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Principal Investigator

Bruce M. Damon, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, 1999-2002

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

BS (cum laude), University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1987

Damon2Bruce Damon is a Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University and is a core faculty member of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. He uses in vivo imaging and spectroscopy to assess healthy and pathological human physiology, with focus on skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissues. He is the author or co-author of at least 60 published scientific works and is the Principal Investigator of two NIH R01 awards.  His contributions to science have been recognized with the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research and Biomedical Research Imaging (2014) and with fellowship in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2014) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2017). Highly involved Vanderbilt’s educational enterprise, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, directs the Chemical and Physical Biology PhD Program, and serves on numerous campus committees associated with undergraduate and graduate education. He has also been the principal mentor to more than 40 academic trainees at levels ranging from high school to junior faculty. He is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Physiology and has served on more than 40 grant review panels or other government advisory panels in the United States and abroad.

Bruce’s favorite website is the Mandolin Cafe, widely regarded as the internet home of mandolin-nerdiness.