BS, University of Arizona, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, minor in Math, 2013
PhD, University of Arizona Biomedical Engineering, 2018
Dissertation Title: Advanced Diffusion MRI Techniques: Methodological Development and Clinical Application
I am interested in further developing and testing novel medical imaging techniques in order to improve diagnosis. In addition, I am interested in continuing to develop novel imaging techniques to aid in the better understanding of healthy brain structure and function.
I graduated from the University of Arizona in May, 2013, and am an avid Arizona basketball and football fan. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, Violet and Mel, playing Mario Kart with my friends, computer programming, and weather permitting, going flying with my dad.
Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student, 2018
NIH Intramural Research Training Award Fellow, 2016-2018
Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy Training Grant, 2015-2016
Bernstein AS, Chen N‐K, Trouard TP. Bootstrap analysis of diffusion tensor and mean apparent propagator parameters derived from multiband diffusion MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2019; 00: 1– 8. https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.27833
Chen NK, Chou Y, Sundman M, Hickey P, Kasoff WS, Bernstein AS, Trouard TP, Lin T, Rapcsak SZ, Sherman SJ, Weingarten CP. Alteration of Diffusion-Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures in Brain Regions Involved in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Brain connectivity 8(6): 343-349. 2018.
Chen NK, Chang HC, Bilgin A, Bernstein AS, Trouard TP. A diffusion-matched principal component analysis (DM-PCA) based two-channel denoising procedure for high-resolution diffusion-weighted MRI. PloS one 13(5), e0195952. 2018.
Totenhagen JW, Bernstein AS, Yoshimaru ES, Erickson RP, Trouard TP. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of brain atrophy in a mouse model of Niemann-Pick type C disease. PloS one 12(5), e0178179. 2017.
Moore-Dotson JM, Beckman JJ, Mazade RE, Hoon M, Bernstein AS, Romero-Aleshire MJ, Brooks HL, Eggers ED. Early retinal neuronal dysfunction in diabetic mice: reduced light-evoked inhibition increases rod pathway signaling. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 57(3), 1418-1430. 2016.
Hingorani DV, Bernstein AS, Pagel MD. A review of responsive MRI contrast agents: 2005-2014. Contrast media & molecular imaging 10(4): 245-265. 2015.
Hingorani DV, Yoo B, Bernstein AS, Pagel MD. Detecting enzyme activities with exogenous MRI contrast agents. Chemistry - A European Journal 20(32): 9840-9850. 2014.