Department Of Biomedical Engineering
Christoph Juchem, PhD
Dr. Christoph Juchem’s research focuses on the improvement of technology and methods to enhance the clinical potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS). The goal of his laboratory is to provide crucial tools to obtain information early in the development of multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions with dedicated MRI/MRS techniques. Of particular interest to Dr. Juchem are the physical and engineering challenges that have prevented magnetic resonance technology to unleash its full clinical potential such as limited B0 field behavior in the human brain. He developed a novel, generalized method for the synthesis of magnetic field shapes that allows unrivaled B0 magnetic field homogeneity as a prerequisite for meaningful MRI and MRS. Due to the inherently interdisciplinary design of research program, Dr. Juchem works closely with a range of scientists and clinicians.

Dr. Juchem received a MS (Diplom) in physics from the University of Bonn in 2001 and a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics from the University of Tübingen, in 2006. He recently joined Columbia from Yale University where he successfully pursued clinical MRI/MRS research as Assistant Professor (2012-2016) and served as Co-Director of the 7 Tesla Brain MR Spectroscopy Core. Dr. Juchem has more than 15 years of experience in developing and conducting magnetic resonance experiments in animal models and humans, and authored more than 30 scientific publications, book chapters and patents. He is a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) scholar and has been a finalist of the I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Dr. Juchem served as Chair of the ISMRM’s MR Engineering Study Group, journal reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed scientific journals (including Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Distinguished Reviewer in 2014/2016) and grant reviewer for 4 national research societies.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Healthy Volunteers Development of MR Methods in Healthy Subjects for Clinical Research