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Barjor Gimi, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Engineering (adjunct)
Director, Biomedical NMR Research Center


Bachelor of Arts (Physics), Lawrence University
Bachelor of Science (Mech. Engg.), Washington University
Doctor of Philosophy (Bioengineering), University of Illinois
Postdoc. Fellowship (Radiology), Johns Hopkins University

Contact Information:

Department of Radiology
Dartmouth Medical School
354W Borwell, One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: (603) 650-3925
Email: Barjor.Gimi@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

-Immunoprotective, nanoporous microdevices for cell therapy in cancer and diabetes
-Engineering cells to produce therapeutic biomolecules
-Optical imaging and MRI of the fate and function of engineered therapeutic cells
-Radio frequency microdetectors for MRI of single cells
-Assessing the efficacy of cancer therapy using vascular and metabolic MRI
-MRI methods for biomarkers in the progression and treatment of multiple sclerosis

Courses Taught:

Principles and Applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Selected Publications:


  • Barjor Gimi, Noriko Mori, Ellen Ackerstaff, Emma E. Frost, Jeff W.M. Bulte, Zaver M. Bhujwalla Noninvasive MR imaging of endothelial cell response to human breast cancer cells. Neoplasia Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 207-213, 2006

  • Barjor Gimi(1), Lara Leoni(1), Jose Oberholzer, Mark Braun, Jose Avila, Yong Wang, Tejal Desai, Lou Philipson, Richard L. Magin, Brian R. Roman Functional MR Microimaging of Pancreatic Beta Cell Activation. Cell Transplantation: The Regenerative Medicine Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 195-203, 2006

  • Jens Vogel-Claussen(1), Barjor Gimi(1), Dmitri Artemov and Zaver M. Bhujwalla Diffusion-weighted and macromolecular contrast enhanced MRI of tumor response to antivascular therapy with ZD6126. Cancer Biology and Therapy, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp 1469-1475, 2007

  • Ellen Ackerstaff, Barjor Gimi, Dmitri Artemov, Zaver M. Bhujwalla Anti-inflammatory Agent Indomethacin Reduces Invasion and Alters Metabolism in a Human Breast Cancer Cell Line. Neoplasia Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 222-235, 2007

  • Bhairav Patel, Barjor Gimi, Behroze Vachha, Satish Agadi and Korgun Koral Optic nerve and chiasm enlargement in a case of infantile Krabbe disease: quantitative comparison with 26 age-matched controls. Pediatric Radiology, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 697-699, 2008

  • Maria Mikhaylova, Noriko Mori, Flonné Wildes, Piotr Walczak, Barjor Gimi, and Zaver M. Bhujwalla Hypoxia increases breast cancer cell-induced lymphatic endothelial cell migration. Neoplasia, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 380-388, 2008

  • Korgun Koral, Lynn Gargan, Daniel C. Bowers, Barjor Gimi, Charles F. Timmons, Bradley Weprin, and NancyK. Rollins Imaging characteristics of atypical teratoid-rhabdoid tumor in children compared with medulloblastoma. American Journal of Roentgenology, Volume 190, Issue 3, pp 809-814, 2008

  • Korgun Koral, Rafal M. Kedzierski, Barjor Gimi, Ana Gomez, Nancy K. Rollins Subependymoma of the cerebellopontine angle and prepontine cistern in a 15-year-old adolescent boy. American Journal of Neuroradiology, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 190-191, 2008

  • Hong Song, Karineh Shahverdi, David L. Huso, Yuchuan Wang, James Fox, Robert F. Hobbs, Barjor Gimi, Kathleen Gabrielson, Martin Pomper, Benjamin Tsui, Zaver M. Bhujwalla, R. Todd Reilly and George Sgouros An immunotolerant HER-2/neu transgenic mouse model of metastatic breast cancer: Multimodality imaging and histopathological characterization. Clinical Cancer Research, Volume 14, Issue 19, pp 6116-6124, 2008

  • Tariq Shah, Flonne Wildes, Marie-France Penet, Paul T. Winnard Jr., Kristine Glunde, Dmitri Artemov, Ellen Ackerstaff, Barjor Gimi, Samata Kakkad, Venu Raman and Zaver M. Bhujwalla Choline kinase overexpression in breast cancer cells increases invasiveness and drug resistance. NMR in Biomedicine, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp. 633-642, 2010