John C. Gore
Vanderbilt University, USA

John C. Gore, Ph.D., holds the Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine and is a University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University, where he also directs the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Dr. Gore obtained his B.Sc. in Physics (1st class hons) from the University of Manchester in 1972, a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of London in 1976, and a BA degree in Law (1st class hons) from Ealing College, London in 1982. He also has an honorary degree from Yale University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the American Physical Society, the National Academy of Inventors and the Institute of Physics (UK). He is also a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. He served on the Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering from 2011-2015, was twice an elected trustee of the Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and was a founding board member of the Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has been honored with several awards including the Gold Medal of the ISMRM (2004) for his contributions to the field of magnetic resonance imaging, the Earl Sutherland Award for Achievement in Research from Vanderbilt University, and is an Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University in China. As a Principal Physicist in the Department of Medical Physics, Dr. Gore founded the pioneering MRI research program at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital in the UK in the late 1970’s. In 1982 he established the MRI research program at Yale University which he directed from 1982-2002. At Yale he was also the founding Chair and Director of the program (later Department) of Biomedical Engineering and was a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Psychology. In 2002 he moved to Vanderbilt University to establish the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science which has since grown to be one of the premier centers for imaging research in the world. Dr. Gore has published over 700 original papers and contributions within the medical imaging field. His research interests include the development and application of multimodal imaging methods for understanding tissue physiology and structure, molecular imaging and functional brain imaging.