Weili Lin, Ph.D.
Director, Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor of Neurological Medicine
Professor and Vice Chair of Basic Research, Radiology
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Neurology and School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Lin currently serves as the Director of Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The BRIC, an institution center, houses a comprehensive collection of human and small animal imaging scanners and 32 faculty members with diverse expertise on imaging-related topics. Dr. Lin is the Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor of Neurological Medicine. He is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacy and serves as the Vice Chair of Basic Research in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Lin was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2012, and has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections as a regular or ad hoc member over the past 25 years. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles with research interests focused on early brain functional and structural development, discerning cerebral hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism in patients with neurological diseases, and technical development of hybrid PET/MR imaging approaches. Dr. Lin is the contact principal investigator for ongoing research on delineating early brain functional and structural development using non-invasive imaging approaches. For this research, recently awarded by the NIH Baby Connectome Project (BCP), his team has developed imaging protocols, imaging approaches and novel image analysis tools specifically tailored for analyzing early brain development.