Esin Öztürk Işık


After completing my Bachelor's studies in the Computer Engineering department of the Middle East Technical University in 1999, I attended the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I finished my thesis studies on the development of regularization methods for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data reconstruction under the guidance of Donald B. Twieg, Ph.D. and received my Master's degree from UAB in 2002. Thereafter, I was admitted to the Joint Bioengineering program between the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco. I joined the Margaret Hart Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging to work with Sarah J. Nelson, Ph.D. The goal of my thesis research was to implement several fast MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) data acquisition and reconstruction techniques for faster and more accurate spectral quantification of brain tumors using the clinical 3T MR scanners. Upon the completion of my Ph.D. studies in 2007, I continued my research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging department at University of California at San Francisco. My postdoctoral research studies included the implementation and optimization of higher resolution and sensitivity MRSI techniques on the whole body high field 7T MRI scanners. I moved back to my homeland of Turkey in 2009. I worked at the Biomedical Engineering department of Yeditepe University as an assistant professor between 2010 and 2014. I have been working at the Biomedical Engineering Institute of Bogaziçi University as an assistant professor since Fall 2014. My courses include Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging, Medical Image Reconstruction and Biostatistics. I have been conducting research on phosphorus MR spectroscopic imaging and its applications to brain tumors. Additionally, I am interested in fMRI, arterial spin labeling (ASL) and diffusion weighted imaging.


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