Melissa Terpstra

Melissa Terpstra
Director of NextGen Imaging; Professor, Biological and Biomedical Engineering

NextGen Precision Health Institute
1101 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212


Melissa Terpstra is a professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering and a professor of radiology within the School of Medicine. Terpstra is also the director of the NextGen Imaging Facility. She has a PhD in medical physics and is an expert on uncovering tiny signals in magnetic resonance spectra (MRS) using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Full bio at