Research Instrumentation Scientist II
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc University of Jordan, MS University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD University of Utah
Research Areas: MRI, Neuroimaging, 3D Printing, Cardiac, Brain,
Dr. Osama Abdullah holds a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Utah in May 2016. His dissertation was titled "Interrogating the origin and behavior of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor scalar parameters in the myocardium." Before this, he completed his Master's degree in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in July 2007. His dissertation was titled "Diffusion-weighted imaging: application to human articular cartilage." Dr. Abdullah also holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan, which he obtained in February 2005. Dr. Abdullah is currently an MRI Physicist and Research Instrumentation Scientist II at the Brain Imaging Core lab of New York University Abu Dhabi since 2017. His research uses advanced multi-modal imaging techniques to study brain diseases, such as brain tumors, visual perception disorders, and multiple sclerosis.
Additionally, he develops image analysis tools and safety procedures for researchers. Before his current role, Dr. Abdullah was the manager of the small animal imaging core facility at the University of Utah between 2007-2017. Dr. Abdullah received numerous accolades for his outstanding research, including the inaugural Young Investigator Award, issued by the Department of Education and Knowledge (now ASPIRE) in January 2020, and the Summa Cum Laude Merit Award and the Magna Cum Laude Merit Award issued by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in May 2016 and May 2013, respectively. These awards highlight Dr. Abdullah's exceptional work in magnetic resonance imaging.