Assessing the Insides from the Outside 

by developing innovative quantitative MRI and NMR techniques for various translational and clinical applications 




Dr. Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja  
Assistant Professor 
ET321C Biomedical Engineering Department 
(901) 678-3772

Research interests:  
• Quantitative Imaging 
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
• NMR Spectroscopy 
• Image Processing & Analysis 
• Data Modeling & Extraction 
• Medical Imaging and Physics 
• Iron & Fat Quantification 
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, December 2017 
M.S in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, August 2010 
B.E in Biomedical Engineering, Osmania University College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India, June 2007 
Brief Research Summary and Biosketch: 
Dr. Tipirneni-Sajja is a biomedical engineer with expertise in developing accurate quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (NMR) methods for identifying biomarkers and enabling early diagnosis and treatment monitoring of various diseases.  She underwent pre- and post-doctoral training at Stanford Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she has made several significant contributions in developing and validating MRI techniques for various NIH-funded clinical trials and pilot studies in the areas of brain stroke and tumor assessment, kidney motion and function and liver iron overload and steatosis. She joined University of Memphis as an Assistant Professor in 2018 and has launched new educational and research opportunities in biomedical imaging as part of the biomedical engineering program at the University of Memphis. She has published 21 journal articles with 1300+ citations, 40+ conference abstracts and 1 book chapter in MRI and NMR fields. Beyond the scientific community, her work received public interest and has been featured in Memphis Daily News.  

ISMRM Merit Award, magna cum laude, ISMRM 22nd Scientific Meeting, 2014 
Educational Stipend, ISMRM Scientific Meeting, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017 
Graduate Stipend Enhancement Award, University of Memphis, 2013-2014 
Award for Merit, Academic excellence, Osmania University, 2007 
Best Project Award, Osmania University, 2007 
IDEA Pulse Programming Certification, Siemens Healthineers, 2018 
NETI 1B, National Effective Teaching Institute, ASEE, 2019 
Faculty Summer Institute Mastery Track, UM3D, University of Memphis, 2020