bridging the micro-macro gap with diffusion MRI

Antonios Papaioannou

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I earned a PhD in Physics from the City University of New York - The Graduate Center in 2016 focusing on classical transport in disordered systems. Prior to that, I eaned a BS in Physics from University of Ioannina, Greece. I joined the MRI Biophysics group at NYUMC as a post-doctoral research fellow in June 2016.

Research Interests: 
  • Time-dependent diffusion-MRI in gray matter
  • Μodeling of diffusion in disordered systems
Selected Publications: 

Papaioannou A., Novikov D.S, Fieremans E., Boutis G.S., "Observation of structural universality in disordered systems using bulk diffusion measurement, Physical Review E, 96, 061101, (2017)

Papaioannou A., Kausik R., Methane storage in nanoporous media as observed via high-field NMR relaxometry, Physical Review Applied, 4, 024018, (2015)

Papaioannou A., Louis M., Dhital B., Ho H.P., Chang E.J., Boutis G.S. , Quantitative comparison of structure and dynamics of elastin following three isolation schemes by 13C solid state NMR and MALDI mass spectrometry, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1854, 391-401, (2015)

Gul-E-Noor, F., Singh, C., Papaioannou, A., Sinha, N., & Boutis, G. S., Behavior of Water in Collagen and Hydroxyapatite Sites of Cortical Bone: Fracture, Mechanical Wear, and Load Bearing Studies, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(37), 21528-21537, (2015)

Awards and Honors: 
  • 2011: CUNY Science Fellowship for PhD research
  • 2013: ENC Travel Grant - Asilomar, CA
  • 2014: Doctoral Student Research Grant scholarship of CUNY - ENC poster presentation - Boston, MA
  • 2015: Doctoral Student Research Grant scholarship of CUNY - ESMRMB oral presentation - Edinburgh, Scotland

Previous Research: 

Prior to joining the MRI Biophysics group, my research was focused on diffusion-NMR, pulse sequence design as well as magnetic field gradient coil design for spin-diffusion studies. I studied the effects of system's structural heterogeneity on molecular diffusion by designing phantoms exhibiting controlled disorder and revealed experimentally the presence of structural universallity in disordered media. 

During grad school I spent the summer of 2013 working at Schlumberger Doll Research (Cambridge, MA) as a research intern where we proposed a method for studying multilayer gas adsorption in disordered media with high field NMR. 

Other interests include: Diffusion on complex networks (such as social networks) and quantum transport.


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