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Meet Our Students

Photo of Mayo Clinic Biomedical Engineering and Physiology Ph.D. students
  1. Eby, Sarah

    Biomechanics: Muscle stiffness

  2. Issa, Amine N., Ph.D.

    Physiology: Neurophysiology

  3. Song, Pengfei

    Biomedical imaging: Ultrasound shear elastography

Recent student accomplishments (2014)

November

  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Neuroscience 2014, Washington
    • Title: Evaluation of intramuscular interstitial fluid flow using fluorescent microspheres
  • Kay M. Pepin (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Workshop on Magnetic Resonance in Cancer: Challenges & Unmet Needs, Austin, Texas
    • Title: MR elastography in glioma: Feasibility and initial comparison with tumor grade

September

August

July

  • Paul T. Weavers (publication)
  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Title: Evaluation of intramuscular interstitial fluid flow using fluorescent microspheres
  • Elisabeth R. Jensen (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Title: Error analysis of cine phase contrast MRI velocity measurements used for strain calculation
  • Michelle E. Howard (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Minimum monitor unit effects on plan quality for multi-field optimized spot scanning proton therapy
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Use of an image-based material-decomposition algorithm for multi-energy CT to determine basis material densities
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Noncartesian MR imaging with integrated gradient non-linearity correction

June

May

  • Kay M. Pepin (publication)
  • Eric G. Stinson (publication)
  • Michelle E. Howard (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 53)
    • Title: Minimum monitor unit effects on plan quality for multi-field optimized spot scanning proton therapy
  • Pengfei Song (grant)
    • Organization: American Heart Association two-year postdoctoral fellowship
    • Work: Assessment of chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity for childhood cancer patients with ultrasound shear wave elastography
  • Elizabeth R. Vogel, M.D. (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California
    • Title: Moderate hyperoxia-induced extracellular matrix remodeling in developing human airway smooth muscle
  • Sushravya M. Raghunath (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California
    • Title: Independent quantitative computed tomography-based prediction of lung adenocarcinoma risk
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Measurement and correction of gradient nonlinearity by spherical harmonic fitting using the ADNI phantom
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Integrated image reconstruction and gradient nonlinearity correction
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation, awards)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: SNR and CNR comparison of single-echo Dixon and subtraction contrast-enhanced MR angiography
    • Award: ISMRM Merit Award — Summa Cum Laude (abstract score in top 3 percent of the subspecialty)
    • Award: Special trainee presentation, Cardiac MR Study Group
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Homodyne reconstruction for single-echo Dixon imaging

April

March

February

January

Recent student accomplishments (July-Dec. 2013)

December

November

  • Joshua D. Warner (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Cyst-parenchyma surface area: A new prognostic image feature for ADPKD
  • Bogdan Dzyubak (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Automated technique for hepatic MR elastography analysis: Comparison to skilled human interpretation
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Adaptive noise reduction of cardiac CT data by a partial temporal profile non-local means (PATEN) filter
    • Award: RSNA Trainee Research Prize

October

September

August

  • Pengfei Song (publication)
  • Bogdan Dzyubak (publication)
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Title: Noise reduction of 4D CT data by a modified non-local means filter
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: 25th International Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Angiography, New York
    • Title: SNR and CNR in subtraction and Dixon CE-MRA: Theory, phantoms, and in vivo measurements
    • Award: National Institutes of Health Young Investigator Stipend
  • Paul T. Weavers (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: 25th International Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Angiography, New York
    • Title: Optimal CAIPIRINHA patterns and acceleration apportionment applied to CE-MRA
    • Award: National Institutes of Health Young Investigator Stipend

July

  • Pengfei Song (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 2013 IEEE-UFFC Joint Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Title: Fast shear compounding using directional filtering and two-dimensional shear wave speed calculation