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Samuel C Grant

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Samuel C Grant


Phone: (850) 645-7197

Address: 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee FL 32310-3706

Building: NHMFL FSU

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Educational Background

B.Sc. (Hons), Electrical Engineering, 1995, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1998, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2001, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Postdoctoral Associate, Neuroscience, 2001-05, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Research Interests

- Adult Stem Cell Therapies for Ischemic Stroke
- Dynamic, high resolution MRI of migraine and its treatment
- MR Microscopy and Diffusion MRI of Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS)
- MR Microscopy and localized spectroscopy of single cells, embryos and biological fluids
- Analysis of diffusion and compartmentalization in neuronal tissues and model systems
- MR contrast mechanisms at high magnetic field strengths
- Fabrication & application of RF microcoil probes to MR imaging & spectroscopy

Professional Experience

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Member and Journal Peer Reviewer
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member and Tallahassee Area Section Chair
Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Member The Ampere Society, Member
Biomedical Engineering Society, Member and Student Chapter Advisor
Gordon Research Conference Attendance/Presentation (in vivo Magnetic Resonance), 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022
American Institute of Physics, Journal Peer Reviewer for the Review of Scientific Instruments

Awards, Honors, and Service

FSU Planning Grant Award for 2012-2013: Delayed Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for Stroke Treatment as Evaluated by High Field MRI (2013)
2nd Place Poster Award: Other Applications and Techniques, 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, "High Resolution Sodium Imaging of Isolated Neurons." (2007)
Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association Scholarship (1993)
Mars, Inc., Engineering Exposition Scholarship (1993)
Flour-Daniels Corp. Engineering Scholarship (1992-1995)
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship (1991)
McDonnell-Douglas Scholar (1991-1995)
University of Illinois James Scholar (1991-1995)