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Optical Radiology Laboratory (ORL)


Inema E. Orukari

Contact Information
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Campus Box 8225
4525 Scott Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-6942

Current Position
MD/Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering

MD, Washington University in St. Louis, ongoing
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, ongoing
B.S. Electrical Engineering, San Jose State University

Research Interests
Neuroimaging, Optical Imaging Instrumentation; Neuroengineering; Brain Tumors

Key Publications:
1. Janowski M, Jablonska A, Kozlowska H, Orukari I, Bernard S, Bulte JW, Lukomska B, Walczak P. Neonatal desensitization does not universally prevent xenograft rejection. Nature Methods, 2012 Sep; 9(9):856-8.
2. Gorelik M, Orukari I, Wang J, Galpoththawela S, Kim H, Levy M, Gilad AA, Bar-Shir A, Kerr DA, Levchenko A, Bulte JW, Walczak P. Use of MR cell tracking to evaluate targeting of glial precursor cells to inflammatory tissue by exploiting the very late antigen-4 docking receptor. Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1):175-85.
3.Oral Presentation: Orukari I, Gorelik, M, Wang J, Galpoththawela S, Kim H, Kerr DA, Levy M, Levchenko A, Bulte J, Walczak P. High-Efficiency Targeting of Glial Precursor Cells to Inflammatory Brain Lesions Using the VLA4-VCAM1 Cell Adhesion Pathway: Real-Time MR Monitoring of Instant Cell Engraftment. 2011 Annual Meeting  & Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2011

4. Cromer Berman SM, Kshitiz, Wang CJ, Orukari I, Levchenko A, Bulte JW, Walczak P. Cell motility of neural stem cells is reduced after SPIO-labeling, which is mitigated after exocytosis. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2013 Jan; 69(1):255-62.
5.  Kang X, Koenig M, Orukari I, Geocadin RG, Thakor NV. Assessment of post-cardiac-arrest somatosensory evoked potential in rats in Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Antalya, Turkey, 2009, pp. 609-613