Chuan Huang, PhD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, PET/MRI Research, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Chuan Huang, PhD, is associate professor and director of PET/MRI Research in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Huang is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Active in many professional associations, Dr. Huang has served as Chair of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) PET/MRI Study Group from 2021 to 2022.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Huang was an associate professor with tenure of radiology and psychiatry in the Renaissance School of Medicine of Stony Brook University. At Stony Brook he also served as Director of PET/MR Clinical Research with joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as affiliations with the Stony Brook Cancer Center, AI Institute, Institute of Engineering-Driven Medicine, and Neuroscience Institute.


Dr. Huang received his PhD in Mathematics/Medical Imaging from University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his post-doctoral training in Medical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.


As the director of the Medical Image Research and Analysis (MIRA) Lab, Dr. Huang is advancing the use of dual PET/MR imaging techniques for both clinical and research applications, developing quantitative MRI techniques, and exploring machine learning with convolutional neural network-based segmentation.


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Dr. Huang has received numerous awards for his scientific innovation, including Young Investigator awards from the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He has been recognized with Distinguished and Outstanding Reviewer accolades by the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He was honored with the Society of Biological Psychiatry's Chair Choice Award and the Stanley Fahn, Jr. Faculty Award of the Parkinson's Foundation.

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