Dr. Mark Zarella is my mentor for the project. He and Dr. David Breen are working on histology image analysis for diagnosing breast cancer. They have created algorithms that analyze images to assess the stage and severity of breast tumors.

Dr. Zarella is a research assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He incorporates concepts in digital imaging, signal processing and bioinformatics toward the goal of understanding biological systems.

My work is largley related to his published paper *An alternative image representation for the reduced impact of H&E staining variability*.