Jiaxin Shao, Ph.D.

Jiaxin Shao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral scholar
Office 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B119
E-mail jshao AT mednet DOT ucla DOT edu
Web  Hu Lab



I have a broad interest in basic and translational magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research. My recent researches include myocardial T1 and T2 mapping, extracellular volume fraction and myocardial blood volume evaluation, lung region motion quantification by non-rigid image registration of 3D MRI. I have developed novel myocardial T1 mapping techniques to improve the T1 estimation accuracy, mitigate the image artifacts at higher field strength and for patients with implanted cardiac devices.


2016                   Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2016                    Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, Proc. ISMRM 2016, Singapore
2015 – 2016     Student Travel Awards from ISMRM
2013                    Hiwin excellent doctoral dissertation award (29 Doctoral dissertations awarded in China including Hong Kong and Taiwan)
2010                    TANDEM Scholarship supported by Erasmus Mundus for TANDEM program
2008                    Research Scholarship supported by China Welding Association
2003-05,07,11    Tsinghua University Scholarships

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

  1. Shao J, Rashid S, Renella P, Nguyen KL, Hu P. Myocardial T1 mapping for patients with implanted cardiac devices using wideband inversion recovery spoiled gradient echo readout. Magn. Reson. Med. 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26223. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Shao J, Rapacchi S, Nguyen KL, Hu P. Myocardial T1 mapping at 3.0 tesla using an inversion recovery spoiled gradient echo readout and Bloch equation simulation with slice profile correction (BLESSPC) T1 estimation algorithm. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 2016;43(2):414-425.
  3. Shao J, Nguyen KL, Natsuaki Y, Spottiswoode B, Hu P. Instantaneous signal loss simulation (InSiL): An improved algorithm for myocardial T1 mapping using the MOLLI sequence. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2015;41:721-729.
  4. Wang D, Shao J, Rapacchi S, Middione MJ, Ennis DB, Hu P. Phase contrast MRI with flow compensation view sharing. Magn. Reson. Med.2015; 73(2):505-513.
  5. Wang D, Shao J, Ennis DB, Hu P. Phase-Contrast MRI with Hybrid One- and Two-sided Flow-Encoding and Velocity Spectrum Separation. Magn. Reson. Med. 2016 Aug 9. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26366. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Nguyen K-L, Hu P, Ennis DB, Shao J, Pham KA, Chen JJ. Cardiac MRI: a Translational Imaging Tool for Characterizing Anthracycline-Induced Myocardial Remodeling. Curr. Oncol. Rep. 2016;18:48. doi: 10.1007/s11912-016-0533-x.

Source code of InSiL is available and the clean version of BLESSPC will be available soon. If you are interested in it, please don’t hesitate to send me an email with a brief introduction of yourself.

Full list of my paper @google scholar


I received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in Jul. 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Jan. 2012 from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. I have joined Dr. Hu’s lab as a postdoctoral scholar since Jul. 2012.


This page was updated on 9/2/2016.