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

Integrated Parallel Reception, Excitation, and Bo Shimming awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 1992 to 2018

Path Toward MRI with Direct Sensitivity to Neuro-Electro-Magnetic Oscillations awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Motion-immune neuro and body MRI for challenging patient populations awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2014 to 2018

Imaging of Intrinsic Connectivity Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2018

Magnetic resonance imaging with inherent local shimming awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

FAST- MAS Phase 2A awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2013 to 2017

MRI & Data Analysis Services for MIRECC awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Neural circuits that regulate social motivation awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017


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Truong, Trong-Kha, et al. “Cortical depth dependence of the diffusion anisotropy in the human cortical gray matter in vivo.Plos One, vol. 9, no. 3, 2014, p. e91424. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091424. Full Text