Dr. Mayerich’s research focuses on optical imaging, physical modeling, and visualization. His main interest is large-scale three-dimensional tissue imaging to provide sub-cellular maps of entire organs and clinical biopsies.

Dr. Mayerich received his PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2009 under Dr. John Keyser and Dr. Bruce McCormick. He was a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow from 2009 to 2014 with the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied optics with Dr. Rohit Bhargava and Dr. Scott Carney.

He became a full-time faculty member at the University of Houston in 2014, where he received a CPRIT Scholar Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), an NIH/NLM Pathway to Independence Award, and an NSF CAREER Award. He is also a Co-PI for the NSF BRAIN Center, which works with industry partners to facilitate academic and commercial research in brain-machine interfaces.