Allen Wuming Song

Allen Wuming Song

Professor in Radiology

External Address: 
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Davison 414, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Brain Imaging and Analysis Ctr, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710


The research in our lab is concerned with advancing structural and functional MRI methodologies (e.g. fast and high-resolution imaging techniques) for human brain imaging. We also aim to improve our understanding of functional brain signals, including spatiotemporal characterizations of the blood oxygenation level dependent contrast and alternative contrast mechanisms that are more directly linked to the neuronal activities. Additional effort is invested in applying and validating the developed methods to study human functional neuroanatomy.

Education & Training

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Tenure Track, Radiology, Emory University 1997 - 1999

  • Visiting Fellow, Laboratory Of Brain And Cognition, National Institutes of Health 1996 - 1996

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin 1995

Selected Grants

Oncogenic Signaling Networks awarded by Department of Defense (Co Investigator). 2012 to 2020

Integrative modeling and dynamic prediction of Alzheimer's disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping of Iron Accumulation in Neurocognitive Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2017 to 2020

MRI & Data Analysis Services for Durham VAMC - 60 MIN awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

MRI & Data Analysis Services for Durham VAMC - 90 MIN awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Training in Medical Imaging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2003 to 2020

Integrated RF/shim body coil array for MRI with localized shimming awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2017 to 2020

The Modulatory Role of Reward on Attentional Brain Processes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2006 to 2019

High-Resolution Diffusion Weighted MRI awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019


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