Rolf Gruetter received his doctorate in Biophysics from ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), and joined the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota in 1994. His research has focused on the non-invasive study of brain biochemistry and activity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), especially at ultra-high magnetic fields. Widely regarded as one of the leaders in MRS research, Gruetter is the deputy editor for the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and also serves on the editorial board of the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Journal of Neuroscience Research. He has or continues to serve on a variety of national and international advisory committees, including the Scientific Program Committee of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Electronic Communications Committee of the American Society for Neurochemistry. Dr. Gruetter was awarded the Young Investigator Plenary Lectureship Award of the International Society for Neurochemistry. Dr. Gruetter's publication record includes over 50 scientific articles.