Dr Gary Cowin

NIF Facility Fellow

Centre for Advanced Imaging
gary.cowin@cai.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58378

Overview

Dr Gary Cowin is the Facility Fellow for the Queensland Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) as part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), based at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland.

Dr Cowin's research projects are:

  • Ultrahigh field magnetic resonance microimaging
  • Simultaneous dynamic MRI and PET imaging
  • Multimodal MRI/PET/CT imaging
  • Development of magnetic resonance techniques for non-invasive determination of liver steatosis and fibrosis
  • Monitoring changing fat distribution in diabetes and exercise trials
  • Spinal cord imaging research
  • Prostate research
  • Application of ultrahigh field MRI microimaging for tissue analysis
  • Molecular imaging of novel contrast agents by MRI and PET
  • MRI zebrafish brain atlas
  • Lung imaging with hyperpolarized Helium in humans and animals
  • Investigation of the effect of gradient non-linearity on image quality

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cowin, Gary, Leong, Lilly, Mardon, Karine, Janke, Andrew, Vegh, Viktor and Brereton, Ian (2015). Simultaneous MRI-PET bladder imaging of 18F-FDG and Gd-Magnevist. In: Australian Society for Molecular Imaging, Melbourne, Australia, (). December 2015.

  • Ruitenberg, Marc J., Brennan, Faith H., Gordon, Richard, Blomster, Linda V., Lao, Hong Wa, Cowin, Gary J., Taylor, Stephen M. and Woodruff, Trent M. (2014). Acute Antagonism of the Complement Anaphylatoxin Receptor C5Ar Improves the Outcome From Experimental Spinal Cord Injury. In: Abstracts from The 11th Symposium of the International Neurotrauma Society. 11th Symposium of the International-Neurotrauma-Society, Budapest, Hungary, (A26-A26). 19-23 March 2014.

  • Bourne, Roger, Power, Carl, Chatterjee, Aritrick, Cowin, Gary, Kurniawan, Nyoman and Watson, Geoffrey (2014). Distinctive Water Diffusion Properties of Epithelia May Be the Key to Better Cancer Imaging Techniques. In: Special Issue: Sydney Cancer Conference 2014. Sydney Cancer Conference 2014, University of Sydney, NSW Australia, (24-24). 26 November 2014. doi:10.1111/ajco.12282

  • Tse, B. W. C., Cowin, G. J., Soekmadji, C., Jovanovic, L., Vasireddy, R., Ling, M. T., Liu, M., Khatri, A., Thierry, B. and Russell, P. J. (2014). Enhancing MRI of prostate cancer using PSMA-targeting iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles. In: Abstracts of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (136-136). 16-19 March 2014.

  • Puttick, Simon, Stringer, Brett W., Day, Bryan W., Mardon, Karine, Cowin, Gary J., Fay, Michael, Thurecht, Kristofer J., Whittaker, Andrew K., Boyd, Andrew W. and Rose, Stephen (2014). EphA2 as a diagnostic imaging target in glioblastoma: A PET/MRI study. In: Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2014. 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), San Diego, CA United States, (). 05-09 April 2014. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2014-LB-12

  • Chachay, V. S., Martin, J. H., Prins, J. B., Whitehead, J. P., O'Moore-Sullivan, T. M., Lee, P., Franklin, M., Klein, K., Taylor, P. J., Ferguson, M., Coombes, J. S., Thomas, G. P., Cowin, G. J., Kirkpatrick, C. M. J., Macdonald, G. A. and Hickman, I. J. (2013). Investigating the clinical effect of resveratrol in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. In: Abstracts of the Australian Gastroenterology Week 2013. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (78-79). 7-9 October 2013. doi:10.1111/jgh.12365_5

  • Dahiya, Rachana, Cowin, Gary J., Yang, Zhengyi, Almestehi, May and Leong, Gary M. (2012). Effect of a 12-month lifestyle behavioral modification intervention on fat compartmentation in overweight and obese prepubertal children. In: Meeting Abstracts. ENDO 2012: The 94th Annual Meeting and Expo, Houston, TX, United States, (). 23-26 June 2012.

  • Kurniawan, N. D., Cowin, G., Collin, S. P. and Ullmann, J. F. (2011). High-resolution zebrafish white matter fibertracks. In: ISMRM 19th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. 19th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montréal, Québec, Canada, (). 7-13 May 2011.

  • Bourne, Roger, Kurniawan, Nyoman, Cowin, Gary, Sved, Paul and Watson, Geoff (2010). 16T diffusion tensor microimaging of prostate tissue ex vivo demonstrates diffusion compartmentation inferred from in vivo measurements. In: RSNA 2010 Scientific Informal (Poster) Presentations. 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2010), Chicago, IL, United States, (). 28 November – 3 December 2010.

  • Thompson, B. R., Cowin, G., Friese, M. E. J., Maillet, D., Wang, D., Eckert, J., Upham, J., Harris, G., King, G. and Thien, F. (2009). Analysis of ventilation heterogeneity (VH) with hyperpolarized helium magnetic resonance imaging (HPHeMRI) following inhaled methacholine (MCH) and mannitol (MNT) challenges in asthmatic subjects. In: Philip J. Thompson, Respirology. Special Issue: The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2009 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2009 Annual Scientific Meetings, Darwin, Australia, (A4-A4). 3–8 April 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01500_3.x

  • Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G., Kurniawan, N.D. and Collin, S.P. (2009). High-resolution magnetic resonance histology of the zebrafish brain: a 3D atlas and online database. In: Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting, Chicago Il, United States, (S147-S147). 17-21 October 2009.

  • McPherson, S., Cowin, G., O'Rourke, P., Volp, A., Horsfall, L., Burke, L., Jonsson, J., Clouston, A., Fawcett, J., Galloway, G., Benson, M. and Powell, E. (2009). Quantitation of Steatosis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) and Spectroscopy (Mrs) in Liver Disease: Effect of Hepatic Fibrosis. In: Journal of Hepatology. 44th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-the-Liver, Copenhagen Denmark, (S365-S366). Apr 22-26, 2009.

  • McPherson, S., Cowin, G., O'Rourke, P., Volp, A., Horsfall, L., Burke, L., Jonsson, J.R., Clouston, A., Fawcett, J., Galloway, G., Benson, M. and Powell, E. (2009). Quantitation of steatosis by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) in liver disease: effect of hepatic fibrosis and iron. In: Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Annual Meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Glasgow, Scotland, (A77-A78). 23-26 March 2009.

  • Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G., Barnes, A. and Collin, S.P. (2009). Three-dimensional, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the zebrafish brain. In: Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual meeting, Washington D. C., USA, (). 15-19 November 2008.

  • Ipavec-Levasseur, S., Byrne, N. M., Cowin, G., Hickman, I. J., O'Moore-Sullivan, T. M. and Prins, J. B. (2008). The effect of a lifestyle intervention on visceral fat, liver fat and intramyocellular lipids in obese men. In: International Journal of Obesity. 16th European Congress on Obesity, Geneva Switzerland, (S72-S72). May 14-17, 2008.

  • Foldi, Claire Jennifer, Cowin G, Kurniawan, Nyoman D., McGrath, John J., Eyles, Darryl and Burne, Thomas H.J. (2008). Advanced paternal age alters brain development and behaviour in C57BL/6J mice. In: Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart , Tasmania, (). 27-30 January, 2008.

  • Yang, Zhengyi, Zapotoczna, Aleksandra, Sasso, Giuseppe, Simpson, John, Cowin, Gary and Wang, Deming (2008). An approach to prostate segmentation on MR images. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition: 2008 Proceedings. ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada, (561-561). 3-9 May 2008.

  • Harms, L., Cowin, G., Eyles, D., Kurniawan, N., Mackay-Sim, A., McGrath, J. and Burne T. (2008). Developmental vitamin D deficiency alters the trajectory of brain growth but not the response to psychomimetics in C57BL/6J mice. In: Australian Nueroscience Society Annual Meeting. Australian Nueroscience Society Annual Meeting, Hobart; Australia, (). 27-30 Jan 2008.

  • Tieng, Quang M., Vegh, Viktor, Cowin, Gary J. and Yang, Zhengyi (2008). Fast parallel image reconstruction using smacker for functional magnetic resonance imaging. In: H. Benali, 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 2008. ISBI 2008. ISBI 2008. 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, Paris, France, (564-567). 14-17 May 2008. doi:10.1109/ISBI.2008.4541058

  • Ipavec-Levasseur, S., Byrne, N. M., Cowin, G., Hickman, I. J., O'Moore-Sullivan, T. M. and Prins, J. B. (2008). Obese men cannot utilise intramyocellular lipids or intrahepatic lipids during 1-hour of moderate intensity exercise. In: 16th European Congress on Obesity, Geneva, Switzerland, (S16-S16). 14-17 May 2008.

  • Vegh, V., Cowin, G. J. and Tieng, Q. M. (2008). Reduced parallel imaging motion artifacts using SMACKER relative sensitivity profiles. In: Abstract book, IEEE Dresden 2008: Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, 16th Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop. 2008 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and 16th Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, Dresden, Germany, (176-176). 19-25 October 2008.

  • Eadie, K., Bendall, E. R., McMahon, K. L., Cowin, G., de Zubicaray, G. I. and Catts, S. V. (2007). A neuropsychological and FMRI study of schizophrenia. In: 11th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, (516-516). 28 March-1 April, 2007. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbm004

  • Yang, Zhengyi, Simpson, John, Sasso, Giuseppe, Zapotoczna, Aleksandra, Cowin, Gary and Wang, Deming (2007). Prostate segmentation on MR images without endorectal coil. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB: 2007 Proceedings. Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB, Berlin, Germany, (627-627). 19-25 May 2007.

  • Barnes, A., Collin, S. P, Cowin, G. and Ullmann, J F P (2007). Sensory Input to the CNS in Fishes: A New Quantitative Methodology Using Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In: Society for Neuroscience 2007, San Diego, (). 5 - 7 November 2007.

  • Bendall, Emma, McMahon, Katie Louise, Eastburn, Matthew, Durbridge, Gail, Strudwick, Mark, Cowin, Gary and de Zubicaray, Greig (2006). Abnormal access to semantic representations during category generation in schizophrenia. In: fMRI Experience 8, Melbourne, Australia, (). 27-30 June, 2006.

  • Bendall, Emma R., McMahon, katie L., Eastburn, Matthew M., Eadie, Kathryn, Durbridge, Gail L., Strudwick, Mark W., Cowin, Gary J., De Zubicaray, Greig I. and Catts, Stanley (2006). Anterior temporal cortex activation during generation of novel category associates in schizophrenia. In: Neuroimage. Proceedings of: 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy, (S145-S145). 13-17 June, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.04.176

  • Wang, Deming, Chalk, Jonathan, deZubicaray, Greg, Rose, Stephen, Strudwick, Mark, Durbridge, Gail, Cowin, Gary, McMahon, Katie, McKinnon, David, Galloway, Graham and Doddrell, David (2006). Brain atrophy progression measured with structural in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. In: Anzmag 2006 : 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance. 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance, Murramarang National Park, N.S.W., (). 12-16 February 2006.

  • Cowin, Gary J., Weerasinghe, G., South, G., Tuck, A., Galloway, Graham J. and Brereton, Ian M. (2006). Contrast enhanced microimaging at 700 MHz. In: 45th Annual Meeting of the NMR Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, (). 22-24 October 2006.

  • Cowin, Gary J., Weerasinghe, G., South, S,, Tuck. A., Galloway, Graham J. and Brereton, Ian M. (2006). Contrast enhanced microimaging with Gd and Mn at 190 MHz and 700 MHz. In: Proceedings of: UWS Symposium and Workshop on NMR Imaging and Diffusion. UWS Symposium and Workshop on NMR Imaging and Diffusion, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 21-22 October 2006.

  • Stubbs, N. C., Hodges, P. W., Jeffcott, L. B., Cowin, G. J., Hodgson, D. R. and McGowan, C. M. (2006). Functional anatomy of the caudal thoracolumbar and lumbosacral spine in the horse. In: B. Essén-Gustavsson, E. Barrey, P. M. Lekeux and D. J. Marlin, Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement. Proceedings of: 7th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology. ICEEP 7: 7th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology: 7e conférence internationale de physiologie de l'exercicechez le cheval, Fontainebleau, France, (393-399). 26-31 August 2006.

  • Kurniawan, N. D., Fox , B., Rogers, F., Butler, T., Li, L., Wallace, R., Cowin, G., Rose, S., Coulson, E., Galloway, G., Bartlett, P. F. and Brereton, I. M. (2006). Magnetic resonance neuroimaging at 16.4T. In: UWS Symposium and Workshop on NMR Imaging and Diffusion, Sydney, Australia, (). 21-22 October 2006.

  • Bendall, E. R., McMahon, K. L., Eastburn, M. M., Eadie, K., Durbridge, G. L., Strudwick, M. W., Cowin, G., de Zubicaray, G. I. and Catts, S. V. (2006). Normal and anomalous classification of category exemplars in schizophrenia. In: Australasian Schizophrenia Conference 2006, Fremantle, Australia, (A127-A127). 21st - 23rd August, 2006.

  • Sinclair, K., Rose, S., Cowin, G., Burke, C. and Colditz, P. (2005). Brain responses to hypoxia in the intrauterine growth restricted piglet measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion weighted imaging. In: Robert P. Lisak, Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Abstracts of the XVIIIth World Congress of Neurology. XVIIIth World Congress of Neurology, Sydney, Australia, (S262-S262). 5-11 November 2005.

  • Stubbs, N. C., Hodges, P., Jeffcott, B., Cowin, G. J., Hodgson, D. R. and McGowan, C. M. (2005). Functional anatomy of the thoracolumbar and lumbosacral spine in the horse. In: Research Conference Proceedings 2005. Showcasing faculty research through our postgraduates, Gatton, Queensland, (13-13). 8th December, 2005.

  • Roybal, D. J., Dutton, R. A., Hayashi, K. M., de Zubicaray, G. I., ODowd, B. S., Chalk, J. B., McMahon, K. L., Cowin, G. J., Strudwick, M., Bryant, M. K., Doddrell, D. M. and Thompson, P. M. (2005). Mapping APOE4 and gender effects on hippocampal atrophic rates: A longitudinal MRI study of normal aging. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. American Geriatrics Society 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida, U.S., (S4-S5). 11-15 May, 2005.

  • Stubbs, N. C., Hodges, P., Connell,, Cowin, G. J. and McGowan, C. M. (2005). The morphology and biomechanics of the equine multifidus muscle. In: Research Conference Proceedings 2005. Showcasing Faculty research through our postgraduates, Gatton, qld, (6-6). 8th December 2005.

  • Wang, D., Rose, S., Cowin, G., Spooner, D., Barnes, D., Galloway, G., Doddrell, D. M., Chalk, J. B. and Semple, J. (2001). Regional rates of brain atrophy - Can they be used as a reliable tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease?. In: Joint 9Th Ifsa World Congress and 20Th Nafips International Conference, Proceedings, Vols. 1-5. 9th International Fuzzy Systems Association World Congress/20th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, International Conference, Vancouver Canada, (1985-1990). 25-28 July 2001.

  • Wang, D., Chalk, J. B., Rose, S. E., De Zubicaray, G. I., Galloway, G. J., Cowin, G. J., Semple, J. and Doddrell, D. M. (2000). Global and regional rates of brain atrophy in Alzheimer's Disease using structural MRI. In: Darren Mockler, John Crawford and Robin Morris, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment. Proceedings of: Quality Research in Dementia Conference. First International Quality Research in Dementia Conference, Westminster, London, U.K., (26-27). 19-22 November 2000.

  • Cowin, G. J., Guan, Z., Crozier, S. and Endre, Z. H. (2000). Magnetic resonance microscopy and angiography of the isolated perused rat kidney. In: Nephrology: Abstracts of the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology. Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane Convention Centre, (46-46). 3-5 March, 1999. doi:10.1046/j.1440-1797.2000.00051-20A1.x

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor