Dr. Pavithra Viswanath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco. The overarching goal of her research is to leverage tumor metabolism for the identification of novel, clinically translatable metabolic imaging biomarkers and therapeutic vulnerabilities for brain tumors. To this end, her research program utilizes advanced MRS/I methods, including 1H-, hyperpolarized 13C-, and deuterium MRS in cell and animal models for imaging oncogenic events in brain tumors. Dr. Viswanath received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She is the recipient of NIH R01, R21, P50 program project, Department of Defense, and philanthropic grants focused on brain tumor imaging and therapy.

Pavithra Viswanath