Ronald Lynch, PhD


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(520) 626-2472
(520) 626-5051
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Dr. Lynch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Miami, and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Cincinnati. He began training in optical imaging and MR spectroscopy of cardiovascular and renal--from the region of the kidneys--metabolism in 1984 while at the NIH under the direction of Dr. Robert S. Balaban. In 1987 Dr. Lynch moved to a staff position in the Biomedical Imaging Group and Physiology Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in 1990 was recruited to the University of Arizona to develop a research program centered on the use and development of microscopic imaging and spectroscopy to study physiological problems. In 2000, Dr. Lynch was a visiting scientist at the NIH Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center with Dr. Alan Koretsky. 

Dr. Lynch is currently Chair of the Physiological Sciences Graduate Training Program, a member of the Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center and the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, and is co-PI on the NIH supported Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy training grant. As part of his duties in the Cancer Center, Dr. Lynch is director of a Cancer Core Imaging Facility. Dr Lynch also is the acting director of the Advanced Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging (ARIBI) at the University of Arizona.

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Clinical Information

Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Pancreatic Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Imaging
Member Status: 
Research Member
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University of Arizona
College of Medicine