Dr. Riederer's laboratory provides career-advancing training for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows.


Those who are interested in a career in science are encouraged to apply to Mayo Clinic's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Prospective SURF applicants specifically interested in working in the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory should contact Dr. Riederer directly.

Graduate students

Dr. Riederer has served as the principal advisor for over two dozen trainees who have earned doctoral degrees with dissertation research in MRI. These students are generally enrolled in the Ph.D. Program's Biomedical Engineering and Physiology Track through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

  • Soudabeh Kargar, Ph.D. (2019)
    • Thesis: "Advances in Multi-Parametric Prostate MRI"
  • Eric G. Stinson, Ph.D. (2014)
    • Thesis: "Methods for Improving the Portrayal of Luminal Signal in Accelerated Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography"
  • Paul T. Weavers, Ph.D. (2014)
    • Thesis: "Acceleration Apportionment for Patient-Specific SENSE-Accelerated 3DFT MRI"
  • Casey P. Johnson, Ph.D. (2011)
    • Thesis: "Extended Field-of-View Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography of the Peripheral Vasculature With High Spatial and Temporal Resolution"
  • Petrice M. Mostardi Cogswell, M.D., Ph.D. (2011)
    • Thesis: "High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Neuro and Body Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography"
  • Ek Tsoon Tan, Ph.D. (2010)
    • Thesis: "Applications of Parallel Acquisition in 3D Inversion-Recovery Brain MRI"


Dr. Riederer also provides opportunities for research fellows in his lab.

  • Eric G. Stinson, Ph.D. (2015-2019)