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Recent Thesis Topics

2015

  • "The Effect of Hydrodynamic Environment on Periosteal Chondrogenesis," Michelle E. Taylor, Ph.D. (Mentor: Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.)

2014

  • "Quantitative Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Stiffness," Sarah Eby, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.)
  • "Image Analytics for Stratified Pulmonary Medicine," Sushravya M. Raghunath, Ph.D. (Mentor: Richard A. Robb, Ph.D.)
  • "Novel Techniques in Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography," Pengfei Song, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • "Methods for Improving the Portrayal of Luminal Signal in Accelerated Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography," Eric G. Stinson, Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • "Kidney Segmentation and Image Analysis in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease," Joshua D. Warner, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • "Acceleration Appointment for Patient-Specific SENSE-Accelerated 3DFT MRI," Paul T. Weavers, Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)

2013

  • "Digital Processing of Neurologic Images," Zachary S. Kelm, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • "Pulmonary Nodules on CT: Machine Learning for the Development and Assessment of Image Features Related to Malignancy Status," Ashlee M. Byrd, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • ''Ion Beam CT for Accurate Proton Therapy Treatment Planning,'' John P. Mullins, Ph.D. (Mentor: Michael G. Herman, Ph.D.)
  • ''Osteoporosis of the Human Spine and Vertebral Fracture Prediction: An Observational, Experimental and Modeling Approach,'' Hugo Giambini, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.)
  • ''High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Neuro and Body Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography,'' Petrice M. Mostardi, M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • ''Neuromotor Control of the Diaphragm Muscle,'' Yasin Baris Seven, Ph.D. (Mentor: Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.)

2012

  • ''Measurement of Kidney Viscoelasticity,'' Carolina Amador Carrascal, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • ''Epigenetic Regulation of Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging,'' David Asuzu, Ph.D. (Mentor: Tamas Ordog, M.D.)
  • ''Extended Field-of-View Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography of the Peripheral Vasculature with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution,'' Casey P. Johnson, Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • ''Neurotrophins in the Pulmonary Vasculature,'' Lucas W. Meuchel, Ph.D. (Mentor: Y. S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • ''Low Dose and Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Multidetector Row Computed Tomography,'' Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo, Ph.D. (Mentor: Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D.)

2011

  • "Ultrasound in the Study of Arterial Mechanical Properties and Waves," Miguel Bernal Restrepo, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • "Plasma Membrane Wounding in Alveolar Epithelial Cells — Interventions to Promote Wound Healing," Lindsay M. Godin, Ph.D. (Mentor: Rolf D. Hubmayr, M.D.)
  • "Quantitative Analysis of Synaptic Distribution at Motoneurons," Amine N. Issa, Ph.D. (Mentor: Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.)
  • "Compton Scatter Dose Reconstruction for Radiation Therapy," Daniel W. Mundy, Ph.D. (Mentor: Michael G. Herman, Ph.D.)
  • "A Noninvasive Method for Quantifying Viscoelasticity of the Left-Ventricular Myocardium Using Shearwave Dispersion Ultrasound Vibrometry (SDUV)," Ivan Z. Nenadic, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • "Estrogens in the Airway," Elizabeth A. Townsend, Ph.D. (Mentor: Y. S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.)
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