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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 Biological Engineering is led by Bryn Martin. We conduct clinical translational research to investigate the pathophysiology of central nervous system (CNS) disorders and develop related medical technologies.


The mission of the NIML is to become a leading laboratory 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. Advanced MRI and ultrasound imaging and post-processing techniques
  3. Computational fluid dynamics simulation of biological flows
  4. Astronaut eye and brain biomechanics
  5. MRI-based Biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's
  6. Intrathecal drug and gene vector delivery and neuropheresis
  7. In vitro modeling
  8. Virtual reality for medical applications



Other Information



Date Announcement

Congratulations to BE faculty Bryn Martin on his collaboration with artist, Casey Doyle on their "Visualizing Science" project currently showing at The Prichard Art Gallery in Moscow, ID. [1]!


Congratulations to NIML Researchers Gabryel Conley and Tavara Freeman for being accepted to the University of Idaho's Grand Challenges Program!


Deadline to signup for the University of Idaho's Grand Challenges Program is September 16, 2016.


Congratulations to NIML student Mohammadreza Khani on his abstract acceptance to the International Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders Conference.


Congratulations to NIML student Lucas Sass on his recent interview in the Moscow-Pullman Daily news.


NIML welcomes our 2016 summer research students, Christina Gibbs, Joshua Pluid, Gabryel Conley, Tavara Freeman and Violet Gomm.


Dr. Bryn Martin, Brian Cleveley and Xing Tao received funding for their collaborative Vandal Ideas Project grant.


Congrats to ‪NIML researchers on their publication in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering!


Congratulations to NIML researchers their publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.