At the center of what we do:
SALT Lab centers around imaging sodium, adipose, and lymphatics using noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for translational research. Current research projects aim to relate tissue sodium to lymphatic clearance in understudied vascular diseases of lymphedema and lipedema. We are also evaluating potential radiologic screening tools for salt sensitive blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. SALT imaging developments are ongoing with the help of collaborators for preclinical and clinical applications at high-field 3T, 7T, 9.4T, and 15T MRI systems. The SALT Lab has greatly benefited from a diversity of education and social backgrounds. We strive to foster a welcoming and diverse lab culture that translates into innovation and inclusivity in research and healthcare.