Imaging the Living Brain

June 25, 2014

Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, leads a team that is developing new imaging methods for the living brain. Their goal is to understand the way that the brain functions and regulates its blood flow, which can provide important clues to understanding early brain development, disease and aging. Hillman’s team has found that a layer of cells is capable of propagating signals important to increasing blood flow in the brain.