Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D.

Professor

Endowed Title: Charles A. and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Chair in Translational Research; Jan and Bob Pickens Distinguished Professorship in Medical Science, in Memory of Jerry Knight Rymer and Annette Brannon Rymer and Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pickens

Department: Radiology, Advanced Imaging Research Center

Graduate Programs: Biomedical Engineering

Biography

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Dr. Lenkinski is a chemist by training. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1968. He completed his Ph.D in Chemistry in 1973 at the University of Houston. Dr. Lenkinski was a post-doctoral fellow in the Isotope Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel from 1973-1975. 

Education

Undergraduate University of Toronto - Canada (1968), Chemistry
Graduate School University of Houston-System Administration (1973), Chemistry

Research Interests

  • One of Dr. Lenkinski's major research interests is in clinical applications of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. Dr Lenkinski is also developing in vivo multinuclear MR imaging methods, primarily Na-23. A more recent area of interest has been molecular imaging. This new area involves the development of novel MR and optical based imaging contrast agents.

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Honors/Awards

  • CPRIT Cancer Scholar in Residence
    Missing Link Award (2011)
  • Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    Award for the construction of the endo-rectal MR coil for prostate imaging (1999)
  • Fellow, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1997
    Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Magnetic Resonance (1997)
  • Member Sigma Xi
    Honorary Scientific Organization (1971)