Ms. Li is a Ph.D. student in the Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program at UCLA. She received her B.S. in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where her interest in imaging research was piqued as a student working in the cardiac MRI lab at Allegheny General Hospital. As a member of the cardiovascular imaging lab, she focuses her research on developing MR imaging biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. Currently, her work is centered on refining image registration and noise modeling techniques to improve the robustness of a diagnostic MR imaging method for ischemic heart disease. In the future, she hopes to bring together her interest in imaging technology and her passion for patient care as a clinical medical physicist specializing in image-guided radiotherapy. Outside of lab, Mimi enjoys exploring LA by trying out new restaurants and riding her bike along the beach.