Pınar S. Özbay

Rank & Status: 

PhD, TÜBİTAK 2232 International Outstanding Researcher Fellow

PI, Multimodal Imaging & Physiology Laboratory 

  • 2016, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011, MSc, Computational Science and Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
  • 2009, BSc, Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • 2017 - 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Advanced MRI Section, Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, NIH, USA

  • 2013/06 - 09 Summer Internship

Medical Physics, University Hospital Jena, Germany

  • 2012 - 2016 PhD Fellow & Research Assistant

ETH Zurich (Biomedical Engineering) & University Hospital Zurich (Radiology)

  • 2010 - 2011 Student Assistant (Hiwi) & MSc thesis

Diagnostics and Biomedical Technologies Lab, Parallel Transmit group, GE Global Research Garching, Germany

  • 2009 - 2010 Student Assistant (Hiwi)

The Exelixis Lab Bioinformatics, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Research Areas: 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); Functional MRI; Electroencephalography (EEG); Multimodal neuroimaging; Systemic physiology (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory system); Cognitive neuroscience


Selected publications:

Picchioni D*, Özbay PS*, Hendrik M* C, de Zwart JA, van Gelderen P, Wang Y, Duyn J, Autonomic arousals contribute to brain fluid pulsations during sleep. Neuroimage. 2022 Apr 1;249:118888. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.118888 (*co-first authorship)

Duyn JH, Özbay PS, Chang C, Picchioni D, Physiological changes in sleep that affect fMRI inference. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 2020 33, 42-50.

Özbay PS, Chang C, Picchioni D, Mandelkow H, Chappel-Farley MG, van Gelderen P, de ZwartJA, Duyn JH, Sympathetic activity contributes to the fMRI signal. Commun. Biol. 2019 2:421.

Özbay PS, Chang C, Picchioni D, Mandelkow H, Moehlman TM, Chappel-Farley MG, van Gelderen P, de Zwart JA, Duyn JH, Contribution of Systemic Vascular Effects on White Matter BOLD fMRI Signal. NeuroImage 2018 Apr 25.10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.04.045.

Özbay PS, Stieb S, Rossi C, Riesterer O, Boss A, Weiss T, Kuhn FP, Pruessmann KP, Nanz D, Lesionmagnetic susceptibility response to hyperoxic challenge: a biomarker for malignant brain tumor microenvironment? Magn Reson Imaging 2018 Apr;47:147-153.

Özbay PS, Duerst Y, Wilm BJ, Pruessmann KP, Nanz D, Enhanced quantitative susceptibilitymapping (QSM) with real-time field control. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Feb;79(2):770-778.

Özbay PS, Deistung A, Feng X, Nanz D, Reichenbach JR, Schweser F, A comprehensive numerical analysis of background phase correction with SHARP. Phase Contrast & QSM Special Issue, NMR Biomed. 2016 Apr;30(4).

Özbay PS, Warnock G, Rossi C, Kuhn F, Akin B, Pruessmann KP, Nanz D, Probing neuronal activation by functional quantitative susceptibility mapping under a visual paradigm: a group level comparison with BOLD fMRI and PET. NeuroImage. 2016 Aug;15;137:52-60.

Özbay PS, Rossi C, Kocian R, Redle M, Boss A, Pruessmann KP, Nanz D, Effect of respiratory hyperoxic challenge on magnetic susceptibility in human brain assessed by quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). NMR Biomed. 2015 Dec; 28(12):1688-96

Related links: 

BME 598: Multimodal Brain Imaging