Grissom Lab Members

Grissom Lab 

Grissom Lab reunion at ISMRM 2019.
Left to Right: Chris Vaughn, Jun Ma, Anuj Sharma, Megan Poorman, Charlotte Sappo, Kristin Quah, Gabriella Gallego, and Jonathan Martin.

Grissom Lab 

The Grissom Lab in Summer 2018.
Front Row Left to Right: Huiwen Luo, Megan Poorman, Kristin Quah, Margerie Huet, Sumeeth Jonathan. Back Row Left to Right: Martin Ma, Xinqiang Yan, Charlotte Sappo, Will Grissom, Zhipeng Cao.

PI: Will Grissom, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

  • Sarah Garrow: Current, joined Fall 2021. Working on MR-guided robotic laser ablation and transcranial focused ultrasound.

  • Kristen Zarcone: Current, joined Fall 2021. Working on low-field MRI and magnetic particle imaging.

  • Abitha Srinivas: Current, joined Fall 2020. Working on Bloch-Siegert RF encoding.

  • Chris Vaughn: Current, joined Fall 2019. Working on SENF (pTx RF encoding + MR Fingerprinting).

  • Jonathan Martin: Current, joined Fall 2018. Working on RF pulse design.

  • Huiwen Luo: Current, joined Fall 2017. Working on optical FUS beam mapping.

  • Charlotte Sappo: Current, joined Fall 2017. Working on RF coils and hardware.

  • Sumeeth Jonathan: Current, joined Fall 2015. Working on transcranial FUS autofocusing.

  • Jun (Martin) Ma: Defended Spring 2020, joined Fall 2014. Currently at Stanford.

  • Megan Poorman: Defended July 2018, joined Fall 2014, did a postdoc at NIST in Boulder, now at Hyperfine.

  • Chris Hasselwander: Graduated (Masters) Spring 2016, currently an engineer at Stryker.

  • Julianna Ianni: Defended Fall 2017, currently a Deep Learning Engineer at Proscia.

  • Pooja Gaur: Defended Spring 2016, currently a postdoc in Kim Butts Pauly's group at Stanford.

  • Anuj Sharma: Defended Spring 2015, currently at ViewRay.


  • Matt Wilcox: Current, joined Fall 2020. Working on integrated FUS-RF coils for MR-guided neuromodulation, and on Bloch-Siegert RF encoding.

  • Xinqiang Yan: Former, joined 2014, now Vanderbilt Radiology faculty.

  • Zhipeng Cao: Former, joined 2013, now Vanderbilt Radiology faculty.

  • Marcin Jankiewicz: Former, currently a Research Officer and Lecturer at University of Cape Town.

Undergraduate Students

  • Heng Sun: Current, working on RF pulse design and SigPy.RF.

  • Antonio Glenn: Current, working on multi-coil shimming for MR-guided FUS.

  • Gabriela Gallego: Former, worked on RF coils and hardware

  • Kristin Quah: Former, went to grad school at Stanford U

  • Tianyi (Mason) Chen: Former, went to grad school at Johns Hopkins

  • Becca Weires: Former, went to law school at Stanford U

  • Yuxin (Annie Zhang): Former, went to grad school at U Wisconsin

  • Michael Kremer: Former, went to medical school at Tulane

  • Chris Hasselwander: Former, went to grad school at Vanderbilt