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Durr, Nicholas

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
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  • Ph.D. 2010, UNIV TEXAS AUSTIN*
  • Master of Science 2007, Univ Texas Austin*
  • Bachelor of Science 2003, Univ of California Berkeley


Journal Articles
  • Chen H, Polisetty TS, Zhu K, Phan BN, Durr NJ, Tian J, Mahoney NR (2019).  A quantitative analysis of factors influencing lower lid retraction and involutional ectropion.  Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.  Elsevier.  72.  137--171.
  • Surtees B, Young S, Hu Y, Wang G, McChesney E, Kuroki G, Acree P, Thomas S, Blair T, Rastogi S, others (2018).  Validation of a low-cost, carbon dioxide-based cryoablation system for percutaneous tumor ablation.  bioRxiv.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  454413.
  • Zhang HK, Kim Y, Lin M, Paredes M, Kannan K, Moghekar A, Durr NJ, Boctor EM (2018).  Toward dynamic lumbar puncture guidance using needle-based single-element ultrasound imaging.  Journal of Medical Imaging.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  5.  021224.
  • Mahmood F, Chen R, Sudarsky S, Yu D, Durr NJ (2018).  Deep Learning with Cinematic Rendering-Fine-Tuning Deep Neural Networks Using Photorealistic Medical Images.  Physics in Medicine & Biology.  IOP Publishing.  63.  185012.
  • Lohmeier J, Christy J, Chiang E, Barnes K, Cai S, Chen C, Subramanya A, Chaurasia A, Rosen A, Vora P, others (2018).  Viability of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Grafts Folded in the Eye Bank.  Cornea.  LWW.  37.  1474--1477.
  • Manbachi, Amir; Kreamer-Tonin, Katlin; Walch, Philipp; Gamo, Nao J; Khoshakhlagh, Parastoo; Zhang, Yu Shrike; Montague, Charles; Acharya, Soumyadipta; Logsdon, Elizabeth A; Allen, Robert H (2018).  Starting a Medical Technology Venture as a Young Academic Innovator or Student Entrepreneur.  Annals of biomedical engineering.  46(1).  1-13.
  • Chen R, Mahmood F, Yuille A, Durr NJ (2018).  Rethinking monocular depth estimation with adversarial training.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1808.07528.
  • Woods RW, Camp MS, Durr NJ, Harvey SC (2018).  A Review of Options for Localization of Axillary Lymph Nodes in the Treatment of Invasive Breast Cancer.  Academic radiology.  Elsevier.
  • Mahmood F, Borders D, Chen R, McKay GN, Salimian KJ, Baras A, Durr NJ (2018).  Deep Adversarial Training for Multi-Organ Nuclei Segmentation in Histopathology Images.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.00236.
  • Bobrow TL, Mahmood F, Inserni M, Durr NJ (2018).  DeepLSR: Deep learning approach for laser speckle reduction.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.10039.
  • Mahmood F, Xu W, Durr NJ, Johnson JW, Yuille A (2018).  Structured Prediction using cGANs with Fusion Discriminator.
  • Mahmood F, Durr NJ (2018).  Deep learning and conditional random fields-based depth estimation and topographical reconstruction from conventional endoscopy.  Medical Image Analysis.  Elsevier.
  • Mahmood F, Yang Z, Ashley T, Durr NJ (2018).  Multimodal Densenet.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.07407.
  • McKay GN, Mahmood F, Durr NJ (2018).  Large dynamic range autorefraction with a low-cost diffuser wavefront sensor.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1812.11611.
  • Barnes K, Chiang E, Chen C, Lohmeier J, Christy J, Chaurasia A, Rosen A, Vora P, Cai S, Subramanya A, others (2018).  Comparison of Tri-folded and Scroll-Based Graft Viability in Preloaded Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty..  Cornea.
  • Mahmood F, Chen R, Durr NJ (2018).  Unsupervised Reverse Domain Adaptation for Synthetic Medical Images via Adversarial Training.  IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.  IEEE.
  • Durr NJ, Dave SR, Lim D, Joseph S, Ravilla TD, Lage E (2018).  Quality of eyeglass prescriptions from a low-cost wavefront autorefractor evaluated in rural India: results of a 708-participant field study.  bioRxiv.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  390625.
  • Durr NJ, Dave SR, Lim D, Mahadevan R, Ravilla S, Joseph S, Ravilla TD, Lage E (2017).  Clinical validation of a novel wavefront autorefractor in a base hospital and vision center in rural India.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  58.  1139--1139.
  • Stone DU, Eberhart C, Vizcaino A, Surtees B, Lee S, Durr N (2017).  Evaluating ex-vivo ocular treatment depth from a low-cost, reusable, CO2-based cryotherapy system.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  58.  3364--3364.
  • Borglin J, Wang D, Durr NJ, Hanstorp D, Ben-Yakar A, Ericson MB (2017).  Annular beam shaping in multiphoton microscopy to reduce out-of-focus background.  International Journal of Spectroscopy.  Hindawi.  2017.
  • Yildirim M, Durr N, Ben-Yakar A (2015).  Tripling the maximum imaging depth with third-harmonic generation microscopy.  Journal of biomedical optics.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  20.  096013.
  • Lage E, Garcia E, Dave S, Ramirez MC, Garcia LM, Alba NA, Lim D, Dorronsoro C, Marcos S, Durr N (2015).  Visual acuity evaluation with refractions prescribed by a novel low-cost wavefront aberrometer.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  56.  3570--3570.
  • Durr NJ, Dave SR, Vera-Diaz FA, Lim D, Dorronsoro C, Marcos S, Thorn F, Lage E (2015).  Design and clinical evaluation of a handheld wavefront autorefractor.  Optometry and Vision Science.  LWW.  92.  1140--1147.
  • Durr NJ, Gonz'alez G, Parot V (2014).  3D imaging techniques for improved colonoscopy.  Expert Review of Medical Devices.  11.
  • Durr NJ, Dave S, Lage E, Marcos S, Thorn F, Lim D (2014).  From Unseen to Seen: Tackling the Global Burden of Uncorrected Refractive Errors.  Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering.  Annual Reviews.  16.
  • Durr NJ, Parot VJ, Traverso G, Puricelli WP, Vakoc BJ, Nishioka NS, Gonzalez G (2014).  Imaging Colonic Surface Topography With Photometric Stereo Endoscopy.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  Elsevier.  79.  AB352--AB352.
  • Gonzalez G, Parot V, Lo W, Vakoc BJ, Durr NJ (2014).  Feature space optimization for virtual chromoendoscopy augmented by topography.  Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society.  17.  642--649.
  • Nguyen JT, Lin SJ, Tobias AM, Gioux S, Mazhar A, Cuccia DJ, Ashitate Y, Stockdale A, Oketokoun R, Durr NJ, others (2013).  A novel pilot study using spatial frequency domain imaging to assess oxygenation of perforator flaps during reconstructive breast surgery.  Annals of plastic surgery.  NIH Public Access.  71.  308.
  • Parot V, Lim D, Gonz'alez G, Traverso G, Nishioka NS, Vakoc BJ, Durr NJ (2013).  Photometric stereo endoscopy.  Journal of biomedical optics.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  18.  076017.
  • Durr NJ, Parot VJ, Lim D, Gonzalez GS (2013).  Photometric Stereo Endoscopy.
  • Durr NJ, Ericson MB, Ben-Yakar A (2012).  Multiphoton Luminescence from Gold Nanoparticles as a Potential Diagnostic Tool for Early Cancer Detection.  Biosensors and biodetection technologies for cancer detection, diagnostics and research (Edited by A. Rasooly and KE Herold)], Taylor & Francis.  307--322.
  • Gioux S, Stockdale A, Oketokoun R, Ashitate Y, Durr NJ, Moffitt LA, Frangioni JV, Mazhar A, Tromberg BJ, Durkin AJ, others (2011).  First-in-human pilot study of a spatial frequency domain oxygenation imaging system.  Journal of biomedical optics.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  16.  086015.
  • Hoy CL, Durr NJ, Ben-Yakar A (2011).  Fast-updating and nonrepeating Lissajous image reconstruction method for capturing increased dynamic information.  Applied optics.  Optical Society of America.  50.  2376--2382.
  • Hoy CL, Durr NJ, Ben-Yakar A (2011).  Media 1: Fast-updating and nonrepeating Lissajous image reconstruction method for capturing increased dynamic information.
  • Durr NJ, Ben-Yakar A, Weisspfennig CT, Holfeld BA (2011).  Maximum imaging depth of two-photon autofluorescence microscopy in epithelial tissues.  Journal of biomedical optics.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  16.  026008.
  • Guo SX, Bourgeois F, Chokshi T, Durr NJ, Hilliard MA, Chronis N, Ben-Yakar A (2008).  Femtosecond laser nanoaxotomy lab-on-a-chip for in vivo nerve regeneration studies.  Nature methods.  Nature Publishing Group.  5.  531.
  • Hoy CL, Durr NJ, Chen P, Piyawattanametha W, Ra H, Solgaard O, Ben-Yakar A (2008).  Miniaturized probe for femtosecond laser microsurgery and two-photon imaging.  Optics express.  Optical Society of America.  16.  9996--10005.
  • Ekici O, Harrison R, Durr N, Eversole D, Lee M, Ben-Yakar A (2008).  Thermal analysis of gold nanorods heated with femtosecond laser pulses.  Journal of physics D: Applied physics.  IOP Publishing.  41.  185501.
  • Durr NJ, Larson T, Smith DK, Korgel BA, Sokolov K, Ben-Yakar A (2007).  Two-photon luminescence imaging of cancer cells using molecularly targeted gold nanorods.  Nano letters.  American Chemical Society.  7.  941--945.
  • Campbell SE, Ostrowski R, Hoarau C, Durr N, Debreczeny MP (2006).  A novel method to determine lean body water using localized skin biopsies: correlation between lean skin water and lean body water in an overhydration model.  American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  American Physiological Society.  291.  R1539--R1544.
Book Chapters
  • Zhang HK, Kim Y, Moghekar A, Durr NJ, Boctor EM (2018).  Single-Element Needle-Based Ultrasound Imaging of the Spine: An In Vivo Feasibility Study.  Simulation, Image Processing, and Ultrasound Systems for Assisted Diagnosis and Navigation.  Springer, Cham.  82--89.
Conference Proceedings
  • Mahmood F, Durr NJ (2018).  Deep learning-based depth estimation from a synthetic endoscopy image training set.  Medical Imaging 2018: Image Processing.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  1057421.
  • Sweer J, Durr NJ (2018).  Mapping optical properties of the esophagus using sub-diffuse spatial frequency domain imaging (Conference Presentation).  Optical Biopsy XVI: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  104890L.
  • Mahmood F, Nishioka NS, Durr NJ (2018).  Quantitative polyp size measurements with photometric stereo endoscopy enhanced by deep learning (Conference Presentation).  Multimodal Biomedical Imaging XIII.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  104870G.
  • Mahmood F, Durr NJ (2018).  Topographical reconstructions from monocular optical colonoscopy images via deep learning.  Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2018), 2018 IEEE 15th International Symposium on.  IEEE.  216--219.
  • Logsdon EA, Robert Allen P, Durr NJ, Nguyen H (2017).  Board# 11: A Team Leader Model for Biomedical Engineering Design Team Project-Definition Training and Scalable Clinical Observation (Work in Progress).  2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Zhang HK, Lin M, Kim Y, Paredes M, Kannan K, Patel N, Moghekar A, Durr NJ, Boctor EM (2017).  Toward dynamic lumbar punctures guidance based on single element synthetic tracked aperture ultrasound imaging.  Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  101350J.
  • Logsdon EA, Allen R, Durr NJ, Nguyen H (2017).  A team leader model for biomedical engineering design team project-definition training and scalable clinical observation (work in progress).  ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  • Durr NJ, Gonz'alez G, Lim D, Traverso G, Nishioka NS, Vakoc BJ, Parot V (2014).  System for clinical photometric stereo endoscopy.  Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems XII.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  89351F.
  • Lage E, Vera-Diaz F, Dave S, Lim D, Dorronsoro C, Marcos S, Thorn F, Durr N (2014).  Evaluation of a low-cost wavefront aberrometer for measuring refractive errors.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.
  • Yildirim M, Ferhanoglu O, Durr NJ, Ben-Yakar A (2014).  Maximum imaging depth improvement with third-harmonic generation microscopy in turbid tissues.  Biomedical Optics.  Optical Society of America.  BT4A--2.
  • Borglin J, Durr NJ, Guldbrand S, Ferhanoglu O, Wennberg A, Hanstorp D, Ben-Yakar A, Ericson MB (2014).  Improving multiphoton microscopy using annular beam shaping, focusing on imaging of human skin.  Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIV.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  89482K.
  • Gioux S, Mazhar A, Lee BT, Cuccia DJ, Stockdale A, Oketokoun R, Ashitate Y, Durr N, Durkin AJ, Tromberg BJ, others (2011).  Preclinical and clinical validation of a novel oxygenation imaging system.  Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IX.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  78961R.
  • Hoy C, Durr N, Chen P, Smith DK, Larson T, Piyawattanametha W, Ra H, Korgel B, Sokolov K, Solgaard O, others (2008).  Two-photon luminescence imaging using a MEMS-based miniaturized probe.  Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2008 and 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science. CLEO/QELS 2008. Conference on.  IEEE.  1--2.
  • Durr NJ, Holfeld BA, Larson T, Smith DK, Korgel BA, Sokolov K, Ben-Yakar A (2008).  Two-Photon Luminescence Imaging Using Gold Nanorods as Bright Contrast Agents.  OSA Biomedical Optics.  Optical Society of America.
  • Guo SX, Bourgeois F, Chokshi T, Durr NJ, Hilliard M, Chronis N, Ben-Yakar A (2008).  Femtosecond laser nanosurgery in microfluidic devices and its emerging role in nerve regeneration studies.  LEOS 2008 21st Annual Meeting.  IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society.
  • Durr NJ, Holfeld BA, Larson T, Smith DK, Korgel BA, Sokolova K, Ben-Yakar A (2007).  Gold nanorods for optimized two-photon luminescence imaging of cancerous tissue.  Proc SPIE 6641, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties V.  Proceedings of SPIE.  Volume--6641.
  • Durr NJ, Larson T, Smith DK, Korgel BA, Sokolov K, Ben-Yakar A (2007).  Three dimensional imaging of cancerous tissue phantom using gold nanorods as a two-photon contrast agent.  Focus on Microscopy.
  • Durr N, Holfeld B, Larson T, Smith D, Korgel B, Sokolova K, Ben-Yakar A (2007).  Two-photon luminescence imaging of cancerous tissue using gold nanorods as bright contrast agents.  Proceedings of the European Conference of Biomedical Optics.  International Society for Optics and Photonics.  25.
  • Hoy C, Durr N, Chen P, Ra H, Piyawattanametha W, Solgaard O, Ben-Yakar A (2007).  A Miniature Microscope for Two-Photon Imaging and Femtosecond Laser Surgery.  Frontiers in Optics.  Optical Society of America.  FTuU4.
  • "Apparatus and method of determining an eye prescription", 2019.
  • "Apparatus and method of determining an eye prescription", 2018.
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