Dr. Yang and team receive $1.5M NIH R01 grant for development of imaging informatics tool

Dr. Lin Yang and his team were recently awarded with an impressive NIH R01 grant for the development and dissemination of an advanced Cloud-enabled imaging informatics tool – MuscleMiner. MuscleMiner will provide a complete suite of tools for automated image morphometric measurements, archiving, visualization, querying, searching, content-based image retrieval, and bioinformatics image mining. The goal of MuscleMiner is to offer a freely available and powerful tool to help all clinician and basic science muscle researchers in their daily work. Beyond fast, objective, reproducible, and automated morphometric measurements, the impact of MuscleMiner will be multiplied by laboratories using the content based image retrieval and visualization units, bioinformatics image mining unit, and Cloud-computing unit to deeply mine and fully utilize the rich information embedded in large collections of muscle images.  

Total amount: $1,575,936

Project time: 09/08/2014-07/31/2019

Congratulations Dr. Yang!