Jocelyne Rivera
DPhil Student
College: St Catherine's College
Location: Institute of Biomedical Engineering

In 2021, Jocelyne Rivera graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering. As an undergraduate researcher, she joined several research laboratories relevant to Biomedical Engineering, including Biomaterials, Biosensors, and Computational Modeling. As a senior undergraduate, she chose to work in the Biomaterials laboratory of Dr. Minkyu Kim. Her work in Dr. Kim’s lab involved the innovation of drug delivery systems that can be translated into the clinic to target and treat cardiovascular disease.

Jocelyne is currently a DPhil candidate working jointly between the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Oxford. Jocelyne is mentored by Prof. Eleanor Stride and Dr. Bradford Wood and funded through the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.

Jocelyne joined BUBBL as a DPhil student, where she is currently investigating ultrasound-mediated lipid-based microbubbles for localized immunotherapy.

  • Targeted delivery systems
  • Immunotherapy
  • Translational cancer research
  • Immuno-oncology


  • Investigation of Ultrasound-mediated Lipid-based Microbubbles for Localized Immunotherapy.
  • Integration of Ultrasound Energies for Image-guided Local/Regional Bubble Immunotherapy.

  • Christou AS, Amalou A, Lee H, Rivera J, Li R, Kassin MT, Varble N, Tsz Ho Tse Z, Xu S, Wood BJ. Image-Guided Robotics for Standardized and Automated Biopsy and Ablation. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2021 Nov 24;38(5):565-575. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1739164.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholar.