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Student Profiles

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 (2015)

November

  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting
    • Title: Feasibility of Basis Material Decomposition Using a Prototype Whole-Body Photon-Counting-Based CT System and a Living Swine Model

October

  • Shengzhen Tao (publication)
  • Daniel C. Mellema (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
    • Title: A High Frame-Rate and Low-Cost Elastography System by Generating Shear Waves Through Continuous Vibration of the Ultrasound Transducer
  • Maria A. Gonzalez (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Neuroscience 2015
    • Title: Mesoporous Silica-Supported Lipid Bilayer Nanoparticles Target Gene Transfer to Motoneurons
  • Obaid U. Khurram (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Neuroscience 2015
    • Title: Assessment of Diaphragm EMG Activity Recovery Following Upper Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (award)
    • Meeting: Biomedical Engineering Society
    • Award: 2015 BMES Travel Grant

September

  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentations)
    • Meeting: 27th Annual International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Angiography
    • Title: Compact 3T Scanner: Initial Experience with 80 mT/m, 700 T/m/s Gradients
    • Meeting: Mayo Clinic Delivery Science Summit 2015
    • Title: Compact 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System
  • Soudabeh Kargar (oral presentation; award)
    • Meeting: MR Angiography Working Group 2015
    • Title: Robust and Efficient Estimation of Optimum Perfusion Parameters in Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI of the Prostate
    • Award: MRA Meeting Travel Award
  • Johnathon M. Aho (grant)
    • Grant: NIH NHLBI T32 HL105355 — Interdisciplinary Training in Lung Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

August

July

June

May

  • Christina M. Webber (publication)
  • Shengzhen Tao (electronic presentations)
    • Meeting: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
    • Title: Closed-Form Solution Concomitant Field Correction Method for Echo Planar Imaging on Head-Only Asymmetric Gradient MRI System
    • Title: Non-Cartesian MR Image Reconstruction with Integrated Gradient Nonlinearity of Off Resonance Correction
    • Title: Partial Fourier Homodyne Reconstruction with Non-Iterative, Integrated Gradient Nonlinearity Correction
  • Kay M. Pepin (electronic poster)
    • Meeting: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
    • Title: Prediction of Treatment Response and Tumor Recurrence Using MR Elastography
  • James K. Trevathan (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium
    • Title: Computational Model of Stimulation-Evoked Dopamine Release in a Porcine Model of DBS
  • Elizabeth R. Vogel, M.D. (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society
    • Title: Mechanical Stretch Induces Remodeling of Developing Human Airway Smooth Muscle
  • Kirsten E. Coffman (poster/oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society
    • Title: Optimization of the Single Oxygen Tension, Single Breath Lung Diffusing Capacity for Carbon Monoxide/Nitric Oxide (DLCO/DLNO)
    • Meeting: American College of Sports Medicine
    • Title: Influence of Age and Fitness on Alveolar-Capillary Recruitment During Exercise

April

  • Kirsten E. Coffman (publication)
    • Journal: Women's Health
    • Title: Women-Specific Factors to Consider in Risk, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 53rd Annual Meeting
    • Title: Initial Experience with a Head-Only Asymmetric gradient System Utilizing 80 mT/m and 500 T/m/s
  • Kay M. Pepin (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society
    • Title: Noninvasive Characterization and Staging of Glioma with MR Elastography — A Pilot Study

March

  • Maria A. Gonzales (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Experimental Biology
    • Title: A Novel Approach to Target Motoneurons Using Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles
  • Obaid U. Khurram (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Experimental Biology
    • Title: Assessment of Diaphragm EMG Activity Recovery Following Upper Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Niccole S. Schaible (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Experimental Biology
    • Title: Stress Initiated in Cardiomyocytes During Hypothermia-Induced Rewarming Shock
  • Obaid U. Khurram (award)
    • Meeting: Experimental Biology
    • Award: Graduate Student Poster Prize — Respiration Section of the American Physiological Society
  • Elizabeth R. Vogel, M.D. (publication)

January

Recent student accomplishments (2014)

December

November

  • Sara Aristizabal (publication)
  • Sushravya M. Raghunath (publication)
  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Neuroscience 2014, Washington, D.C.
    • Title: Evaluation of Intramuscular Interstitial Fluid Flow Using Fluorescent Microspheres
  • James K. Trevathan (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: IEEE Brain Grand Challenges, Washington, D.C.
    • Title: Towards the Implementation of a Neurochemical-Based Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation Controller in a Porcine Model
  • Kay M. Pepin (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Workshop — Magnetic Resonance in Cancer: Challenges & Unmet Needs, Austin, Texas
    • Title: MR Elastography in Glioma: Feasibility and Initial Comparison with Tumor Grade

October

  • Christina M. Webber (publication)
    • Journal: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
    • Title: Thermal Conductivities of Commercially Available Prosthetic Materials
  • Soudabeh Kargar (publication)
    • Journal: American Journal of Neuroradiology
    • Title: Artery Length Sensitivity in Patient-Specific Cerebral Aneurysms Simulations

September

August

July

  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Title: Evaluation of Intramuscular Interstitial Fluid Flow Using Fluorescent Microspheres
  • Elisabeth 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: Non-Cartesian 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years)
    • Grant: 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 presentations)
    • 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
    • Title: Integrated Image Reconstruction and Gradient Nonlinearity Correction
  • Eric G. Stinson (awards; oral presentations)
    • 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
    • Title: Homodyne Reconstruction for Single-Echo Dixon Imaging
    • Award: ISMRM Merit Award — Summa Cum Laude (abstract score in top 3 percent of the subspecialty)
    • Award: Special Trainee Presentation at the Cardiac MR Study Group

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January