Debiao Li
University of California Los Angeles, USA

Debiao Li, PhD received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia in 1992. He was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis (1993-1998), Associate Professor (1998-2004), Professor (2004-2010) of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research (2004-2010) at Northwestern University, Chicago. Since 2010, Dr. Li has been the Inaugural Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute and Storz Endowed Chair in honor of George Berci at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Li has published more than 300 research articles and 20 book chapters. Dr. Li served as President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) (2011-2012), the premier professional society that promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world. He also served as President of the Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (2006-2007) and a member of the Board of Trustees, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) (2009-2012). He is Associate Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM). He is a fellow of ISMRM and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His major research interests are the development and application of novel medical imaging techniques to address important clinical questions in cardiovascular disease and cancer.