lake Union

Dr. Vasily Yarnykh started his research career in magnetic resonance physics during his undergraduate (M.S., 1988) and doctorate (Ph.D., 1993) studies at the Lomonosov Moscow Sate University (Moscow, Russia) where he worked on the development of new techniques for two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. He then became involved in magnetic resonance imaging research at the Center for Magnetic Tomography and Spectroscopy at the Lomonosov Moscow State University where he accomplished pioneering studies on the new quantitative imaging approach enabling in vivo mapping of magnetic cross-relaxation parameters. During his post-doctoral training at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) under direction of Professor Chun Yuan, PhD, Dr. Yarnykh’s research has been focused on MRI engineering, particularly on the development of new pulse sequences for vascular imaging applications. During his post-doctoral and faculty career at the University of Washington, Dr. Yarnykh developed a number of widely used MRI technologies including efficient blood signal suppression techniques for cardiovascular imaging (quadruple inversion-recovery and multislice double inversion-recovery), a fast and robust method for B1 field mapping (actual flip-angle imaging), and a clinically targeted fast three-dimensional method for macromolecular proton fraction (MPF) mapping. Dr. Yarnykh is currently a Research Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington and the author of 60 journal articles, 5 patents, and more than 100 conference abstracts. He serves as a Principal Investigator on several grants from governmental and charitable organizations including National Institutes of Health, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Yarnykh’s current research interests are focused on the development and clinical applications of quantitative imaging biomarkers.