Enabling essential insights and advances through cross-disciplinary research and education in the field of magnetic resonance imaging
The purpose of the John S. Dunn, Sr.Gulf Coast Consortium for Magnetic Resonance (GCC MR) is to foster excellent cross-disciplinary research and education in the field of magnetic resonance and imaging, particularly in the Houston/Galveston geographical area.
We have increased substantially the capacity in this geographic region for both nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the addition of three specific pieces of equipment: two high-field NMR instruments and an MRI instrument targeted for small animal imaging.
The GCC MR serves as a means of building and maintaining a community of interest among researchers at member institutions, as well as building a robust infrastructure of magnetic resonance equipment. These techniques provide atomic insight and dynamic structure on one end of the spectrum and molecular detail in whole tissues and intact organisms at the other.
The GCC MR seeks to fulfill this mission through activities in three areas: education, communication, and research funding.