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The Cornell Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility (CMRIF) is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to scientific research and is equipped with a GE Discovery MR750 3T whole-body MRI scanner. The CMRIF is a university-wide resource located on ground floor of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. MRI offers rich tissue contrasts without using ionizing radiation, making it ideally suited for various scientific studies including neuroscience, behavior science, biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, plant physiology, and basic physics and engineering 


The MVR facility is located on the ground floor of Martha Van Rensselaer (MVR) East Hall, G301.MVR Hall is currently under construction and access to the facility is limited to MVR east. The MRI facility has Cornell key card access however guests and research participants can be escorted into the facility by authorized personnel. All authorized key card access personnel have completed the required training components. Parking in the underground Forrest Home Garage is available for research participants. Additional pay parking can be found in the outdoor lot across from the Forrest Home Garage off of Forrest Home Drive.

Map of MRI location in Martha Van Renesselaer

From Bailey Hall, Ag Quad, Warren Hall:

Head towards the east side of MVR, go past the door marked MRI facility (this door is only accessible with Cornell card access). You will see a side door enter the side door and then the door on the right leads to the interior glass door that is marked Cornell MRI facility.

From the Forest Home Parking Garage:

On the first level (1L) of the Forrest home underground parking garage you will find two sets of elevators. Take the elevator that is central to the parking garage and has two entrances to the “T” Level, you are now in the Human Ecology Building.  Exit the elevator and turn left to follow the hallway until you reach a door that takes you outside to the courtyard. Walk through the courtyard and turn right to the entrance that is pointing towards East MVR. Once in East MVR turn right and go up the stairs to the ground floor, make a right and follow the hallway to the end. On the left you should see a glass door marked Cornell MRI facility. 

Facility Director:

Sumit Niogi (

Technical Director: 

Henning Voss (

MRI Technologist:

Mary Blomfield Brown (

Administrative Contact:

Molly Gheller (, Madjabi Castrejon (

Administrative Contact: 

Phone: 607-255-0306  Email:  

Building Address:  

Cornell MRI Facility
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca NY 14850  

Mailing Address:  

116 Reservoir Ave

G301 Cornell MRI Facility
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-4401