Dr. Shungu received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1986, and trained as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University, at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, in developing novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) technologies for clinical and biomedical research applications. In 1993, Dr. Shungu joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City as an assistant professor of Radiology, where he continued to conduct innovative clinical and biomedical research in a variety of disorders, implementing advanced MRS and MRI techniques. In 2004, he accepted a position at Weill Medical of College Cornell University, where he is currently Professor of Radiology and Director of the Laboratory for Advanced MRS Research, whose focus is on the development and implementation of magnetic resonance techniques that have their principal application in the study of in vivo metabolic dysregulations that are associated human pathology. He is Principal Investigator and senior MRI Physicist on several sponsored multidisciplinary projects, implementing advanced MRI and multinuclear MRS techniques to investigate metabolic dysfunction in major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, mitochondrial disorders and the metabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and breast cancer. He is manuscript reviewer for a number of international journals on biomedical research and imaging, and a regular reviewer of grant applications for the NIH since 1997, including 4 years as a chartered member of the Biomedical Imaging Technology (BMIT) Study Section. He is a 2010 Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), who has also occupied leadership positions in other international scientific societies on biomedical imaging.