Dr. Mitchell Albert is a pioneer and leader in the field of hyperpolarized (HP) and fluorinated gas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In 1994, Dr. Albert co-invented HP gas MR imaging and later received a U.S. Presidential Award for his work. Dr. Albert’s primary research focus is on applying HP xenon-129, HP helium-3, and fluorine-19 MRI to image ventilation function in the lungs and airways. In addition, his group has been developing HP xenon-129 functional MRI (xenon fMRI) of the brain in general and for monitoring cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. His group is also working on developing molecular MR imaging using HP xenon biosensors for early detection of lung cancer, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.