Myriam Chaumeil, PhD

Assoc Professor In Residence
Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
+1 415 216-5634
Research Description: 

Myriam M. Chaumeil, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the departments of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also a research group leader in Metabolic Imaging of Neurological disorders, a core member of the UCSF/UC Berkeley BioEngineering Graduate Program, a core member of the UCSF Biomedical Science Graduate program, a core member of the UCSF PhD in Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program, and a faculty member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QBI).

Dr. Chaumeil's research focuses on developing and validating magnetic resonance (MR)-based imaging and spectroscopy methods for in vivo measurement of brain metabolism, in physiological and pathological conditions, in preclinical models and in patients. She has experience in studies of Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, cerebral small vascular diseases and CNS lymphoma. She has extensive internationally recognized expertise in MR metabolic imaging, particularly in state-of-the-art hyperpolarized 13C MRS method, and has a particular interest in expanding the use of this MR metabolic imaging method to the study of neurodegeneration with an ultimate goal of clinical translation.

Dr. Chaumeil concurrently obtained a Engineer Diploma - Physics Major - from the Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris (EPSCI) and a Master in Medical Imaging from the University of Paris XI/Orsay. She then received her PhD in medical imaging for her graduate work on developing innovative MR spectroscopy approaches for the study of brain metabolism. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF before joining the faculty in 2016.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Our research goal is to develop innovative, mechanism-driven magnetic resonance (MR) metabolic imaging methods for improved detection of neurological disorders and monitoring of therapy response.
Mentorship Development: 

12/19/19 ACRA: Setting training expectations for trainees on the academic career track


Featured Publications: 

Hyperpolarized 13 C magnetic resonance spectroscopy detects toxin-induced neuroinflammation in mice.

NMR in biomedicine

Le Page LM, Guglielmetti C, Najac CF, Tiret B, Chaumeil MM

In vivo metabolic imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Scientific reports

Guglielmetti C, Chou A, Krukowski K, Najac C, Feng X, Riparip LK, Rosi S, Chaumeil MM

Hyperpolarized 13C MR metabolic imaging can detect neuroinflammation in vivo in a multiple sclerosis murine model.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Guglielmetti C, Najac C, Didonna A, Van der Linden A, Ronen SM, Chaumeil MM

Non-invasive in vivo assessment of IDH1 mutational status in glioma.

Nature communications

Chaumeil MM, Larson PE, Yoshihara HA, Danforth OM, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ, Pieper RO, Phillips JJ, Ronen SM