Sean B. Fain

Ph.D.

Professor with tenure and Director of the Image Analysis Core Facility, MRI and CT Imaging

sfain@wisc.edu

608/263-0090

2488 WIMR II

Education

B.S., Geology, University of California, Davis, CA

B.S., Physics, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Ph.D., Biomedical Imaging and Biophysics, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Department Affilations

Medical Physics

Radiology

Biomedical Engineering

Positions

  • 1995-2000 – Research Assistant, Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, MN, Ph.D. Advisor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.
  • 2000-2002 – Post-doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Charles A. Mistretta, Ph.D., UW-Madison, WI
  • 2002-2007 – Assistant Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
  • 2008-2013 – Associate Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI
  • 2014-Present – Professor with tenure of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Lab Website
Pulmonary Imaging

Awards and Honors

  • 1989 – Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 1991 – Geological Sciences Department Fellowship, University of California – Santa Barbara
  • 1994 – Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant (UROP), University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • 1999 – Magna Cum Laude Citation for Exhibition Titled, “Carotid MRA: A Decade of Development,” 85th annual meeting of the RSNA
  • 2001 – National Cancer Institute/UW Radiological Sciences Post-Doctoral Training Grant
  • 2002 – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Student Travel Stipend
  • 2004 – Sandler Program for Asthma Research, Junior Investigator Award
  • 2005 – Image of the year ($10K), Concorde Systems User group, PET/MRI of inflammation and ventilation.
  • 2006 – Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Science Paper of 2005 published in Academic Radiology
  • 2007 – Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Engineering Research Award

Patents

  • U.S. Patent #6,459,264: issued October 1, 2002. Real-time embedded magnetic resonance fluoroscopy
  • U.S. Patent #6,201,986: issued March 13, 2001. Synchronized k-space sampling in magnetic resonance angiography.
  • U.S. Patent #6,198,960: issued March 6, 2001. Flip angle modulated magnetic resonance angiography.

Memberships

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science