The UC Riverside NSF Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) Program on
Video Bioinformatics



Contact Information

The IGERT Program
Winston Chung Hall Room 216
University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521-0425

Tel: (951)-827-3954

IGERT Resource Center
Bourns College of Engineering

Video Bioinformatics Edited Book 2013

Participating Ph.D. Programs:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Cell, Molecular and Development Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical & Environmental Engineering



Carissa Rodriguez

Carissa Rodriguez graduated from Wittenberg University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. She entered the Bioengineering program at the University of California Riverside in 2010 and joined the Neuroscience and Optical Imaging Research lab under the direction of Dr. Hyle Park. She worked in collaboration with Dr. Devin Binder's lab to develop a method for spatially resolved optical detection of cerebral edema, a condition that typically occurs due to pathologies such as traumatic brain injury and stroke using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Using the OCT image data she was able to extract optical properties of the tissue and spatially resolve areas in the brain that show a change due to the presence of edema.

Carissa recieved her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Califronia Riverside in 2015.
Link to Carissa's Ph.D. Dissertation

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The UC Riverside Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training Program in Video Bioinformatics
Last modified: 06/15/2016