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Doyley Among Invited Speakers for IEEE IUS 2021

July 23, 2021

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2021 logoProfessor Marvin Doyley, along with colleagues from around the world, is an invited speaker at the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), which will take place virtually from September 11 - 16, 2021. Professor Doyley's presentation is titled "Elastographic imaging of tumor microenvironment." The abstract for his presentation, along with those of the other invited speakers, can be found here.

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"A Robust and Fast Method for 2-D Shear Wave Speed Calculation"

July 1, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Marvin Doyley and PhD candidate Reem Mislati on the publication of the journal article titled "A robust and fast method for 2-D shear wave speed calculation."  Dr. Hyoung-Ki Lee is first author of the manuscript which describes his work as a postdoctoral associate in Professor Doyley's lab. Dr. Lee is currently a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. Other co-authors include Donggeon Kong and Kiwan Choi of Samsung Electronics. This article appears in the July issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control and can be found here.

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NSF Awards REU Proposal Submitted by Doyley and Luo

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to PI Marvin Doyley and co-PI Jiebo Luo who received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for a 3-year REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. This REU site titled "Imaging in Medicine and Biology for Underrepresented Minorities" highlights a signature area of research strength at UR and will be able to draw mentors from the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, the Institute of Optics, the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and the Del Monte Institute of Neuroscience. The award demonstrates the unique research collaborations that are possible here because of the close proximity of our Medical Center to the River Campus and helps address a key priority to create a more diverse student body and learning environment, particularly in STEM fields. The REU centers around three key areas of research: ultrasonic imaging, computational imaging, and optical imaging. The program will also include a MATLAB programming boot camp that teaches students image processing techniques and will help students develop critical skills needed to be successful in STEM graduate education, such as Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) preparation, time management, and oral and written presentation skills. Ten students will be selected to participate annually in this opportunity, beginning in the summer of 2022.

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Black History Month Panel Discussion: "Experiences and Accomplishments of African Americans in Academia, Industry, and Research"

February 26, 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted a panel discussion titled “Experiences and Accomplishments of African Americans in Academia, Industry, and Research” on Friday, February 26, 2021 via Zoom. The panel discussion was moderated by Professor Marvin Doyley, and his fellow panel members were:

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"H-scan, shear wave, and bioluminescent assessment of the progression of pancreatic cancer metastases in the liver"

December 1, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Marvin Doyley on the publication of the journal article titled "H-scan, shear wave, and bioluminescent assessment of the progression of pancreatic cancer metastases in the liver."  Professor Doyley co-authored this article with first author Jihye Baek and Professor Kevin Parker, colleagues in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Other authors include former PIRL lab member Dr. Rifat Ahmed (Duke University), and Doctors Scott Gerber and Jian Ye of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Surgery. This article will appear in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and can be found here.

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"Parallel receive beamforming improves the performance of focused transmit based single track location shear wave elastography"

October 1, 2020

Congratulations to former lab member Dr. Rifat Ahmed and Professor Marvin Doyley on the publication of the journal article titled "Parallel receive beamforming improves the performance of focused transmit based single track location shear wave elastography."  This article appears in the October issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control and can be found here.

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"High-resolution ex vivo elastography to characterize tumor stromal heterogeneity in situ in pancreatic adenocarcinoma"

September 1, 2020

Congratulations to former lab member Dr. Hexuan (April) Wang and Professor Marvin Doyley on the publication of the journal article titled "High-resolution ex vivo elastography to characterize tumor stromal heterogeneity in situ in pancreatic adenocarcinoma."  This article appears in the September issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, describing results of research performed in collaboration with colleagues at Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School.  The article can be found here.

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Doyley Named ECE Chair

July 1, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Marvin Doyley who has been named chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Professor Doyley begins his three-year term on July 1, 2020 after having served as associate chair. He succeeds Professor Mark Bocko, who says “ Marvin is a great faculty colleague and over the years he has contributed tremendously to ECE’s research profile and teaching mission. He clearly already possesses the skills and energy to be a wonderful leader for our department and the University.” Many thanks to Professor Bocko for his many years of service, and to Professor Doyley for his leadership moving forward.

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"Preclinical imaging using single track location shear wave elastography: monitoring the progression of murine pancreatic tumor liver metastasis in vivo"

July 1, 2020

Congratulations to former lab member Dr. Rifat Ahmed and Professor Marvin Doyley on the publication of the journal article titled "Preclinical imaging using single track location shear wave elastography: monitoring the progression of murine pancreatic tumor liver metastasis in vivo."  This article appears in the July issue of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.  The paper was written in collaboration with Dr. Jian Ye, Dr. Scott Gerber, and Dr. David Linehan, from the URMC Department of Surgery.  The article can be found here.

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"Natriuretic Peptide Receptor 2 Locus Contributes to Carotid Remodeling"

May 18, 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Marvin Doyley on the publication of the journal article titled "Natriuretic peptide receptor 2 locus contributes to carotid remodeling."  The article appears in the May 18th issue of The Journal of the American Heart Association, and presents results of research conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center and at the University of California Los Angeles.  The article can be found here.

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Doyley Receives NIH Subaward

April 7, 2020

Professor Marvin Doyley has received a National Institutes of Health subaward from Dr. Jia Xun at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The project is titled "Multiparametric photoacoustic and ultrasonic imaging of the breast in cranial-caudal view" and the project period extends from 04/07/2020 to 12/31/2023. The goal of this project is to allow visualization of blood distribution and tissue stiffness in the breast, both associated with tissue malignancy. This multi-modal technique that combines light and sound will address current limitations in breast screening of high-risk and dense-breast patients. More information can be found here.

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Doyley Inducted as AIMBE Fellow

March 30, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Marvin Doyley who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education." Professor Doyley was inducted remotely as the AIMBE annual meeting and induction ceremony were canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns.

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Rifat Ahmed successfully defends his PhD thesis

March 17, 2020

Congratulations to Rifat Ahmed who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Shear Wave Elastographic Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Murine Models.”  Rifat's public defense took place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17, 2020, immediately followed by a closed-door defense session.  Rifat has been advised by Professor Marvin Doyley.  His PhD committee was chaired by Professor Mark Buckley (Biomedical Engineering); other committee members were Professor Kevin Parker (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and Professor Stephen McAleavey (Biomedical Engineering). Additional kudos to Rifat for navigating one of the first Zoom thesis defenses after the University's Covid-19 shutdown; he handled a challenging situation with professionalism and positivity. Again, many thanks to Rifat for his hard work and significant contributions to Professor Doyley’s Parametric Imaging Research Lab. We wish him well in his new position as a research scientist at Duke University.

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