Kevin Bennett

Associate Professor

I have a broad interest in structural and functional microscopy and diagnostic imaging, wth a focus on molecular imaging . My lab develops new contrast agents and imaging strategies to sensitively detect physiological and cellular function with magnetic resonance imaging. Our current projects range from discovery science to translational medicine.



EDM 309


(808) 956-8241


(808) 956-4745

Academic Degrees

PhD, Biophysics

Research Interests

Molecular imaging, magnetic resonance, biophysics, magnetic nanomaterials, self assembly, physiology, kidney disease

Selected Publications

2014 Publications

M. Zhang, T. Wu, and K.M. Bennett. Small blob identification in medical images using regional features from optimum scale. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014. (In Press).

C. Qian, X. Yu, N. Pothayee, S. Dodd, N. Bouraoud, Y. Chen,  J. Murphy-Boesch, R.A. Star, K.M. Bennett, and A.P. Koretsky. Live nephron imaging by MRI.  AJP Renal Physiol. 2014. (In press).

S.C. Beeman, L. Cullen-McEwen, M. Zhang, T. Wu, E.J. Baldelomar, J. Dowling, J.R. Charlton, M.S. Forbes, A. Ng, Q-Z Wu, J.A. Armitage, V.G. Puelles, G.F. Egan, J.F. Bertram, K.M. Bennett. MRI-based glomerular morphology and pathology in whole human kidneys. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. , 2014. 306: F1381-F1390.

K.M. Bennett, J-I Jo, H. Cabral, B. Rumaiana, and I. Aoki. MR imaging techniques for nano-pathophysiology. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2014. 74C:75-94.

V. Clavijo Jordan ¸, E. Baldelomar, S.C. Beeman, and K.M. Bennett. Disruptive chemical doping in a ferritin-based iron oxide nanoparticle to decrease r2 and enhance detection with T1-weighted MRI. Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging. 2014.  9(4): 323-332. 

J.F. Bertram, L.A. Cullen-McEwen, G. Egan, N. Gretz, E. Baldelomar, S.C. Beeman, and K.M. Bennett. How and why we measure nephron number. Pediatric Nephrology. 2014. 29(4); 575-580.