Optical Radiology Labs at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Inema E. Orukari

Inema E. Orukari

MD/Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
(314) 362-6942
orukarii@wusm.wustl.edu

Washington University School of Medicine
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
4515 McKinley Ave Room 2318
Campus Box 8225
St. Louis, MO 63110

Current Position

MD/Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering

Education
MD, Washington University in St. Louis, ongoing
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, ongoing
B.S. Electrical Engineering, San Jose State University

Research Interests
Neuroimaging, Optical Imaging Instrumentation; Neuroengineering; Brain Tumors

Key Publications:
1. Janowski M, Jablonska A, Kozlowska H, Orukari I, Bernard S, Bulte JW, Lukomska B, Walczak P. Neonatal desensitization does not universally prevent xenograft rejection. Nature Methods, 2012 Sep; 9(9):856-8.
2. Gorelik M, Orukari I, Wang J, Galpoththawela S, Kim H, Levy M, Gilad AA, Bar-Shir A, Kerr DA, Levchenko A, Bulte JW, Walczak P. Use of MR cell tracking to evaluate targeting of glial precursor cells to inflammatory tissue by exploiting the very late antigen-4 docking receptor. Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1):175-85.
3.Oral Presentation: Orukari I, Gorelik, M, Wang J, Galpoththawela S, Kim H, Kerr DA, Levy M, Levchenko A, Bulte J, Walczak P. High-Efficiency Targeting of Glial Precursor Cells to Inflammatory Brain Lesions Using the VLA4-VCAM1 Cell Adhesion Pathway: Real-Time MR Monitoring of Instant Cell Engraftment. 2011 Annual Meeting  & Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2011

4. Cromer Berman SM, Kshitiz, Wang CJ, Orukari I, Levchenko A, Bulte JW, Walczak P. Cell motility of neural stem cells is reduced after SPIO-labeling, which is mitigated after exocytosis. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2013 Jan; 69(1):255-62.
5.  Kang X, Koenig M, Orukari I, Geocadin RG, Thakor NV. Assessment of post-cardiac-arrest somatosensory evoked potential in rats in Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Antalya, Turkey, 2009, pp. 609-613

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