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Dr Adrian Carpenter

Dr Adrian Carpenter

Reader in Imaging Sciences, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Director of MR, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

Director of Graduate Education, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Office Phone: (7)46461 office (3)38123


I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge, and went on to join Jim Staunton's group in the Department of Chemistry for my PhD.  This is where my passion for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance was kindled.  I was fortunate to join Laurie Hall's in vivo NMR lab 1986.  Joining the Wolfson Brain imaging Centre full time in 2000,  although I had been involved in the WBIC since its inception.

Departments and Institutes

Clinical Neurosciences:
Reader in Imaging Sciences
Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre:
Director of MR

Research Interests

My interests have always been on the hardware side of instrumentation,  and how that instrumentation can be used to answer biological questions.  Currently we are looking forward to the installation of a 7T scanner and a PET/MR scanner, and I am particularly interested in adapting conventional "NMR" experiments for use in humans on the 7T.  Most recently my group had developed and built a pre-clinical PET/MR scanner,  and we look forward to translating our findings on the research machine into human clinical research.

Key Publications

Evans, E., Buonincontri, G., Izquierdo, D., Methner, C., Hawkes, R. C., Ansorge, R. E., . . . Sawiak, S. J. (2015). Combining MRI with PET for partial volume correction improves image-derived input functions in mice.. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 62(3 Pt 1), 628-633. doi:10.1109/TNS.2015.2433897

Jalloh, I., Carpenter, K. L. H., Grice, P., Howe, D. J., Mason, A., Gallagher, C. N., . . . Hutchinson, P. J. (2015). Glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway after human traumatic brain injury: Microdialysis studies using 1,2-13C2 glucose. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 35(1), 111-120. doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2014.177

Hoffmann, M., Carpenter, T. A., Williams, G. B., & Sawiak, S. J. (2015). A survey of patient motion in disorders of consciousness and optimization of its retrospective correction.. Magn Reson Imaging, 33(3), 346-350. doi:10.1016/j.mri.2014.11.004

Buonincontri, G., Methner, C., Krieg, T., Carpenter, T. A., & Sawiak, S. J. (2014). Trajectory correction for free-breathing radial cine MRI.. Magn Reson Imaging, 32(7), 961-964. doi:10.1016/j.mri.2014.04.006

Buonincontri, G., Methner, C., Krieg, T., Carpenter, T. A., & Sawiak, S. J. (2014). Functional assessment of the mouse heart by MRI with a 1-min acquisition.. NMR Biomed, 27(6), 733-737. doi:10.1002/nbm.3116

Buonincontri, G., Wood, N. I., Puttick, S. G., Ward, A. O., Carpenter, T. A., Sawiak, S. J., & Morton, A. J. (2014). Right ventricular dysfunction in the R6/2 transgenic mouse model of Huntington's disease is unmasked by dobutamine.. J Huntingtons Dis, 3(1), 25-32. doi:10.3233/JHD-130083

Caprioli, D., Sawiak, S. J., Merlo, E., Theobald, D. E. H., Spoelder, M., Jupp, B., . . . Dalley, J. W. (2014). Gamma aminobutyric acidergic and neuronal structural markers in the nucleus accumbens core underlie Trait-like impulsive behavior. Biological Psychiatry, 75(2), 115-123. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.07.013

Alawneh, J. A., Moustafa, R. R., Marrapu, S. T., Jensen-Kondering, U., Morris, R. S., Jones, P. S., . . . Baron, J. C. (2014). Diffusion and perfusion correlates of the 18F-MISO PET lesion in acute stroke: pilot study.. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 41(4), 736-744. doi:10.1007/s00259-013-2581-x

Sawiak, S. J., Wood, N. I., Williams, G. B., Morton, A. J., & Carpenter, T. A. (2013). Voxel-based morphometry with templates and validation in a mouse model of Huntington's disease.. Magn Reson Imaging, 31(9), 1522-1531. doi:10.1016/j.mri.2013.06.001

Carrera, E., Jones, P. S., Morris, R. S., Alawneh, J., Hong, Y. T., Aigbirhio, F. I., . . . Baron, J. C. (2013). Is neural activation within the rescued penumbra impeded by selective neuronal loss?. Brain, 136(Pt 6), 1816-1829. doi:10.1093/brain/awt112

Caprioli, D., Hong, Y. T., Sawiak, S. J., Ferrari, V., Williamson, D. J., Jupp, B., . . . Dalley, J. W. (2013). Baseline-dependent effects of cocaine pre-exposure on impulsivity and D2/3 receptor availability in the rat striatum: possible relevance to the attention-deficit hyperactivity syndrome.. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38(8), 1460-1471. doi:10.1038/npp.2013.44