William Triffo

  • Program Years: 2003-2007
  • Academic Institution: Rice University
  • Field of Study: Bioengineering
  • Academic Advisor: Robert Raphael
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2005)
  • Degree(s):
    M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
    Ph.D. Bioengineering, Rice University, 2009
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Current Status

  • Status: Radiology Resident, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Research Area: Biophysical Imaging, 3D Electron Microscopy
  • Publications

    Triffo, W. J., Palsdottir, H., Morgan, D., McDonald, K. L., Auer, M., Raphael, R. M. 2007. Structure of a novel motif in the lumen of the outer hair cell subsurface cisternae and physiologic implications. (in preparation)

    Triffo, W. J., Palsdottir, H., McDonald, K. L., Lee, J., Inman, J., Bissell, M., R. Raphael, R.M., Auer, M. 2008. Microaspiration for high pressure freezing: a method for ultrastructural preservation of fragile and sparse tissues for TEM and electron tomography. J. Microsc. 2008 May; 230(2):278-287.

    Schaber, J. A., Triffo, W. J., Suh, S. J., Oliver, J. W., Hastert, M. C., Griswold, J. A., Auer, M., Hamood, A. N., Rumbaugh, K. P. 2007. Pseudomonas aeruginosa forms biofilms in acute infection independent of cell-to-cell signaling. Infect. Immun. 2007 Aug; 75(8):3715-21.

    Solin, P., Triffo, W. J., Zafiris, V. G. 2004. Projection-Based Interpolation on Hierarchic Hermite Elements. (submitted to J. Sci. Comput.)

    Awards

    Graduate:

    Designation: National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship
    Date: Spring 2003
    Description: Declined in favor of DOE CSGF

    Designation: Whitaker Foundation Fellowship
    Date: Spring 2003
    Description: Declined in favor of DOE CSGF

    Designation: Hudson Scholar
    Grantor: MST Program, Baylor College of Medicine
    Date: 08/2000-present
    Description: full tuition scholarship and living stipend for duration of medical school

    Designation: Presidential Scholar
    Grantor: Baylor College of Medicine
    Date: 08/2000-present
    Description: full tuition and fee scholarship for medical school

    Designation: Medical Student Geriatric Scholar
    Grantor: John A. Hartford Foundation / American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
    Date: 07/2002-09/2002
    Description: fellowship for research in fields related to aging

    Designation: "Honors"
    Grantor: Committee on Student Promotions and Academic Achievement, B