Brad Sutton

1215D Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 217-244-5154

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Brad Sutton

Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Abel Bliss Faculty Scholar
Technical Director, Biomedical Imaging Center, Beckman Institute

Development and application of novel neuroimaging methods

My research is focused on developing novel methods to image structure and physiological function with magnetic resonance imaging. Application areas include functional neuroimaging, microvascular blood flow, and dynamic imaging of muscle function in speech.

Research Areas

Representative Publications

Gai J, Obeid N, Holtrop JL, Wu XL, Lam F, Fu M, Haldar JP, Hwu WM, Liang ZP, Sutton BP. More IMPATIENT: A Gridding-Accelerated Toeplitz-based Strategy for Non- Cartesian High-Resolution 3D MRI on GPUs. J Parallel Distrib Comput. 2013 May 1;73(5):686-697. PubMed PMID: 23682203; NIHMSID: NIHMS436846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3652469.

Johnson CL, McGarry MD, Van Houten EE, Weaver JB, Paulsen KD, Sutton BP, Georgiadis JG. Magnetic resonance elastography of the brain using multishot spiral readouts with self-navigated motion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Aug;70(2):404- 12. PubMed PMID: 23001771; NIHMSID: NIHMS399641; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3529970.

Spielberg JM, De Leon AA, Bredemeier K, Heller W, Engels AS, Warren SL, Crocker LD, Sutton BP, Miller GA. Anxiety type modulates immediate versus delayed engagement of attention-related brain regions. Brain Behav. 2013 Sep;3(5):532-51. PubMed PMID: 24392275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3869982.

McGarry M, Johnson CL, Sutton BP, Van Houten EE, Georgiadis JG, Weaver JB, Paulsen KD. Including spatial information in nonlinear inversion MR elastography using soft prior regularization. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2013 Oct;32(10):1901-9. PubMed PMID: 23797239; NIHMSID: NIHMS521809; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4107367.

Johnson CL, McGarry MD, Gharibans AA, Weaver JB, Paulsen KD, Wang H, Olivero WC, Sutton BP, Georgiadis JG. Local mechanical properties of white matter structures in the human brain. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 1;79:145-52. PubMed PMID: 23644001; NIHMSID: NIHMS474606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3676712.

Voss MW, Heo S, Prakash RS, Erickson KI, Alves H, Chaddock L, Szabo AN, Mailey EL, Wójcicki TR, White SM, Gothe N, McAuley E, Sutton BP, Kramer AF. The influence of aerobic fitness on cerebral white matter integrity and cognitive function in older adults: results of a one-year exercise intervention. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Nov;34(11):2972-85. PubMed PMID: 22674729; NIHMSID: NIHMS596779; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4096122.

Zimmerman B, Sutton BP, Low KA, Fletcher MA, Tan CH, Schneider-Garces N, Li Y, Ouyang C, Maclin EL, Gratton G, Fabiani M. Cardiorespiratory fitness mediates the effects of aging on cerebral blood flow. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014;6:59. PubMed PMID: 24778617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3985032.

Conrad MS, Sutton BP, Dilger RN, Johnson RW. An in vivo three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging-based averaged brain collection of the neonatal piglet (Sus scrofa). PLoS One. 2014;9(9):e107650. PubMed PMID: 25254955; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4177841.

Radlowski EC, Conrad MS, Lezmi S, Dilger RN, Sutton B, Larsen R, Johnson RW. A neonatal piglet model for investigating brain and cognitive development in small for gestational age human infants. PLoS One. 2014;9(3):e91951. PubMed PMID: 24637829; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3956804.

Fabiani M, Gordon BA, Maclin EL, Pearson MA, Brumback-Peltz CR, Low KA, McAuley E, Sutton BP, Kramer AF, Gratton G. Neurovascular coupling in normal aging: a combined optical, ERP and fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 15;85 Pt 1:592-607. PubMed PMID: 23664952; NIHMSID: NIHMS478792; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3791333.

Johnson CL, Holtrop JL, McGarry MD, Weaver JB, Paulsen KD, Georgiadis JG, Sutton BP. 3D multislab, multishot acquisition for fast, whole-brain MR elastography with high signal-to-noise efficiency. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):477-85. PubMed PMID: 24347237; NIHMSID: NIHMS543542; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4061282.

Ouyang C, Sutton BP. Regional perfusion imaging using pTILT. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jul;40(1):192-9. PubMed PMID: 24136816.

Perry JL, Sutton BP, Kuehn DP, Gamage JK. Using MRI for assessing velopharyngeal structures and function. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014 Jul;51(4):476-85. PubMed PMID: 23566261.

Holtrop JL, Loucks TM, Sosnoff JJ, Sutton BP. Investigating Age-related changes in fine motor control across different effectors and the impact of white matter integrity. Neuroimage. 2014 Aug 1;96:81-7. PubMed PMID: 24657352; NIHMSID: NIHMS578405; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4043873.

Fabiani M, Low KA, Tan CH, Zimmerman B, Fletcher MA, Schneider-Garces N, Maclin EL, Chiarelli AM, Sutton BP, Gratton G. Taking the pulse of aging: mapping pulse pressure and elasticity in cerebral arteries with optical methods. Psychophysiology. 2014 Nov;51(11):1072-88. PubMed PMID: 25100639.

Kaiser RH, Andrews-Hanna JR, Spielberg JM, Warren SL, Sutton BP, Miller GA, Heller W, Banich MT. Distracted and down: neural mechanisms of affective interference in subclinical depression. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2015 May;10(5):654-63. PubMed PMID: 25062838.

Wang H, Wang B, Jackson K, Miller CM, Hasadsri L, et al. A novel head-neck cooling device for concussion injury in contact sports. Translational Neuroscience. 2015; 6:20-31.

Mudd AT, Getty CM, Sutton BP, Dilger RN. Perinatal choline deficiency delays brain development and alters metabolite concentrations in the young pig. Nutr Neurosci. 2015 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26046479.

Motl RW, Pilutti LA, Hubbard EA, Wetter NC, Sosnoff JJ, Sutton BP. Cardiorespiratory fitness and its association with thalamic, hippocampal, and basal ganglia volumes in multiple sclerosis. Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Feb 26;7:661-6. (PMID: 25844320)

Motl RW, Hubbard EA, Sreekumar N, Wetter NC, Sutton BP, Pilutti LA, Sosnoff JJ, Benedict RH. Pallidal and caudate volumes correlate with walking function in multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Jul 15;354(1-2):33-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2015.04.041. Epub 2015 May 1. PubMed PMID: 25959979.

Klaren RE, Hubbard EA, Motl RW, Pilutti LA, Wetter NC, Sutton BP. Objectively Measured Physical Activity Is Associated with Brain Volumetric Measurements in Multiple Sclerosis. Behav Neurol. 2015;2015:482536. doi: 10.1155/2015/482536. Epub2015 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 26146460; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4471328.

Conrad MS, Sutton BP, Larsen R, Van Alstine WG, Johnson RW. Early postnatal respiratory viral infection induces structural and neurochemical changes in the neonatal piglet brain. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Aug;48:326-35. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.05.001. Epub 2015 May 9. PubMed PMID: 25967923; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4508213.

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