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2016 Student Accomplishments

Devin O’Kelly Ralph Mason Lab - Entering Class 2015

  • Publications:
    • “Exploring a fluorescent blood pool agent in photoacoustic imaging” H. Zhou, J. Campbell, D. O'Kelly, J. Gerberich, R. P. Mason, SNMMI San Diego, June 2016  (J. Nucl. Med., 57 (supplement 2), 1214)
    • “Assessing Vascular Disruption in Tumors Using Photoacoustic Tomography and Multiparametric MRI”, S. O'Kelly, J. Campbell, J. Gerberich, R. Mason, P094 World Molecular Imaging Congress, New York, NY September 2016
    • “Assessing Combretestatin A-4-Phosphate with Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography as a Treatment for H1299 Lung Cancer”, L. Liu, J. Campbell, O'Kelly, H. Zhou, R. Mason, L. Zhang, IASLC Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 22 to 24, 2016 (J. Thoracic Oncol. 11 (11), S290-S291)
    • “Elasticity of Gas Challenge Response as an Indirect Measure of Vascular Quality”, O’Kelly, J. Campbell III, J. Gerberich, R. P. Mason, Tumor Microenvironment Workshop, Miami Beach Fl, April 2017

Cyonna Holmes – Peltz Lab – Fall 2013

  • Ford Foundation Fellowships Program 2017 Dissertation Competition – Honorable Mention

Ramraj Velmurugan – Sally Ward Lab – Entering Class of 2011

  • Poster award at the 2016 Texas Regional Immunology Conference in Houston (Nov 10-11). 
  • Publication 2016:
    • Velmurugan, R., Challa, D. K., Ram, S., Ober, R. J., and Ward, E. S. Macrophage-mediated trogocytosis leads to death of antibody-opsonized tumor cells. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 15(8).
  • Publications 2017:
    • Velmurugan, R., Chao, J., Ram, S., Ward, E. S., and Ober, R. J. Intensity-based axial localization approaches for multifocal plane microscopy. Optics Express, 25(4): 3394-3410, 2017.
    • Chao, J., Velmurugan, R., You, S., Kim, D., Ward, E. S., and Ober, R. J. Remote focusing multifocal plane microscopy for the imaging of 3D single molecule dynamics with cellular context. Proceedings of the SPIE, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXIV, 10070: 100700L, Feb. 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Pouriska Kivanany – Matthew Petroll Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • Received NIH training grant funding from the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science
  • Received National Eye Institute (NEI) Travel Grant for ARVO annual meeting
  • Publication:
    • Kivanany, PB, Grose, KC, and Petroll, WM. Temporal and spatial analysis of stromal cell and extracellular matrix patterning following lamellar keratectomy. Exp Eye Res, 2016.153: p. 56-64
  • Presentation:
    • Kivanany, PB, Weiss, B, Choi, E, Lam, K, Yönet-Tanyeri, N, Schmidtke, D, Petroll, WM. Cell Patterning in Native and Newly Formed Corneal ECM Post Lamellar Keratectomy. ARVO Annual Conference 2016. Seattle, WA, May 2016.

Zhongxu An – Changho Choi Lab – Entering Class of 2012

  • 2016 Educational travel stipend by International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
  • Presentations:
    • Z An, S Ganji, V Tiwari, M Pinho, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “1H Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging of 2-Hydroxyglutarate in Gliomas at 7T In Vivo.” ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, 2016.
    • Z An, S Ganji, V Tiwari, M Pinho, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “1H Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging of 2-Hydroxyglutarate in Gliomas at 7T In Vivo.” ISMRM MR Spectroscopy Study Group Meeting, Singapore, 2016.
    • Z An, S Ganji, V Tiwari, C Choi. “Novel Triple-Refocusing 1H MRS at 3T for Detection of GABA in Human Brain In Vivo.” ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, 2016.
    • Z An, S Ganji, V Tiwari, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “Translation of 2-Hydroxyglutarate MR Spectroscopy Into Clinics.” ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, 2016.
    • S Ganji, Z An, V Tiwari, M Pinho, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “Improvement of 2-Hydroxyglutarate Detectability Using Optimized Triple-Refocusing Difference Editing at 7T in Vivo.” ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, 2016.
    • V Tiwari, T Mashimo, S Ganji, Z An, K Hulsey, V Vemireddy, S Zhang, E Maher, R Bachoo, C Choi. “2HG Optimized PRESS MRS for Metabolic Profiling of IDH-Mutant Gliomas in Patient-Derived Orthotropic Mouse Model of Human Brain Tumor.” ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, 2016.
    • Z An, V Tiwari, S Ganji, C Choi. “Improved Triple-refocusing 1H MRS at 3T for detection of GABA and Glutamate in human brain in vivo.” 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of ISMRM, Honolulu, USA, 2017.
    • Z An, V Tiwari, S Ganji, M Pinho, B Mickey, E Pan, E Maher, C Choi  “In vivo 3D Metabolic Correlation Mapping using 1H Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging in IDH-mutant Gliomas at 3T .” 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of ISMRM, Honolulu, USA, 2017.
    • V Tiwari, Z An, S Ganji, C Choi. “Detection of 2-Hydroxyglutarate in IDH-Mutant Gliomas using TE-Averaged PRESS at 3T.” 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of ISMRM, Honolulu, USA, 2017.
    • V Tiwari, Z An, S Ganji, C Choi. “In-Vivo Regional detection of Gly in Human Brain: Implications in Glioma Patients at 3T.” 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of ISMRM, Honolulu, USA, 2017.
  • Publications:

    • Z An, S Ganji, V Tiwari, M Pinho, T Patel, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “Detection of 2-Hydroxyglutarate in Brain Tumors by Triple-Refocusing MRS at 3T In Vivo.” Magn Reson Med (online).
    • S Ganji, Z An, V Tiwari, S NcNeil, M Pinho, E Pan, B Mickey, E Maher, C Choi. “In vivo detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate in brain tumors by optimized point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) at 7T.” Magn Reson Med: 2017; 77:936-944
    • C Choi, J Raisanen, S Ganji, S Zhang, S McNeil, Z An, A Madan, K Hatanpaa, V Vemireddy, C Sheppard, D Oliver, K Hulsey, V Tiwari, T Mashimo, J Battiste, S Barnett, C Madden, T Patel, E Pan, C Malloy, B Mickey, R Bachoo, E Maher. “Prospective longitudinal analysis of 2-hydroxyglutarate MR spectroscopy identifies broad clinical utility for the management of IDH-mutant glioma patients.” J Clinical Oncology: 2016; 34:4030-4039.

Shu Zhang – Elena Vinogradov Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Travel Award
  • “Outstanding oral presentation” for the best basic science presentation at UT Southwestern Medical Center Radiology Research Day
  • Presentations:
    • 2016 Implementing single-shot quantitative CEST/T1ρ measurements using bSSFPX. The ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting, Singapore (2016).
    • 2016 CEST-mDixon for Breast Lesion Characterization at 3T. The ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting, Singapore (2016).
    • 2016 CEST-mDixon for Breast Lesion Characterization at 3T. UT Southwestern Medical Center Radiology Research Day (2016).
  • Abstracts
    • Zhang S, Lenkinski RE, Vinogradov E. Implementing single-shot quantitative CEST/T1ρ measurements using bSSFPX. In Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 24th Annual Meeting, Singapore (2016). 
    • Zhang S, Seiler S, Madhuranthakam AJ, Keupp J, Dimitrov IE, Lenkinski RE, Vinogradov E. CEST-mDixon for Breast Lesion Characterization at 3T. In Proceedings of the ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting, Singapore (2016).
  • Journal Articles
    • Zhang S, Liu Z, Grant A, Keupp J, Lenkinski RE, Vinogradov E. Balanced Steady-State Free Precession (bSSFP) from an effective field perspective: Application to the detection of chemical exchange
    • (bSSFPX). J Magn Reson 2017; 275:55-67.

Xinzeng Wang – Ananth Madhuranthakam Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, 24th annual meeting of ISMRM, Singapore
  • Travel award ISMRM to present original research in Singapore
  • Presentations:
    • 2016         B0 and B1 Insensitive Robust Fat Suppression using Frequency Offset Corrected Inversion (FOCI), 24th annual meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Singapore
    • 2016         Robust abdominal imaging with uniform fat suppression using Dixon based single shot turbo spin echo), 24th annual meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Singapore
    • 2016         MR Neurography of Brachial Plexus with Robust Fat and Blood Suppression at 3T, UT Southwestern Radiology’s 2016 Research Day
  • Abstracts:
    • Wang X, Greer JS, Dimitrov IE, and Madhuranthakam AJ. B0 and B1 Insensitive Robust Fat Suppression using Frequency Offset Corrected Inversion (FOCI). In Proc. of the 24th annual meeting of ISMRM, 2016, Singapore (Accepted for Oral Presentation)
    • Wang X, Greer JS, Pedrosa I, Rofsky NM, and Madhuranthakam AJ. Robust abdominal imaging with uniform fat suppression using Dixon based single shot turbo spin echo. In Proc. of the 24th annual meeting of ISMRM, 2016, Singapore (Accepted for Oral Presentation)
    • Wang X, Harrison CE, Mariappan YK, Gopalakrishnan K, Chhabra A, Lenkinski RE, and Madhuranthakam AJ. Volumetric Brachial Plexus Imaging at 3T with Dual-echo Dixon TSE: comparison against 3D STIR and 3D SPAIR. In Proc. of the 24th annual meeting of ISMRM, 2016, Singapore
    • Greer JS, Wang X, Pedrosa I, and Madhuranthakam AJ. Pulmonary Perfusion using pseudo-Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling. In Proc. of the 24th annual meeting of ISMRM, 2016, Singapore
  • Publications:
    • Wang X, Harrison C, Mariappan YK, Gopalakrishnan K, Chhabra A, Lenkinski RE, and Madhuranthakam AJ. MR Neurography of Brachial Plexus at 3.0 T with Robust Fat and Blood Suppression, Radiology (2016): 152842. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2016152842. PMID: 28005489

Dilip Challa  - Sally Ward Lab

  • Publication:
    • Dilip K. Challa, Wentao Mi , Su-Tang Lo, Raimund J. Ober, E. Sally Ward  *Antigen dynamics govern the induction of CD4þ T cell tolerance during autoimmunityJournal of Autoimmunity 72 (2016) 84e94

Yesenia Gonzalez – Xun Jia Lab – Entering Class of 2016

  • Presentation:
    • “Dose reduction in x-ray computed tomography via a deep-learning approach” won the forth place presentation award in the Young investigator symposium, Southwestern chapter of American Association of Physicists in Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.

2015 Student Accomplishments

Amy Goodfriend – Joe Forbess Lab – Entering Class of 2011

  • Presentation Award: First Place in Ph.D. Student Paper and Oral Presentation Competition at International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas
    Poster Award: Third Place in Poster Competition at International “Journey Through Science Day” co-sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences

Chensu Wang – Jinming Gao and Michael White Labs – Entering Class of 2011

  • Publication: Chensu Wang, Yiguang Wang, Yang Li, Brian Bodemann, Tian Zhao, Xinpeng Ma, Gang Huang, Zeping Hu, Ralph J. DeBerardinis, Michael A. White, and Jinming Gao. “A nanobuffer reporter library for fine-scale imaging and perturbation of endocytic organelles.” Nature Communications

Shu Zhang – Elena Vinogradav Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • Oral Presentation and Award – “Balanced Steady State Free precession (bSSFP) from an effective field perspective: application to the detection of exchange (bSSFPX).” International Society for Magnetic Resonance In Medicine, 23d scientific meeting and exhibition, Toronto, Canada, May 2015
  • Poster Presentation – “Saturation parameters influence on SAFARI performance,” International Society for Magnetic Resonance In Medicine, 23d scientific meeting and exhibition, Toronto, Canada, May 2015

Pouriska Kivanany – Mathew Petroll Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • Publication – Miron-Mendoza M, Graham E, Kivanany PB, Quiring J, Petroll WM. Fibrin-induced clustering and collective migration of corneal fibroblasts are not dependent on cell contractility. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56:2079-2090, 2015.
  • Publication – Petroll WM, Kivanany PB, Hagenasr D, Graham EK. Corneal fibroblast migration patterns during intrastromal wound healing correlate with ECM structure and alignment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2015

2014 Student Accomplishments

Amy Goodfriend – Joe Forbess Lab – Entering Class of 2011

  • External Fellowship – Carol and Robert Eberhart Fellowship

Chensu Wang – Jinming Gao and Michael White Labs – Entering Class of 2011

  • External Fellowship – Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Fellowship

Shu Zhang – Elena Vinogradav Lab – Entering Class of 2013

  • Poster Presentation – “Saturation parameters influence on SAFARI performance,” International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, 25th Meeting, Dallas, U.S.A., August 2014