Kristin Poole O'Grady, Ph.D.

Research Instructor

Faculty Appointments
Research Instructor in Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Engineering Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Office Address
AA1105 MCN (2310)
Research Description
Kristin O’Grady, Ph.D. is a biomedical engineer, imaging scientist and Research Instructor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She earned her B.S. in Engineering Science at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) under the mentorship of Seth Smith, Ph.D. Kristin was awarded an NRSA F32 postdoctoral fellowship by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2017-2018) to develop chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI methods to study cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2019 as Research Instructor. Her research is focused on developing quantitative MR methodologies including CEST and quantitative magnetization transfer for the brain and spinal cord, with the goal of better understanding the effects of biological sex on pathological changes associated with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
O'Grady KP, Dula AN, Lyttle BD, Thompson LM, Conrad BN, Box BA, McKeithan LJ, Pawate S, Bagnato F, Landman BA, Newhouse P, Smith SA. Glutamate-sensitive imaging and evaluation of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis. Mult. Scler [print-electronic]. 2018 Sep 9/19/2018; 1352458518799583. PMID: 30230400, DOI: 10.1177/1352458518799583, ISSN: 1477-0970.

O'Grady KP, Kavanaugh TE, Cho H, Ye H, Gupta MK, Madonna MC, Lee J, O'Brien CM, Skala MC, Hasty KA, Duvall CL. Drug-Free ROS Sponge Polymeric Microspheres Reduce Tissue Damage from Ischemic and Mechanical Injury. ACS Biomater Sci Eng [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr 4/9/2018; 4(4): 1251-64. PMID: 30349873, PMCID: PMC6195321, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00804, ISSN: 2373-9878.