Edward J. Auerbach, Ph.D.

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
2021 6th Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-3007

Phone: (612) 626-2001
Fax: (612) 626-2004
Email: eja@umn.edu
Web: http://umn.edu/~eja
 


Education

 
1998–2003     University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences & Medical Physics, February 28, 2003
Xiaoping Hu and Kâmil Uğurbil, advisors
 
1993–7     University of Florida
B.A. in Criminology & Law (with honors), May 3, 1997
 
1993–6     University of Florida
B.S. in Chemistry (with highest honors), December 21, 1996
 


Research/employment experience

 
2015–     University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology
 
2004–15     University of Minnesota
Research Associate, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology
 
2003–4     University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral Associate with Kâmil Uğurbil and J. Thomas Vaughan, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology
 
1998–2003     University of Minnesota
Graduate Research Assistant with Xiaoping Hu and Kâmil Uğurbil, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology
 
1997–8     University of Florida
Research Assistant with Richard W. Briggs and Bruce Crosson, Departments of Radiology and Clinical & Health Psychology
 
1995–7     University of Florida
Undergraduate Research Assistant with Martin T. Vala, Department of Chemistry
 


Journal publications

 
2014    

Seven-Tesla Time-of-Flight Angiography Using a 16-Channel Parallel Transmit System With Power-Constrained 3-dimensional Spoke Radiofrequency Pulse Design. Schmitter S, Wu X, Auerbach EJ, Adriany G, Pfeuffer J, Hamm M, Uğurbil K, van de Moortele PF. Invest Radiol. 2014 May;49(5):314-25.

 

ICA-based artefact removal and accelerated fMRI acquisition for improved resting state network imaging. Griffanti L, Salimi-Khorshidi G, Beckmann CF, Auerbach EJ, Douaud G, Sexton CE, Zsoldos E, Ebmeier KP, Filippini N, Mackay CE, Moeller S, Xu J, Yacoub E, Baselli G, Ugurbil K, Miller KL, Smith SM. Neuroimage. 2014 Mar 21.

 

Mitigating transmit B 1 inhomogeneity in the liver at 7T using multi-spoke parallel transmit RF pulse design. Wu X, Schmitter S, Auerbach EJ, Uğurbil K, Van de Moortele PF. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Feb;4(1):4-10.

 
2013    

Effects of image reconstruction on fiber orientation mapping from multichannel diffusion MRI: reducing the noise floor using SENSE. Sotiropoulos SN, Moeller S, Jbabdi S, Xu J, Andersson JL, Auerbach EJ, Yacoub E, Feinberg D, Setsompop K, Wald LL, Behrens TE, Ugurbil K, Lenglet C. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Dec;70(6):1682-9.

 

Evaluation of slice accelerations using multiband echo planar imaging at 3 T. Xu J, Moeller S, Auerbach EJ, Strupp J, Smith SM, Feinberg DA, Yacoub E, Uğurbil K. Neuroimage. 2013 Dec;83:991-1001.

 

Cardiac imaging at 7 Tesla: Single- and two-spoke radiofrequency pulse design with 16-channel parallel excitation. Schmitter S, DelaBarre L, Wu X, Greiser A, Wang D, Auerbach EJ, Vaughan JT, Uğurbil K, Van de Moortele PF. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Nov;70(5):1210-9.

 

Advances in diffusion MRI acquisition and processing in the Human Connectome Project. Sotiropoulos SN, Jbabdi S, Xu J, Andersson JL, Moeller S, Auerbach EJ, Glasser MF, Hernandez M, Sapiro G, Jenkinson M, Feinberg DA, Yacoub E, Lenglet C, Van Essen DC, Ugurbil K, Behrens TE; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:125-43.

 

Pushing spatial and temporal resolution for functional and diffusion MRI in the Human Connectome Project. Uğurbil K, Xu J, Auerbach EJ, Moeller S, Vu AT, Duarte-Carvajalino JM, Lenglet C, Wu X, Schmitter S, Van de Moortele PF, Strupp J, Sapiro G, De Martino F, Wang D, Harel N, Garwood M, Chen L, Feinberg DA, Smith SM, Miller KL, Sotiropoulos SN, Jbabdi S, Andersson JL, Behrens TE, Glasser MF, Van Essen DC, Yacoub E; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:80-104.

 

Resting-state fMRI in the Human Connectome Project. Smith SM, Beckmann CF, Andersson J, Auerbach EJ, Bijsterbosch J, Douaud G, Duff E, Feinberg DA, Griffanti L, Harms MP, Kelly M, Laumann T, Miller KL, Moeller S, Petersen S, Power J, Salimi-Khorshidi G, Snyder AZ, Vu AT, Woolrich MW, Xu J, Yacoub E, Uğurbil K, Van Essen DC, Glasser MF; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:144-68.

 

The WU-Minn Human Connectome Project: an overview. Van Essen DC, Smith SM, Barch DM, Behrens TE, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:62-79.

 

In vivo noninvasive detection of Brown Adipose Tissue through intermolecular zero-quantum MRI. Branca RT, Zhang L, Warren WS, Auerbach E, Khanna A, Degan S, Ugurbil K, Maronpot R. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 10;8(9):e74206.

 

Simultaneous multislice multiband parallel radiofrequency excitation with independent slice-specific transmit B1 homogenization. Wu X, Schmitter S, Auerbach EJ, Moeller S, Uğurbil K, Van de Moortele PF. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Jun 25.

 

Cerebral TOF angiography at 7T: Impact of B1 + shimming with a 16-channel transceiver array. Schmitter S, Wu X, Adriany G, Auerbach EJ, Uğurbil K, Van de Moortele PF. Magn Reson Med. 2013 May 2.

 

Multiband accelerated spin-echo echo planar imaging with reduced peak RF power using time-shifted RF pulses. Auerbach EJ, Xu J, Yacoub E, Moeller S, Uğurbil K. Magn Reson Med. 2013 May;69(5):1261-7.

 

Dose-dependent effect of isoflurane on regional cerebral blood flow in anesthetized macaque monkeys. Li CX, Patel S, Auerbach EJ, Zhang X. Neurosci Lett. 2013 Apr 29;541:58-62.

 

Brain dynamic neurochemical changes in dystonic patients: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Marjańska M, Lehéricy S, Valabrègue R, Popa T, Worbe Y, Russo M, Auerbach EJ, Grabli D, Bonnet C, Gallea C, Coudert M, Yahia-Cherif L, Vidailhet M, Meunier S. Mov Disord. 2013 Feb;28(2):201-9.

 

Dynamically applied B1+ shimming solutions for non-contrast enhanced renal angiography at 7.0 Tesla. Metzger GJ, Auerbach EJ, Akgun C, Simonson J, Bi X, Uğurbil K, van de Moortele PF. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Jan;69(1):114-26.

 

In vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy in young-adult daily marijuana users. Muetzel RL, Marjańska M, Collins PF, Becker MP, Valabrègue R, Auerbach EJ, Lim KO, Luciana M. Neuroimage Clin. 2013 Jan 1;2:581-589.

 
2012    

The Human Connectome Project: a data acquisition perspective. Van Essen DC, Ugurbil K, Auerbach E, Barch D, Behrens TE, Bucholz R, Chang A, Chen L, Corbetta M, Curtiss SW, Della Penna S, Feinberg D, Glasser MF, Harel N, Heath AC, Larson-Prior L, Marcus D, Michalareas G, Moeller S, Oostenveld R, Petersen SE, Prior F, Schlaggar BL, Smith SM, Snyder AZ, Xu J, Yacoub E; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Neuroimage. 2012 Oct 1;62(4):2222-31.

 

Toward understanding transverse relaxation in human brain through its field dependence. Mitsumori F, Watanabe H, Takaya N, Garwood M, Auerbach EJ, Michaeli S, Mangia S. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Sep;68(3):947-53.

 

Contrast enhancement in TOF cerebral angiography at 7 T using saturation and MT pulses under SAR constraints: impact of VERSE and sparse pulses. Schmitter S, Bock M, Johst S, Auerbach EJ, Uğurbil K, Van de Moortele PF. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jul;68(1):188-97.

 

Temporally-independent functional modes of spontaneous brain activity. Smith SM, Miller KL, Moeller S, Xu J, Auerbach EJ, Woolrich MW, Beckmann CF, Jenkinson M, Andersson J, Glasser MF, Van Essen DC, Feinberg DA, Yacoub ES, Ugurbil K. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 21;109(8):3131-6.

 

Short echo-time 3D radial gradient-echo MRI using concurrent dephasing and excitation. Park JY, Moeller S, Goerke U, Auerbach E, Chamberlain R, Ellermann J, Garwood M. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Feb;67(2):428-36.

 

Localized 1H NMR spectroscopy in different regions of human brain in vivo at 7 T: T2 relaxation times and concentrations of cerebral metabolites. Marjańska M, Auerbach EJ, Valabrègue R, Van de Moortele PF, Adriany G, Garwood M. NMR Biomed. 2012 Feb;25(2):332-9.

 

Regional neurochemical profiles in the human brain measured by ¹H MRS at 7 T using local B₁ shimming. Emir UE, Auerbach EJ, Van De Moortele PF, Marjańska M, Uğurbil K, Terpstra M, Tkáč I, Oz G. NMR Biomed. 2012 Jan;25(1):152-60.

 
2010    

Multiplexed echo planar imaging for sub-second whole brain FMRI and fast diffusion imaging. Feinberg DA, Moeller S, Smith SM, Auerbach E, Ramanna S, Gunther M, Glasser MF, Miller KL, Ugurbil K, Yacoub E. PLoS One. 2010 Dec 20;5(12):e15710.

 

A 32-channel lattice transmission line array for parallel transmit and receive MRI at 7 tesla. Adriany G, Auerbach EJ, Snyder CJ, Gözübüyük A, Moeller S, Ritter J, Van de Moortele PF, Vaughan T, Ugurbil K. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Jun;63(6):1478-85.

 

Multiband multislice GE-EPI at 7 tesla, with 16-fold acceleration using partial parallel imaging with application to high spatial and temporal whole-brain fMRI. Moeller S, Yacoub E, Olman CA, Auerbach E, Strupp J, Harel N, Ugurbil K. Magn Reson Med. 2010 May;63(5):1144-53.

 

Theoretical and experimental evaluation of continuous arterial spin labeling techniques. Pohmann R, Budde J, Auerbach EJ, Adriany G, Ugurbil K. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Feb;63(2):438-46.

 
2009    

T1 weighted brain images at 7 Tesla unbiased for Proton Density, T2* contrast and RF coil receive B1 sensitivity with simultaneous vessel visualization. Van de Moortele PF, Auerbach EJ, Olman C, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K, Moeller S. Neuroimage. 2009 Jun;46(2):432-46. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

 
2008    

A geometrically adjustable 16-channel transmit/receive transmission line array for improved RF efficiency and parallel imaging performance at 7 Tesla. Adriany G, Van de Moortele PF, Ritter J, Moeller S, Auerbach EJ, Akgün C, Snyder CJ, Vaughan T, Uğurbil K. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Mar;59(3):590-7.

 
2007    

Quantitative basal CBF and CBF fMRI of rhesus monkeys using three-coil continuous arterial spin labeling.” Xiaodong Zhang, Tsukasa Nagaoka, Edward J. Auerbach, Robbie Champion, Lei Zhou, Xiaoping Hu, and Timothy Q. Duong. Neuroimage, 34(3):1074–83 (2007).

 
2006    

“Primary motor area activation during precision-demanding versus simple finger movement.” James R. Carey, Kristine R. Greer, Tiffany K. Grunewald, Jennifer L. Steele, Jeff W. Wiemiller, Ela Bhatt, Ashima Nagpal, Ovidiu Lungu, and Edward J. Auerbach. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 20(3):361–70 (2006).

 
2005    

Mental maze solving: directional fMRI tuning and population coding in the superior parietal lobule.” Pavlos Gourtzelidis, Charidimos Tzagarakis, Scott M. Lewis, David A. Crowe, Edward Auerbach, Trenton A. Jerde, Kâmil Uğurbil, and Apostolos P. Georgopoulos. Experimental Brain Research, 165(3):273–82 (2005).

 
2004    

Electrical Stimulation Driving Functional Improvements and Cortical Changes in Subjects with Stroke.” Teresa J. Kimberley, Scott M. Lewis, Edward J. Auerbach, Lisa L. Dorsey, Jeanne M. Lojovich, and James R. Carey. Experimental Brain Research, 154:450–60 (2004).

 

fMRI Analysis of Ankle Movement Tracking Training in Subject with Stroke.” James R. Carey, Kathleen M. Anderson, Teresa J. Kimberley, Scott M. Lewis, Edward J. Auerbach, and Kâmil Uğurbil. Experimental Brain Research, 154:281–90 (2004).

 
2003    

Left and Right Basal Ganglia and Frontal Activity During Language Generation: Contributions to Lexical, Semantic, and Phonological Processes.” Bruce Crosson, Hope Benefield, M. Allison Cato, Joseph R. Sadek, Anna Bacon Moore, Christina E. Wierenga, Kaundinya Gopinath, David Soltysik, Russell M. Bauer, Edward J. Auerbach, Didem Gökçay, Christiana M. Leonard, and Richard W. Briggs. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(7):1061–77 (2003).

 
2002    

Semantic Monitoring of Words with Emotional Connotation During fMRI: Contribution of Anterior Left Frontal Cortex.” Bruce Crosson, M. Allison Cato, Joseph R. Sadek, Didem Gökçay, Russell M. Bauer, Ira S. Fischler, Leeza Maron, Kaundinya S. Gopinath, Edward J. Auerbach, Samuel R. Browd, and Richard W. Briggs. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8(5):607–22 (2002).

 

Analysis of fMRI and Finger Tracking Training in Subjects with Chronic Stroke.” James R. Carey, Teresa J. Kimberley, Scott M. Lewis, Edward J. Auerbach, Lisa Dorsey, Peter Rundquist, and Kâmil Uğurbil. Brain, 125(4):773–88 (2002).

 
2001    

Relative Shift in Activity from Medial to Lateral Frontal Cortex During Internally Versus Externally Guided Word Generation.” Bruce Crosson, Joseph R. Sadek, Leeza Maron, Didem Gökçay, Cecile M. Mohr, Edward J. Auerbach, Alan J. Freeman, Christiana M. Leonard, and Richard W. Briggs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13(2):272–83 (2001).

 
1999    

Left-Hemisphere Processing of Emotional Connotation During Word Generation.” Bruce Crosson, Krestin Radonovich, Joseph R. Sadek, Didem Gökçay, Russell M. Bauer, Ira S. Fischler, M. Allison Cato, Leeza Maron, Edward J. Auerbach, Samuel R. Browd, and Richard W. Briggs. NeuroReport, 10(12):2449–55 (1999).

 

Activity in the Paracingulate and Cingulate Sulci During Word Generation: An fMRI Study of Functional Anatomy.” Bruce Crosson, Joseph R. Sadek, Julie A. Bobholz, Didem Gökçay, Cecile M. Mohr, Christiana M. Leonard, Leeza Maron, Edward J. Auerbach, Samuel R. Browd, Alan J. Freeman, and Richard W. Briggs. Cerebral Cortex, 9(4):307–16 (1999).

 
1997    

C6- Carbon Cluster Anion: An Infrared Absorption and Resonance Raman Isotopic Study.” Jan Szczepanski, Edward Auerbach, and Martin Vala. J. Phys. Chem. A, 101(49):9296–301 (1997).

 


Certifications

 
2007     Siemens IDEA Imaging Calculation Programming, March 15, 2007
 
2002     Siemens NUMARIS software 4.0 sequence development, April 12, 2002
 


Awards

 
2006     Time Magazine Person of the Year
ISMRM Poster Award, Functional Neuroimaging, 3rd Place
 
1993     National Merit Scholar
 
Member, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Member, The Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association
Member, University of Florida Alumni Association
Member, Golden Key National Honor Society
Member, University of Florida Undergraduate Honors Program