Senior Research Associate
Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Contact: Email: M McLean Tel.: + 44 (0)1223 256255
Mary McLean received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1989, summa cum laude, and a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge in 1994 on the topic of 13C-NMR tracer studies of brain metabolism. She worked as a postdoc in cancer imaging and spectroscopy at St George’s Hospital Medical School, and in flow imaging at Imperial College London, followed by a 10-year stint as a Senior RA and Honorary Lecturer in Physics at UCL, where she was the principal physicist for MR spectroscopy in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. During her last few years there she was also an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, collaborating on studies of neuropsychiatric disorders.
She returned to Cambridge in 2007 as a staff scientist in the newly-built Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, working with John Griffiths on a wide range of projects in cancer MR spectroscopy and imaging. Her recent focus has been molecular imaging of hyperpolarized 13C, deuterium, and sodium, working with PIs Ferdia Gallagher, Fiona Gilbert, Tomasz Matys and Tristan Barrett, among others.
Mary is a past member of the Executive Committee of the British Chapter of ISMRM and the Founding Editor of “Positive Spin”, the newsletter of the British MR research community. Archived issues can be found at: https://www.ismrm.org/chapters/british-chapter.