Jessica Ramella-Roman attended the Polytechnic of Milan from 1986-1988 and was a student of the University of Pavia, Italy from 1989-1993. In 1990 she atteded classes in Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde University of Glasgow, UK and was a visiting student at the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers at the University Paris XIII in 1992-1993. She completed her studies at the University of Pavia, Italy in 1993 obtaining a Laurea in Electrical Engineering. From 1993-1998 she worked in the semiconductor industry.
In 1999 she started at the Oregon Graduate Institute to pursue a Ph.D. with Steve Jacques. She defended her dissertation Imaging skin pathologies with polarized light: empirical and theoretical studies in 2004.
Jessica worked for a year as a post-doc at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins. She is now an associate professor in biomedical engineering at Florida International University
Jessica was actually not my student, much as I would like to claim her. We worked a several projects together, discussed the gastronomic abomination known as fish&cheese extensively, and commiserated about coordinate systems in polarized Monte Carlo programs.2011
J. C. Ramella-Roman, A. Nayak, S. A. Prahl, "A Spectroscopic sensitive polarimeter for biomedical applications," J. of Biomedical Optics, 16, 047001 (2011).2005
J. C. Ramella-Roman, S. A. Prahl, S. L. Jacques, "Three Monte Carlo programs of polarized light transport into scattering media: part I," Optics Express, 13, 4420-4438 (2005).
J. C. Ramella-Roman, S. A. Prahl, S. L. Jacques, "Three Monte Carlo programs of polarized light transport into scattering media: part II," Optics Express, 13, 10392-10405 (2005).2004
J. C. Ramella-Roman, K. Lee, S. A. Prahl, S. L. Jacques, "Design, testing, and clinical studies of a handheld polarized light camera," Journal of Biomedical Optics, 9, 1305-1310 (2004).
J. C. Ramella-Roman, "Imaging skin pathologies with polarized light: empirical and theoretical studies", Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, (2004).2003
J. C. Ramella-Roman, P. R. Bargo, S. A. Prahl, S. L. Jacques, "Evaluation of Spherical Particle Sizes with an Asymmetric Illumination Microscope," IEEE J. Selected Topics Quantum Electron., 9, 301-306 (2003).
J. C. Ramella-Roman, K. Lee, S. A. Prahl, S. L. Jacques, "Polarized Light Imaging with a Handheld Camera," SPIE Saratov Fall Meeting 2002: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine IV, 5068, (2003).