Curriculum Vitae

(Updated: June 2013)

Jeffrey Robert Yager
14640 40th PL N 
Plymouth, MN 55446
612-615-9644
jryager@gmail.com



Education top^

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, (2013 Expected)
Dissertation Topic: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Advisor: Vincent Magnotta, PhD

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.S., Physics
Thesis: Near Infrared Photodiodes and LEDs for use in glucose sensing
Advisor: John Prineas, PhD

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
B.A., Physics
Liberal Arts Honors Program, Math and Computer Science Minors
Semester Abroad in Greece


Work History top^

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Department of Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Research Facility
Research Assistant, 08/2006 - Present

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Department of Physics
Optical Science and Technology Center
Research Assistant, 06/2005 - 08/2006

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Department of Physics
Teaching Assistant, 08/2004 - 05/2005


Projects top^

BrainCSI Software Tool
Lead Developer
http://www.nitrc.org/projects/braincsi/
  • Lead developer for a GUI software tool for neuroscience and psychiatry research. 
  • Programmed with C++ toolkits ITK, VTK, and KWWidgets. 
  • Implemented custom image processing algorithms (segmentation, registration, smoothing, etc) to analyze MR Spectroscopy data.  


Publications top^

White matter metabolite concentrations are associated with disease progression in patients with Huntington Disease (Accepted Summer 2013)
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 
J.R. Yager, Charles Gasparovic, Vincent A Magnotta, William Adams, Jess Fiedorowicz, Jane Paulsen, Ricardo Jorge, and Leigh J. Beglinger

Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy: Time Course of MRI Diffusion Changes
Aristides A Capizzano, Antonio Sanchez, Toshio Moritani, and Jeffrey Yager
Neurology 78(8):600, February 21, 2012

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Adult Cancer Patients with Delirium.
J.R. Yager, Magnotta, VA, Mills, JA, Vik, SM, Weckmann, MT, Capizzano, AA, Gingrich, R & Beglinger, LJ.
Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Volume 191, Issue 2, 28 February 2011, Pages 128-132

Leakage mechanisms and potential performance of molecular-beam epitaxially grown GaInAsSb 2.4 µm photodiode detectors
J.P. Prineas, J.R. Yager, S. Seyedmohamadi, J.T. Olesberg.
Journal of Applied Physics 103, 104511/1-9 (2008)

Cascaded active regions in 2.4 micron GaInAsSb light-emitting diodes for improved current efficiency
J.P. Prineas, J.T. Olesberg, J.R. Yager, C. Cao, M.H.M. Reddy.
Applied Physics Letters 89, 211108/1-3 (2006)

PIN versus PN homojunctions in GaInAsSb 2.0-2.5 micron mesa photodiodes
J.P. Prineas, J.R. Yager, J.T. Olesberg, S. Seydmohamadi, C. Cao, M. Reddy, C. Coretsopoulos, J.L. Hicks, T.F. Boggess, M. Santilli, and L.J. Olafsen
Proceedings of the SPIE 6119, 6119-03/1-8 (2006)

Optical microsensor for continuous glucose measurements in interstitial fluid
J.T. Olesberg, C. Cao, J.R. Yager, J.P. Prineas, C. Coretsopoulos, M.A. Arnold, L.J. Olafsen, M. Santilli
Proceedings of the SPIE 6094, 609403/1-10 (2006)


Presentations top^

Talks

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Adult Cancer Patients with Delirium
J.R. Yager, Magnotta, VA, Mills, JA, Vik, SM, Weckmann, MT, Capizzano, AA, Gingrich, R & Beglinger, LJ.
Talk, 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America. November/December, Chicago, IL,2010.

Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for in vivo Brain Imaging
J.R. Yager, V.A. Magnotta.
Talk, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar, University of Iowa September 2009

Enhancement of the D* of quaternary GaInAsSb 2.0-2.5 micron P-I-N detectors by light doping of the absorbing region 
J.R. Yager, J.P. Prineas, J. T. Olesberg, S. Seydmohamadi , C. Cao, M. Reddy, C. Coretsopoulos , J. L. Hicks, T.F. Boggess, M. Santilli, L.J. Olafsen.
Talk, Photonics West , San Jose , CA , 6119-03, 2006

Posters

White matter metabolite levels predict disease activity in patients with Huntington’s Disease
C. Gasprovic, V. Magnotta, J. Yager, W. Adams, A. Flynn, J. Fiedorowicz, R. Jorge, J. Paulsen, D. Langbehn, E. Danaraju, H. Chen, R. Thoma, and L. Beglinger
Poster, Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2010.

Increased choline measured with MR Spectroscopy in cancer patients with delirium
J.R. Yager, V.A. Magnotta, J.A. Mills, S.M. Vik, M.T. Weckmann, A.A. Capizzano, R. Gingrich, L.J. Beglinger.
Poster, James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa Graduate College March 2010

MR Spectroscopic Imaging Data Quantification Dependence on Magnetic Field Homogeneity
J.R. Yager, V.A. Magnotta
Poster, Engineering Research Open House, University of Iowa College of Engineering April 2009
Poster, Medical Research Open House, University of Iowa College of Engineering April 2009


Professional Affiliations and Activities top^

International Society of Magnetic Resonance In Medicine, Student Member, 2010-present

Radiological Society of North America, Member-in-Training, 2010-present

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member, 2011-present

Idea Pulse Programming School, Siemens Medical Solutions. Cary, North Carolina. November 2008


Awards top^

2nd Place in Biological & Health Sciences Division James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa Graduate College March 2010

RSNA Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging, 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America. November/December, Chicago, IL, 2010.


Civic Involvement top^

Iowa City-Coralville Hockey Association
Adult Hockey League Director, 09/2008 -08/2010

Assistant Coach, Youth Hockey, 03/2008 - 03/2009

Iowa City-Coralville Hockey Association
Head Coach, Youth Hockey, 09/2006 - 03/2008

Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS)
University of Iowa graduate student employee union
Member of Bargaining Committee, 05/2006 - 04/2007