Nimit L. Patel
Research Associate II at Leidos Biomedical Research Inc
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Area of Expertise:
Preclinical Imaging , Optical imaging , fluorescence/Bioluminescence , Photacoustic/Ultraosound imaging , Biodistribution , PET/CT
Profile Summary

SUMMARY OF SKILLS
 9 years of experience in areas of multimodal preclinical imaging techniques and analysis, animal handling, and cancer research
 Expert in preclinical optical and ultrasound imaging techniques
 Extensive knowledge of in-vivo drug testing and animal model development
 Knowledge of cancer research methods and protocols, computerized analysis of data and advanced statistics
 Energetic self-starter with excellent analytical, communication, organizational, documentation skills

WORK EXPERIENCE
 Research preclinical optical imaging techniques and analysis procedures to support the efforts of Frederick National Laboratory for cancer research
 Assist and train researchers for imaging experiments
 Maintain optical imaging laboratory and equipment in state of operational readiness
 Monitor/manage data transfer
 Work to improve imaging and data analysis capabilities
 Assist in preparation of animal research protocols and in maintenance of imaging facility in compliance with pertinent state and federal regulations

HONORS AND ACCOLADES
 Member of “Tau Beta Pi Engineer Honor Society”
 Member of “National Scholar Honor Society”
 “Pay It Forward Scholarship” - sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington (2007-2008)
 University Gold medal for securing highest grades in an academic year (2005)
Publications (4)

SPIE Journal Paper | April 9, 2012
JBO Vol. 17 Issue 04
KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, Luminescence, Cancer, Magnesium, Absorbance, Optical spheres, Oncology, Absorption, Optical imaging, Tissue optics

SPIE Journal Paper | January 1, 2010
JBO Vol. 15 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Reflectivity, Tissues, Tissue optics, Capillaries, Photons, Cameras, Monte Carlo methods, Spatial resolution, Continuous wave operation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 23, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7161, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V
KEYWORDS: Optical imaging, Tumors, Tissues, Surgery, Cameras, Reflectivity, Prostate, Prostate cancer, In vivo imaging, Tissue optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 12, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7174, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VIII
KEYWORDS: Visualization, Tissues, Cameras, Capillaries, Photons, Reflectivity, Monte Carlo methods, Spatial resolution, Tissue optics

Course Instructor
NON-SPIE: Preclinical Bioluminescence imaging
Train NIH PIs/Post-docs/Research staff on basic principles of Bioluminescence imaging, animal handling and in-vivo/ex-vivo imaging protocols.
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