Curriculum Vitae (Updated: January 2011)

Jeffrey Robert Yager 
503 S. Van Buren St. Apt. 2
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-621-5814
jeffrey-yager@uiowa.edu

Education top^

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 
Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering,  2006 - Present
Dissertation Topic: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.S., Physics,  2007
Thesis: Near Infrared Photodiodes and LEDs for use in glucose sensing 

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
B.A., Physics, 2003

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

Publications top^

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. http://goo.gl/3XKhE

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

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^

Adult Hockey League Director, 09/2008 -08/2010 

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

Head Coach, Youth Hockey, 09/2006 - 03/2008

University of Iowa graduate student employee union
Member of Bargaining Committee, 05/2006 - 04/2007