Rheal A. Towner
Director of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Centre
University of Queensland
Dr. Towner has completed his PhD at the age of 33 years from the University of Guelph in Canada and postdoctoral studies from the University of Queensland in Australia. He is the director of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Center at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, a premier biomedical research institution. He has published more than 127 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as a charter member of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Molecular Imaging and Probe development (CMIP) study section, and an editorial board member of repute.
Research interest is on to develop the vivo MRI methods that can be used in the clinic as tools for tumor grading and to predict the extent of tissue injury from toxin exposure in human patients. Having the ability to use a non-invasive technique such as in vivo MRI in both the diagnosis and therapy of cancer, among other diseases, provides great benefit to both the patient and physician.