Oscar Benavides is a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering Department. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2018 with a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering where his undergraduate research focused on the development of optical imaging systems for small animal retinal imaging using multimodal optical coherence tomography and fluroescence confocal scanning laser opthalmoscopy. His current research is on the development of optical imaging systems for high-throughput volumetric screening of stem cells loaded onto microparticles.
Thesis Title: High-throughput 3D imaging for functional profiling of mesenchymal stem cells.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2018-present)
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2018)
OSA: Optics in the Life Sciences, Student Registration Award (2019)
Texas A&M University LSAMP Symposium, 3rd Place Poster Competition (2019)
Sao Paulo Biophotonics School, Student Travel Grant (2019)
NSF Texas A&M University Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship (2018)
Texas A&M University, College of Engineering Graduate Merit Fellowship (2018)
Texas A&M University, Enhancement Fellowship (2018)