Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA 

Undergraduate: B.S. Mathematics, Southern Polytechnic State University 

Graduate Program: Physics and Astronomy

Jason completed his Ph.D. in Physics at UGA in 2011.  His is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.  He is currently working on two projects which focus on neuroimaging. The first studies aging in the macaque brain in order to find new biomarkers for aging and the second studies on estimating temperature in the brain after stroke. He attributes his success in the job market in large part to the interactions facilitated by his involvement as a Coverdell Fellow.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Faraco, C., Unsworth, N., Langley, J., Terry, D., Zhang, D., Liu, T., and Miller, S (2011).Complex span tasks and hippocampal recruitment during working memory. Neuroimage, 55(2):773-787.

Langley, J., Brice, R., and Zhao, Q (2010). A recursive approach to the moment-based phase unwrapping method. Applied Optics, 49(16):3096-3101.

Langley, J., Liu, W., Jordon, E.K., Frank, J.A., and Zhao, Q (2011). Quantification of SPIO nanoparticles in vivo using the finite perturber method. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 65(5):1461-1469.

Langley, J., Potter, W.M., Phipps, C., Feng, H., and Zhao, Q (2011). A self-reference PRF-shift MR thermometry method utilizing the phase gradient.Physics in Medicine and Biology,56(24): N307-N320.

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q (2009). A model-based phase unwrapping algorithm using Gegenbauer polynomials. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54(17):5237-5252.

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q (2012). Unwrapping MR phase maps with Chebyshev polynomials, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 27(9):1293-1301.

McCully, K., Turner, T., Langley, J., and Zhao, Q (2009). The reproducibility of measurements of intramuscular magnesium concentrations. Dynamic Medicine, 8:5.

Zhao, Q., Langley, J., Faraco, C., and Miller, LS (2009). Correction of susceptibility-induced distortion in diffusion tensor imaging with a moment-based phase unwrapping method. International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, 2(2):136-149.

Zhao, Q., Langley, J., Lee, S., and Liu, W (2011). Positive contrast technique for detection and quantification of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in magnetic resonance imaging. NMR in Biomedicine, 24(5): 464-472.

Abstracts / Conference Proceedings:

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. (October, 2010) Evaluation of a self-reference MR thermometry method based on the phase gradient. Poster presented at the MR Safety : RF Heating of the Human in MRI Workshop, Stillwater, MN

Wang, L., Langley, J., and Zhao, Q. Susceptibility quantification in MRI using modified conjugate gradient least square method. To be presented at SPIE Medical Imaging 2011, Orlando, FL, USA.

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q., A self-reference PRF MR thermometry method utilizing the phase gradient. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1-7, 2010, p. 1831

Langley, J., Jordan, E. K., Liu, W., Frank, J. A., and Zhao, Q.,Quantification of SPIO nanoparticles in vivo with phase gradient mapping.Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1-7, 2010, p. 1909

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. Unwrapping MR phase maps with Chebyshev moments, Proceedings of the 30th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Vancouver, BC, August 20-24, 2008, p. 4043-4046

Lee, S., Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. Phase gradient mapping (PGM) for positive contrast generation, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, US, April 18-24, 2009, p. 899

Langley J. and Zhao, Q. 3D phase unwrapping based on expansion in Chebyshev polynomials, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, US, April 18-24, 2009, p. 2914

Zhao, Q. and Langley, J. Probing the physiological activity on fMRI time series, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, CA, US, June 18-23, 2009, Poster Number 390

Faraco, C., Smith, D., Langley, J., Zhao, Q., and Miller, S. Mapping the working memory network using the OSPAN task, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, CA, US June 18-23, 2009, Poster Number 539

Langley, J. and Zhao, Q., Quantification of SPIO nanoparticles using phase gradient mapping. Accepted for presentation at the 31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Minneapolis, MN 

Honors:

2010 - UGA Graduate School Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

2010 - UGA Physics & Astronomy Kirkpatrick Award (Excellence in Graduate Student Research)