Kevin M. Bennett, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Research Centers:Biomedical MR Center
Kevin M. Bennett, PhD, is an associate professor of radiology and a principal investigator in the Biomedical MR Center for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Bennett is a biophysicist and engineer by training but has a broad interest in structural, functional and molecular imaging, and in physiology.
Bennett’s lab develops new contrast techniques, agents and analytical tools using a range of radiological imaging modalities aimed at detecting pathologies at the earliest possible stage. With these tools and their physician collaborators, Bennett Lab members perform basic scientific investigations to bring new technologies to the clinic through translational studies. Their most recent efforts have focused on providing in vivo maps of kidney structure and function at the scale of individual nephrons and linking observed changes in imaging to detect progression of kidney disease. The lab continues to work toward three-dimensional integration of imaging biomarkers derived from their tools, which are enhanced by data science collaborators on their team. The lab’s work has led to a number of new scientific, clinical and commercial initiatives supported by both private foundations and companies and the National Institutes of Health.
developing imaging tools to non-invasively measure kidney structure and function
Link to Publications
American Physiological Society
American Society of Nephrology
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine