Weili Lin, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2012
For outstanding contributions to the development and translation of MR functional neuroimaging.

Lin Uses Imaging Technology to Chart Brain Development

Via UNC Gazette | September 2, 2011

Few people can say they have turned their favorite childhood hobby into a career. But Weili Lin still spends his days taking pictures, just as he did as a kid. Only now, the images he captures are of the developing brain, not rocks and dragonflies.

Lin, director of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), uses his passion for photography to devise innovative approaches to capture the body’s internal structures.

“There are so many different parameters you can play with, just like when you take pictures you can adjust the parameters to see things in a completely different way,” Lin said.