Team Members

Dr. Qihong Wang
Lab Manager

Adam Mendez
MS Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Darian Hadjiabadi
MS Candidate, Biomedical Engineering


Callie Deng

BS Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

George Anderson

Post-baccalaureate Program

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Gayatri Susarla

BS Candidate, Computer Science

Dr. Akanksha Bhargava

Postdoctoral Fellow


Victoria Fang

BS Candidate, Biomedical Engineering


Elysia Gao

BS Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Pathak Lab Alumni

  • Karissa Solt

  • Scott Lempka

  • Eunhye Park

  • Dr. Stephen McNutt

  • Stephanie Huang

  • Shahed Alam

  • Dr. Horatio Holzer

  • Greg Eckenrode

  • Dr. Rinda Troong

  • James Steinhart

  • Kristin Donato

  • Rashmi Basapur

  • Karen Hong

  • Kevin Rhie

  • Charlesa Plummer

  • Xiang Li

  • Meher Vijay

  • Leland Pung

  • Woo-Taek Lim

  • Stacy Gil

  • Daniel Levenson

  • Kareem Fakhoury

  • Meghana Kalavar

  • Malvi Hemani

  • Leena Doolabh

  • Dr. Abhishek Rege

  • Dr. Eugene Kim

  • Dr. Jana Cebulla

  • Hang Yu

  • Dr. David Bonekamp

  • Akash Premkumar

  • Syed Hussain

  • Manel Djeffal

  • Alice Zhou

  • Rebecca Pak

  • Namrata Batra

  • Stacy Gil

  • Julia Szewcj

  • Sheila Velagapudi

Great leaders become leaders to achieve something, not to be someone.
— The Leadership Hub

I received my BS in Industrial Electronics from the University of Poona, India and my PhD from the joint doctoral program in Functional Imaging between the Biophysics department at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During which time I was the recipient of a Whitaker Predoctoral Fellowship. Next, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Imaging Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I am currently Associate Professor of Radiology, Oncology and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Functional Visualization Laboratory in the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Our imaging research has been recognized by several awards and journal covers. These include the Bill Negendank Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) given to “outstanding young investigators in the field of cancer MR”, the Susan Komen Career Catalyst Award and the ISMRM's Outstanding Teacher Award.

E-mail: pathak AT mri DOT jhu DOT edu

PHILOSOPHY: I practice Plutarch’s maxim that “the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting”. I engage and galvanize my students to think for themselves. I believe that knowledge unaccompanied by action is merely ‘information’ and strive to impress upon students that they are uniquely positioned to make an impact on society-at-large. As a result, several have gone on to become physicians, researchers, educators, work for non-profits and start companies. My students continue to contribute to my growth as a mentor and are my greatest source of pride and joy.

True leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.
— Tom Peters