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The University of Idaho NIML is located in Moscow, ID within the beautiful Palouse hills of the inland northwest!
MRI-based CFD simulation of CSF flow in a Chiari malformation patient by Soroush Pahlavian.
Computer simulation of intrathecal drug dispersion in the cervical spine of a nonhuman primate by Mohammadreza Khani.
A nonuniform deforming mesh simulation of cerebrospinal fluid flow in a non-human primate by Mohammadreza Khani.
Visualization of arachnoid trabeculae fibers with second harmonic generation (SHG), bright field and fluorescence with DAPI stain.
Pulsatile movement of cerebrospinal fluid around the spinal cord measured in an in vitro flow model by 4D Flow MRI.
Computational fluid dynamics simulation of CSF movement in the cervical spine by Soroush Pahlavian with spinal cord nerve roots and denticulate ligaments included.
3D printed eyeball and ocular nerve by Lucas Sass and Joshua Pluid.

Welcome to the NIML

The Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling Laboratory (NIML) at The University of Idaho Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is led by Dr. Bryn Martin. We conduct clinical translational research to investigate the pathophysiology of central nervous system (CNS) disorders and develop related medical technologies.


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The mission of the NIML is to become an internationally recognized leader in the study of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system in relation to neurological disorders and to contribute to the advancement of CSF related technologies through active transfer of our know-how to the clinic and to the medical technology sector. Our multidisciplinary team and collaborators includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, engineers, artists, biologists and medical device manufacturers. Current research focus areas include:

  1. CSF physiology, Chiari malformation & hydrocephalus
  2. Intrathecal drug delivery and CSF filtration (neurapheresis)
  3. Traumatic brain injury biomechanics
  4. Advanced MRI and ultrasound imaging and post-processing techniques
  5. Computational fluid dynamics simulation of biological flows
  6. Astronaut eye and brain biomechanics
  7. MRI-based Biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's
  8. In vitro modeling
  9. Virtual reality for medical applications


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