Imperial College London

Dr Nicoleta Baxan

Central FacultyOffice of the Provost

MR Physicist







ICTEM buildingHammersmith Campus





Nicoleta is Manager and MR Physicist of the Biological Imaging Centre (BIC) led by Prof Lan Zhao. She joined Imperial College since the launching of the BIC in 2015. Nicoleta obtained her Ph.D. in MR Physics from Lyon 1 University, France, in 2008. She then completed a four-years postdoc in the Medical Physics department, at University Hospital Freiburg, Germany. After working in industry at Bruker BioSpin as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) Scientist, Nicoleta went back into research as the MR Physicist of the Biological Imaging Centre. Over the years, she has been focused on the medical  aspects of MRI, including cardiovascular, oncology and neuroscience imaging applications. Currently she is developing and applying novel multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging techniques to make progress in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.



Handa B, Li X, Baxan N, et al., 2021, Ventricular fibrillation mechanism and global fibrillatory organisation are determined by gap junction coupling and fibrosis pattern, Cardiovascular Research, Vol:117, ISSN:0008-6363, Pages:1078-1090

Tavana S, Masouros S, Baxan N, et al., 2021, The Effect of Degeneration on Internal Strains and the Mechanism of Failure in Human Intervertebral Discs Analyzed Using Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) and Ultra-High Field MRI, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-4185

Donat C, Yanez Lopez M, Sastre M, et al., 2021, From biomechanics to pathology: predicting axonal injury from patterns of strain after traumatic brain injury., Brain: a Journal of Neurology, Vol:144, ISSN:0006-8950, Pages:70-91

Forte E, Panahi M, Baxan N, et al., 2021, Type 2 MI induced by a single high dose of isoproterenol in C57BL/6J mice triggers a persistent adaptive immune response against the heart., J Cell Mol Med, Vol:25, Pages:229-243

Ries M, Watts H, Mota B, et al., 2020, Annexin-A1 restores cerebrovascular integrity concomitant with reduced amyloid-β and tau pathology, Brain: a Journal of Neurology, ISSN:0006-8950

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