Research Summary

Dr. McMahon is interested in developing new contrast agents for MRI and applying these to a variety of problems. This work includes contrast agent design, MRI pulse sequence development, and also detailed image processing and analysis.

Contact Information

Address 
F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
707 N. Broadway, Room G-25 
Baltimore, MD 21205 

Phone: 410-502-8188 
Email: mcmahon at mri dot jhu dot edu

Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Appointments
    • Affiliated Faculty, F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
      08/2006 - Present 
      Research Associate: 2003 - 2006 
      Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology 
      01/2013 - Present 
      Assistant Professor: 2006 - 2012 
      Research Associate: 2003 - 2006 
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Awards and Achievements
    • K01 Career Development Award 
      2006 - 2011 
      NIH / NIBIB
    • NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship 
      2001 - 2003 
      NIH / NIGMS
    • Cellular and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant Fellowship 
      1995 - 1998 
      National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Education and Training
    • PhD, Chemical Physics 
      05/1999 
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 
      Thesis: "An NMR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Study of Organometallic Complexes and Heme Proteins with Carbonyl, Alkylisocyanide, Nitrosoarene and Olefin Ligands: Applications to Structure Determinations"
    • BS, Physics (Minor in Mathematics) 
      05/1993 
      University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • Professional Experience
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology 
      08/2006 - 12/2012 
      Research Associate: 2003 - 2006 
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 
      2001 - 2003 
      Advisor: Robert G. Griffin, Director, Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory 
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Postdoctoral Associate 
      1999 - 2001 
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Affiliations
    • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM): 2003 - Present
    • ISMRM, Molecular Imaging Study Group: 2005 - Present
    • Society for Molecular Imaging (SMI): 2005 - Present

Publications

For a list of Dr. Michael McMahon's most recent publications searched from the NIH's PubMed Database, please use this Search Link.