About Dr. Leevy

Dr. W. Matthew Leevy is currently a Research Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he serves as the Director of Biological Imaging within the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF). The Biological Imaging facilities include the In Vivo, Optical Microscopy, and Histology Cores.


Dr. Leevy earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Washington University in Saint Louis under the guidance of Dr. George Gokel, and did his post-doctoral work with Dr. Bradley Smith at the University of Notre Dame. Following his post-doc, Dr. Leevy spent a year with Carestream Health (now Bruker Biospin), an industry leader for in vivo imaging, before returning to Notre Dame to manage and direct the imaging cores. He is presently funded through a $1,500,000 imaging center inititive sponsored by Bruker. Dr. Leevy is also a Captain with 18 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve.

The Lab

Research in the Leevy lab is focused on the development of novel strategies with which to perform non-invasive in vivo imaging within a variety of biological systems. This is accomplished primarily through a workforce comprised of talented staff members and undergraduates. A point of pride within the Leevy lab is its status as one of the top research groups at Notre Dame for undergraduate co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications.