Richard Bouchard received his B.S. degree in biomedical and electrical engineering and cultural anthropology from Duke University in 2004 and received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2010. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Dr. Bouchard is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Imaging Physics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he directs the Photoacoustic Imaging Research Lab and serves as Core Leader for ultrasound imaging in MD Anderson’s Small Animal Imaging Core Facility. His research interests include preclinical and clinical photoacoustic-ultrasonic imaging and ultrasound-based elasticity imaging.
Riley Watson received her B.S. degree in Nutrition with a minor in Genetics from Texas A&M University in 2022. She is currently working as a research assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center within the Photoacoustic Imaging Research lab. She plans to pursue a Ph.D., and her research interests include cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics,
and image-guided therapy.
Cayla Wood received her B.S. degree in Engineering Physics in 2014 and her M.S. degree in Applied Physics in 2015, both from Colorado School of Mines. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Physics in 2021 from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Wood is currently a Medical Physics Fellow in the Department of Imaging Physics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she is completing a residency in Imaging Physics and continuing her research in the Photoacoustic Imaging Research Lab. Her research interests include preclinical and clinical photoacoustic-ultrasonic imaging for diagnostics and therapy guidance.