Culver Named Distinguished Investigator

Joseph Culver, PhD, examines a wearable imaging device in the NeuroPhoto Lab in MIR's Biophotonics Research Center.

Joseph P. Culver, PhD, the Sherwood Moore Professor of Radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.

Culver’s work has been at the leading edge of functional and molecular biological imaging, particularly in leveraging noninvasive optical measurements and advancing diffuse optical tomography (DOT) technology. He and his team in the NeuroPhoto Lab develop neurophotonic technology for mapping brain function in humans and mouse models of disease. Culver also directs the Biophotonics Research Center and co-directs Washington University’s Imaging Sciences Pathway and its Imaging Sciences PhD program

Established in 2012, the Distinguished Investigator Award honors those who’ve made outstanding contributions to medical imaging and celebrates excellence in academic imaging research, especially those who achieved scientific excellence while still being involved in clinical care. Award recipients become members of the Council of Distinguished Investigators of the Academy.

The award will be presented at a ceremony held during the Radiological Society of North America’s 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.