Harvard Medical School - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, PhD

Current Postion

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Radiation Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Research Interests

I have been always interested in the broad intersection between technology and medicine, and therefore I studied biomedical engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. In 2007, I received a Royal Dutch Shell Scholarship from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands, to study a two year master program in Biomedical Engineering. This master provided me with a broader view of the technological developments employed to solve biological problems and strengthened my interest in computational modeling and medical imaging.

I performed my master thesis at the Maastro Clinic, in Maastricht, The Netherlands, attracted by a pioneering paper of Eran Segal on Radiogenomics. This initial work set the basis for my PhD, also at the Maastro Clinic and the Maastricht University, where I worked on the pioneering steps on the use of imaging parameters to predict outcome in lung cancer patients, work that led to multi-centric nationwide and international scientific collaborations.

In the fall of 2013, I joined Dr. Aerts Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, as a research fellow on quantitative imaging and computational genomics. My research interests include medical imaging, decision support systems, computational biology and bioinformatics. I enjoy reading (contemporary novels mainly), art cinema, playing drums and soccer and whenever I can going to the sea.

Emmanuel Rios Velazquez

Postdoctoral Fellow


University Degree Year Field
National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico B.Sc. 2007 Biomedical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands M.Sc. 2009 Biomedical Engineering
Maastricht University, The Netherlands Ph.D. 2014 Medical Imaging / Decision Support Systems
Harvard Medical School, USA  Postdoctoral 2014 Computational Imaging / Bioinformatics



Office Address:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Longwood Galleria, 350 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Level – Suite LG-2A01 Boston MA 02115

Mail Address:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave, JF518 Boston, MA 02115

P – 617.525.9267
F – 617.582.6037
Email: Emmanuel_Rios@dfci.harvard.edu

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