2020

Eric Yang, Ph.D 2020
Bioengineering
Rice University
Multimodal Optical Imaging for Improved Evaluation of Oral Premalignant Lesions

Mary Natoli, Ph.D. 2020
Bioengineering
Rice University
Isothermal Nucleic Acid Assays for the Detection of HIV Drug Resistance and Sickle Cell Disease

Brady Hunt, Ph.D. 2020
Bioengineering
Rice University
Diagnosing Cervical Neoplasia in Rural Brazil: Clinical Trial Outcomes and a Next-generation Point-of-care Imaging System

2019

Catherine Majors, Ph.D. 2019
Bioengineering
Rice University
Detecting Sepsis: Low-Cost, Point-of-Care Laboratory Tests for Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis in Low-Resource Settings

Sonia Parra, Ph.D. 2019
Bioengineering
Rice University
Development of Low-Cost Technologies for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Low-Resource Settings

2018

Pelham Keahey, Ph.D. 2018
Applied Physics
Rice University
Point of care imaging and lateral flow diagnostics for improving medical care in low resource setting

2017

Yubo Tang, Ph.D. 2017
Bioengineering
Rice University
Multi-scale optical imaging techniques for early cancer detection in the gastrointestinal tract

2016

Meaghan Bond, Ph.D. 2016
Bioengineering
Rice University
Measuring Hemoglobin: Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Anemia and Sickle Cell Disease in Low-Resource Settings

Jennifer Burnett, Ph.D. 2016
Applied Physics
Rice University
In vivo microscopy for the rapid, needle-free diagnosis of malaria and other blood-borne illnesses

Jessica Dobbs, Ph.D. 2016
Bioegineering
Rice University
High Resolution Optical Imaging Techniques for Rapid Assessment of Breast Cancer

Benjamin Grant, Ph.D. 2016
Bioengineering
Rice University
A Low Cost Diagnostic Platform for Early Cervical Cancer Detection

Timothy Quang, Ph.D. 2016
Bioengineering
Rice University
Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Modal Optical Imaging System for Early Identification of Oral Neoplasia

2015

Zachary Crannell, Ph.D. 2015
Bioengineering
Rice University
Development of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) assays to diagnose infectious diseases

Michael Cordray, Ph.D. 2015
Bioengineering
Rice University
The development of a low-resource appropriate diagnostic for the detection of malaria DNA

Anne Hellebust, Ph.D. 2015
Bioengineering
Rice University
Optical Contrast Agents to Distinguish Benign Inflammation from Neoplasia in Epithelial Tissue

Brittany Rohrman, Ph.D. 2015
Bioengineering
Rice University
Isothermal nucleic acid assays based on nucleic acid sequence based amplification (NASBA) and recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) for HIV-1 diagnosis and management in low resource settings

2013

Tefo Bubi, Ph.D. 2013
Bioengineering
Rice University
Multi-modal optical imaging for detection of cervical neoplasia

Dongsuk Shin, Ph.D. 2013
Bioengineering
Rice University
High-resolution microendoscopic imaging for quantitative diagnosis of esophageal neoplasia

2012

Nadhi Thekkek, Ph.D. 2012
Bioengineering
Rice University
Optical imaging techniques for the detection of esophageal neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus

2011

Kelsey Rosbach, Ph.D. 2011
Bioengineering
Rice University
Development and clinical testing of fluorescence contrast agents to detect oral cancer

2010

Richard Schwarz, Ph.D. 2010
Bioengineering
Rice University
Depth-sensitive optical spectroscopy for noninvasive diagnosis of oral neoplasia

Crystal Weber, Ph.D. 2010
Chemistry
Rice University
Model-based analysis of tissue reflectance and autofluorescence for improved cancer detection

2009

Timothy Muldoon, Ph.D. 2009
Bioengineering
Rice University
Imaging of deep tissues through a miniaturized optical probe

Mohammed Rahman, Ph.D. 2009
Bioengineering
Rice University
Low-cost optical imaging systems for early detection of oral cancer

Darren Roblyer, Ph.D. 2009
Bioengineering
Rice University
Multispectral digital imaging for detection of oral pre-cancer

Anne van de Ven, Ph.D. 2009
Bioengineering
Rice University
Biospecific contrast agents for pre-cancer detection

2008

Dawn Nida, Ph.D. 2008
Bioengineering
Rice University
Development of EGFR-targeted contrast agents for in vivo Applications

Sun Young Park, Ph.D. 2008
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Multispectral digital imaging for detection of cervical pre-cancer

Ina Pavlova, Ph.D. 2008
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Biospecific contrast agents for pre-cancer detection

2007

Alicia L. Carlson, Ph.D. 2007
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Confocal microscopy for pre-cancer detection

2006

Kristen Carlson, Ph.D. 2006
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Fiber optic, in vivo confocal microscopy for pre-cancer detection

Sonya Kumar, Ph.D. 2006
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
In vivo detection of intra-nuclear targets using gold nanoparticles- human papillomavirus

2005

Dizem Arifler, Ph.D. 2005
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Reflectance-based optical diagnosis of epithelial pre-cancer: modeling spectroscopic measurements, fiber-optic probe design considerations,
and analysis of tissue micro-optical properties

Nena Marin, Ph.D. 2005
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Bioinformatics of fluorescence spectroscopy data from multi-center clinical trials: in vivo diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

2004

Sung K. Chang, Ph.D. 2004
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Understanding the variations in fluorescence spectra in gynecologic tissue

Tom Collier, Ph.D. 2004
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Betsy Hsu, Ph.D. 2004
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Fluorescence contrast agents and spectroscopy for the early detection of oral cancer

Linda Nieman, Ph.D. 2004
Physics
The University of Texas at Austin
Early detection of curable precancerous lesions in the oral cavity using polarized reflectance spectroscopy

2003

Anne Clark, Ph.D. 2003
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Kung-Bin Sung, Ph.D. 2003
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Fiber optic confocal reflectance microscopy: in vivo detection of pre-cancerous lesions in epithelial tissue

2001

Rebekah Drezek, Ph.D. 2001
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
The biophysical origins of cervical tissue fluorescecne and reflectance spectra: modeling, measurements, and clinical implications

2000

Andres Zuluaga, Ph.D. 2000
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Contrast agents for tumor detection with optical coherence tomography

1999

Carrie Brookner, Ph.D. 1999
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

1997

Andrew Dunn, Ph.D. 1997
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Light scattering properties of cells

Colin Smithpeter, Ph.D. 1997
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Fiber optic confocal imaging for in vivo detection and diagnosis of pre-cancerous lesions

Youseph Yazdi, Ph.D. 1997
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Application of fluorescence and UV resonance Raman Spectroscopy to the diagnosis of neoplastic changes in cytological specimens

1996

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Ph.D. 1996
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy for diagnosis of cervical precancers

1995

Tony Durkin, Ph.D. 1995
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Quantitative fluorescence spectroscopy of turbid samples

Nirmala Ramanujam, Ph.D. 1995
Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Development of a detection technique for human cervical pre-cancer based on laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy

1994

Steve Warren, Ph.D. 1994
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin