Stuart Berr, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging; Biomedical
BS, Chemistry, Grinnell College, 1977
PhD, Physical Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 1986
University of Virginia
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Research
Fontaine Research Park
480 Ray C. Hunt Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Our laboratory is involved with developing magnetic resonance (MR)
techniques as a tool for basic biomedical research. We have developed
noninvasive, non-contrast-enhanced methods for imaging blood perfusion,
demonstrated to be effective in imaging blood flow to the kidneys,
lungs, heart, and brain in humans. We were also the first to
demonstrate the feasibility of imaging the lung using hydrogen-based MR
We have also been developing micro-imaging techniques for the study
of the heart and vascular system in mice and rats. This project has
been particularly challenging due to the high spatial and temporal
imaging of tumor associated macrophages using mannose coated (64)Cu
liposomes. Locke LW, Mayo MW, Yoo AD, Williams MB, Berr SS.
Biomaterials. 2012 Jul 26. [Epub
ahead of print]
intervention in peripheral artery disease improves calf muscle
phosphocreatine recovery kinetics: a pilot study. West AM, Anderson
JD, Epstein FH, Meyer CH, Hagspiel KD, Berr SS, Harthun NL,
Weltman AL, Annex BH, Kramer CM. Vasc Med. 2012
angiotensin II type 2 receptor agonist does not attenuate
postmyocardial infarction left ventricular remodeling in mice.
Jehle AB, Xu Y, Dimaria JM, French BA, Epstein FH, Berr SS, Roy
RJ, Kemp BA, Carey RM, Kramer CM. J Cardiovasc
Pharmacol. 2012 Apr;59(4):363-8.
lipoprotein lowering does not improve calf muscle perfusion,
energetics, or exercise performance in peripheral arterial disease.
West AM, Anderson JD, Epstein FH, Meyer CH, Wang H, Hagspiel KD,
Berr SS, Harthun NL, Weltman AL, Dimaria JM, Hunter JR,
Christopher JM, Kramer CM. J Am Coll
Cardiol. 2011 Aug 30;58(10):1068-76.
Quantification of Lung Inflammation with Image-Derived Blood Input
Function in Mice. Locke LW, Williams MB, Fairchild KD, Zhong M,
Kundu BK, Berr SS. Int J Mol
Imaging. 2011; 2011: 356730. Epub 2011 Dec 10.