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Muge Karaman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research



2242 West Harrison Street Suite 103 Chicago, IL 60612

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Muge Karaman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her academic role, she holds the position of Assistant Director at the Center for MR Research within The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Karaman received her Ph.D. in Computational Sciences from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Center for MR Research at UIC.

Dr. Karaman’s research interests include developing and validating quantitative diffusion-weighted MRI techniques for the characterization of complex biological tissue in vivo, and integrating these techniques into computational models to address current and future medical challenges. She is particularly interested in investigating their feasibility in probing the underlying tissue characteristics in different disease conditions and organs, including adult and pediatric brain tumors, gastric cancer, and breast cancer. These advanced MRI techniques aim to facilitate important clinical decisions in cancer diagnosis, early prediction of response to therapy, and monitoring disease recurrence, helping to develop optimized patient management strategies. Dr. Karaman has recently received an NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award and serves as a Co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded collaborative projects.