Kamil Ugirbil

Professor Kamil Ugurbil holds the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair Professorship in Radiology, Neurosciences, and Medicine and is the Director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota (MN, USA). He is a giant in the field of functional MRI (fMRI). fMRI was first achieved simultaneously by two independent teams, one of which was led by Kamil Ugurbil and his colleague Seiji Ogawa from Bell laboratories. His research brings together physics and instrumentation with physiology and neurochemistry to assess cerebral function and underlying physiology and morphology. He pushes the boundaries of neuroimaging, particularly as related to brain function and connectivity. These advances are now extended to the Human Brain Connectome project launched by the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint initiative which is bound to revolutionize the field of psychiatry. We are honored to have him present “I can see what you feel – mind if I look into your mind?” On the road to visualize pain, (un)consciousness, intent to move, depression….