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Spencer is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine. His primary research is developing transcranial ultrasound methods and technologies for human use to treat brain disorders. Dr. Brinker received his PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he specialized in Magnetic Resonance Elastography. Following that, he completed postdoctoral fellowship in the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. 

Spencer is currently working on Altering Perivascular Space Fluid Dynamics Using Pulsed Transcranial Ultrasound using the Leducq foundation Pilot fund scheme, January 2019 award.


Key publications

Brinker et al. 2020 Focused Ultrasound Platform for Investigating Therapeutic Neuromodulation Across the Human Hippocampus. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 46(5):1270-1274 

Publication link: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301562920300090

Brinker et al. 2018. Simultaneous magnetic resonance and optical elastography acquisitions: Comparison of displacement images and shear modulus estimations using a single vibration source. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials 84:135-144

Publication link: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1751616118302273


Related links

Dr Spencer Brinker profile at Yale University website

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