Quyen Do, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Radiology Research Division.

Dr. Do received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She then obtained a doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas under A. Dean Sherry, Ph.D. As a graduate student, she worked on the design and synthesis of novel agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiopharmaceutical applications.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert E. Lenkinski, Ph.D. With Dr. Lenkinski's guidance, she implemented and evaluated arterial spin labeled (ASL) non-contrast perfusion imaging technique using a 1 Tesla preclinical MR scanner. She applied this technique along with anatomical imaging for qualitative and quantitative analysis of various tumor models.

Her research interest focuses on translational research, currently working on assessment of the human placenta using functional MRI and quantitative data processing, including radiomics texture analysis.

Dr. Do serves as a reviewer for various scientific journals, including Inorganic Chemistry (the American Chemical Society) and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI).

She is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. In 2019 and 2023, Dr. Do was honored for distinguished service to the Society as a reviewer for the JMRI


Abilene Christian University (2009), Biochemistry
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (2015), Chemistry


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How the Chemical Properties of GBCAs Influence Their Safety Profiles In Vivo
Do, Q.N.; Lenkinski, R.E.; Tircso, G.; Kovacs, Z. Molecules 2022 27 1 58
Deep learning-based segmentation of the placenta and uterus on MR images.
Shahedi M, Spong CY, Dormer JD, Do QN, Xi Y, Lewis MA, Herrera C, Madhuranthakam AJ, Twickler DM, Fei B, J Med Imaging (Bellingham) 2021 Sep 8 5 054001
Concentration-dependent early anti-vascular and anti-tumor effects of itraconazole in non-small cell lung cancer.
Gerber DE, Putnam WC, Fattah FJ, Kernstine KH, Brekken RA, Pedrosa I, Skelton R, Saltarski JM, Lenkinski RE, Leff RD, Ahn C, Padmanabhan C, Chemburkar V, Kasiri S, Kallem RR, Subramaniyan I, Yuan Q, Do QN, Xi Y, Reznik SI, Pelosof L, Faubert B, DeBerardinis RJ, Kim J, Clin. Cancer Res. 2020 Aug
Segmentation of uterus and placenta in MR images using a fully convolutional neural network.
Shahedi M, Dormer JD, T T AD, Do QN, Xi Y, Lewis MA, Madhuranthakam AJ, Twickler DM, Fei B, Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 2020 Feb 11314
Glutamine uptake and utilization of human mesenchymal glioblastoma in orthotopic mouse model.
Oizel K, Yang C, Renoult O, Gautier F, Do QN, Joalland N, Gao X, Ko B, Vallette F, Ge WP, Paris F, DeBerardinis RJ, Pecqueur C, Cancer & metabolism 2020 8 9
Does Tumor FDG-PET-Avidity Represent Enhanced Glycolytic Metabolism in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?
Kernstine KH, Faubert B, Do QN, Rogers TJ, Hensley CT, Cai L, Torrealba J, Oliver D, Waschmann JW, Lenkinski RE, Malloy CR, Deberardinis RJ, Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2019 Dec
MRI of the Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) Disorder: Radiomics Analysis Correlates With Surgical and Pathological Outcome.
Do QN, Lewis MA, Xi Y, Madhuranthakam AJ, Happe SK, Dashe JS, Lenkinski RE, Khan A, Twickler DM, J Magn Reson Imaging 2019 Aug
Texture analysis of magnetic resonance images of the human placenta throughout gestation: A feasibility study.
Do QN, Lewis MA, Madhuranthakam AJ, Xi Y, Bailey AA, Lenkinski RE, Twickler DM, PLoS ONE 2019 14 1 e0211060
Engineering a pH-Sensitive Liposomal MRI Agent by Modification of a Bacterial Channel.
Yang LM, Zheng H, Ratnakar JS, Adebesin BY, Do QN, Kovacs Z, Blount P, Small 2018 05 14 19 e1704256
Lactate Metabolism in Human Lung Tumors.
Faubert B, Li KY, Cai L, Hensley CT, Kim J, Zacharias LG, Yang C, Do QN, Doucette S, Burguete D, Li H, Huet G, Yuan Q, Wigal T, Butt Y, Ni M, Torrealba J, Oliver D, Lenkinski RE, Malloy CR, Wachsmann JW, Young JD, Kernstine K, DeBerardinis RJ, Cell 2017 Oct 171 2 358-371.e9


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Honors & Awards

  • K25 – Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (2020-2025)
  • Trainee Educational Award
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2020)
  • Trainee Educational Award
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2018)
  • Trainee Educational Award
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2017)
  • Trainee Fellowship Award
    Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at UT Southwestern (2016)
  • Graduate Studies Scholarship
    University of Texas at Dallas Chemistry Department (2009)
  • Dow Graduate Endowed Award
    Abilene Christian University (2008)
  • Welch Summer Research Institute Program
    Abilene Christian University (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine