Introduction to Research

Meet the Faculty

Angelique Louie

Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is currently an Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. Dr. Louie is a member of Tau Beta Pi. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Enginering (AIMBE), and former faculty advisor for the UCD SWE chapter.  Her research deals with the development of contrast agents for imaging in order to better understand and diagnose disease; these range from small molecules to nanoparticles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging have all been topics of interest.  Current interests focus primarily on MRI.  She is passionate about getting students interested in research and thinks that hands-on experience is the best way to figure out what you like to do!  In her leisure time she likes to hike, ride dressage, and spend time with her many pets.  :)

Created by Angelique Louie

Introduction to Research

BIM 088V
Spring Quarter 2018
UC Davis, BIM 088V
2 quarter units/1.33 semester units

Introduction to types of research, including the basics of joint research with a faculty mentor. Self-assessments to identify areas of interest, priorities, and fit. Literature search and library skills used in early stages of research. Research safety, integrity, and intellectual property.

This course represents and exciting collaboration that crosses multiple UC campuses and your online instruction will include interviews with many faculty across these campuses.  Your classmates will be students from UC campuses all over California!  The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview about research so you can better understand how being enrolled in a the UC system can enable you to engage in cutting edge research, and how research experiences will position you to succeed in college and in your future career.

The course instructor(s) is available asynchronously in the forum area on the course website and by appointment through Skype. TAs will hold office hours online via AdobeConnect, which is a synchronous (real-time) chat room with audio and video. You can join the chat room at any point during the TA’s specified time window, ask your questions, and sign out. The instructor will post videos of these sessions so that other students can benefit from the discussion as well. An informational video about joining AdobeConnect will be available on the course site.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Feb. 22, 2018 
Registration ends: April 1, 2018
First day of instruction: April 2, 2018
Last day of instruction: June 7, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

None. However, your campus may charge a fee to take the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which is required for activities in week 3 and 4.

Course meeting requirements: 
The course meets fully online. Students may access the material asynchronously (i.e. there is no set meeting time).

Angeliqe Louie