Feng Xu has been a staff scientist at the lab since July, 2016. Her research interests here are developing functional magnetic resonance imaging methods used for neonates and fetus. She received her PhD in 2011 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where her work mainly on developing quantitative measurement of cerebral oxygen metabolism on adults using MRI.
She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in F.M. Kirby Center at Johns Hopkins University where she mainly worked on developing shrinkage analysis for multi-echo BOLD time series and simultaneous multi-slice EPI acquisition and reconstruction. Feng’s current key research topics include measuring cerebral blood flow, blood oxygenation on neonates, fetus and placenta.