Biographical Sketch

Joseph S. Gillen graduated in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biophysics & Microbiology. He then became a research assistant in the Cardiovascular-Pulmonary division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1979, he became the Technical Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory of the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. After moving to Pittsburgh, PA, in 1985, he became a Systems Analyst for the Pittsburgh NMR Institute. Eventually, he joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as the Research Network Administrator for the MR Research Center in the Department of Radiology. In 1997, Mr. Gillen was recruited to become a Research Associate in the Division of Magnetic Resonance Research in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University, as well as one of the staff scientists at the F. M. Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging, where he currently maintains many of the technological aspects of the center.

Research Interests

  • Functional MRI
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging / Fiber Tracking
  • Molecular and Cellular Imaging
  • Functional Assessment of Ischemic Stroke
  • Proton Transfer (Exchange) Mechanisms

Contact Information

Office Address 
The F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
707 N. Broadway, Room G-25 
Baltimore, MD 21205 
443-923-9500 Other Links: SciVal Google Scholar

Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Appointments
    • Staff Scientist, F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
      1999 - Present 
      Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
    • Research Associate, Division of Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology 
      1997 - Present 
      Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Education and Training
    • BS, Biophysics & Microbiology 
      University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Professional Experience
    • Research Network Administrator, MR Research Center, Department of Radiology 
      1993 - 1997 
      University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Systems Analyst, Pittsburgh NMR Institute 
      1985 - 1993 
      Pittsburgh, PA
    • Technical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory 
      1979 - 1985 
      VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
    • Research Assistant, Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Department of Medicine 
      1977 - 1979 
      University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Affiliations
    • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


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