Hector E Muñoz

I graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a degree in Bioengineering. While at Rice, I was exposed to microfluidics and the idea of point-of-care technology while working in John T McDevitt’s lab. Lab-on-a-chips and point-of-care-devices can both streamline the way we receive care and bring much needed aid to developing countries. The goal of this blog is to provide you with the fundamentals of microfluidics and its cutting-edge developments. I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. For more information about me, feel free to find me on LinkedIn: 

Journal Publications

Muñoz HE, Li M, Riche CT, Nitta N, Diebold E, Lin J, Owsley K, Bahr M, Goda K, & Di Carlo D. Single-Cell Analysis of Morphological and Metabolic Heterogeneity in Euglena gracilis by Fluorescence-Imaging Flow Cytometry. Analytical Chemistry (2018).

Li M, Muñoz HE, Goda K, & Di Carlo D. Shape-based separation of microalga Euglena gracilis using inertial microfluidics. Scientific Reports (2017).

Li M, Muñoz HE, Schmidt A, Guo B, Lei C, Goda K, & Di Carlo D. Inertial focusing of ellipsoid Euglena gracilis cells in a stepped microchannel. Lab on a Chip (2016).

Burns JE, Yao J, Muñoz HE, Summers RM. Automated Detection, Localization, and Classification of Traumatic Vertebral Body Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine at CT. Radiology 278.1 (2016): 64-73.

Muñoz HE, Che J, Kong JE, Di Carlo D. Advances in the production and handling of encoded microparticles. Lab on a Chip (2014).

Yao J, Burns JE, Muñoz HE, Summers RM. Cortical Shell Unwrapping for Vertebral Body Abnormality Detection on Computed Tomography. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (2014).

Burns JE, Wiese T, Yao J, Muñoz HE, Jones EC, Summers RM. Automated Detection of Sclerotic Metastases in the Thoracolumbar Spine at CT. Radiology 268.1 (2013): 69–78.


Conference Publications

Li. M, Muñoz HE, Lin J, Owsley K, Goda K, Diebold E, Di Carlo D. Analysis Of Microalgae Lipid Production Using High-Throughput Fluorescence Imaging Flow Cytometry. MicroTAS 2016. Poster and Paper.

Li. M, Muñoz HE, Lin J, Owsley K, Diebold E, Goda K, Di Carlo D. Inertial Focusing and Imaging Flow Cytometry of Euglena gracilis for Biodiesel Applications. Cyto 2016. Oral Presentation.

Muñoz HE, Yao J, Burns JE, Pham Y, Stieger J, Summers RM. Vertebral Degenerative Disc Disease Severity Evaluation Using Random Forest Classification. SPIE 2014. Poster and Paper.

Yao JE, Muñoz HE, Burns JE, Kurdziel K, Choyke PL, Lu L, Summers RM. Detecting Vertebral Degenerative Disease on 18F-NaF PET/CT Using a Novel Cortical Shell Map. RSNA 2013. Oral Presentation.

Yao JE, Muñoz HE, Burns JE, Lu L, Kurdziel K, Summers RM. Computer Aided Detection of Spinal Degenerative Osteophytes on Sodium Fluoride PET/CT. Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging Workshop, MICCAI 2013.

Muñoz HE, Yao J, Burns JE, Choyke PL, Kurdziel K, Summers RM. Automated detection of vertebral osteophytosis on [18F]-NaF PET/CT. CARS 2013. Poster.

Muñoz HE, Yao J, Burns JE, Summers RM. Detection of Vertebral Degenerative Disc Disease Based on Cortical Shell Unwrapping. SPIE 2013. Oral Presentation and Paper.

Yao J, Burns JE, Muñoz HE, Summers RM. Computer Aided Detection of Vertebral Body Fractures on Trauma CT. RSNA 2012. Oral Presentation.

Yao J, Burns JE, Muñoz HE, Summers RM: Detection of Vertebral Body Fractures Based on Cortical Shell Unwrapping. MICCAI (3) 2012: 509-516. Poster and Paper.