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Heather Whitney

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentRadiology-Basic Sciences
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Li H, Whitney HM, Ji Y, Edwards A, Papaioannou J, Liu P, Giger ML. Impact of continuous learning on diagnostic breast MRI AI: evaluation on an independent clinical dataset. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2022 May; 9(3):034502. PMID: 35685120.
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    2. Whitney HM, Drukker K, Giger ML. Performance metric curve analysis framework to assess impact of the decision variable threshold, disease prevalence, and dataset variability in two-class classification. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2022 May; 9(3):035502. PMID: 35656541.
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    3. Whitney HM, Li H, Ji Y, Liu P, Giger ML. Multi-Stage Harmonization for Robust AI across Breast MR Databases. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Sep 26; 13(19). PMID: 34638294.
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    4. Whitney HM, Drukker K, Edwards A, Papaioannou J, Medved M, Karczmar G, Giger ML. Robustness of radiomic features of benign breast lesions and hormone receptor positive/HER2-negative cancers across DCE-MR magnet strengths. Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 10; 82:111-121. PMID: 34174331.
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    5. Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Knowles HD, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Bumblebees can detect floral humidity. J Exp Biol. 2021 06 15; 224(12). PMID: 34161560.
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    6. Hu Q, Whitney HM, Li H, Ji Y, Liu P, Giger ML. Improved Classification of Benign and Malignant Breast Lesions Using Deep Feature Maximum Intensity Projection MRI in Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI. Radiol Artif Intell. 2021 May; 3(3):e200159. PMID: 34235439.
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    7. Swift TA, Fagan D, Benito-Alifonso D, Hill SA, Yallop ML, Oliver TAA, Lawson T, Galan MC, Whitney HM. Photosynthesis and crop productivity are enhanced by glucose-functionalised carbon dots. New Phytol. 2021 01; 229(2):783-790. PMID: 32813888.
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    8. Hu Q, Whitney HM, Giger ML. Radiomics methodology for breast cancer diagnosis using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2020 Jul; 7(4):044502. PMID: 32864390.
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    9. Hu Q, Whitney HM, Giger ML. A deep learning methodology for improved breast cancer diagnosis using multiparametric MRI. Sci Rep. 2020 06 29; 10(1):10536. PMID: 32601367.
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    10. Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Knowles HD, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Floral Humidity in Flowering Plants: A Preliminary Survey. Front Plant Sci. 2020; 11:249. PMID: 32211004.
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    11. Whitney HM, Li H, Ji Y, Liu P, Giger ML. Harmonization of radiomic features of breast lesions across international DCE-MRI datasets. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2020 Jan; 7(1):012707. PMID: 32206682.
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    12. Kjernsmo K, Whitney HM, Scott-Samuel NE, Hall JR, Knowles H, Talas L, Cuthill IC. Iridescence as Camouflage. Curr Biol. 2020 02 03; 30(3):551-555.e3. PMID: 31978333.
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    13. Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Floral temperature patterns can function as floral guides. Arthropod Plant Interact. 2020; 14(2):193-206. PMID: 32215113.
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    14. Whitney HM, Li H, Ji Y, Liu P, Giger ML. Comparison of Breast MRI Tumor Classification Using Human-Engineered Radiomics, Transfer Learning From Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, and Fusion Methods. Proc IEEE Inst Electr Electron Eng. 2020 Jan; 108(1):163-177. PMID: 34045769.
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    15. Harrap MJM, Lawson DA, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Cross-modal transfer in visual and nonvisual cues in bumblebees. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2019 06; 205(3):427-437. PMID: 30859258.
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    16. Whitney HM, Drukker K, Edwards A, Papaioannou J, Giger ML. Effect of biopsy on the MRI radiomics classification of benign lesions and luminal A cancers. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2019 Jul; 6(3):031408. PMID: 35834307.
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    17. Swift TA, Oliver TAA, Galan MC, Whitney HM. Functional nanomaterials to augment photosynthesis: evidence and considerations for their responsible use in agricultural applications. Interface Focus. 2019 Feb 06; 9(1):20180048. PMID: 30603068.
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    18. Steiner LM, Ogawa Y, Johansen VE, Lundquist CR, Whitney H, Vignolini S. Structural colours in the frond of Microsorum thailandicum. Interface Focus. 2019 Feb 06; 9(1):20180055. PMID: 30603073.
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    19. Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Reporting of thermography parameters in biology: a systematic review of thermal imaging literature. R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Dec; 5(12):181281. PMID: 30662737.
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    20. Masters NJ, Lopez-Garcia M, Oulton R, Whitney HM. Characterization of chloroplast iridescence in Selaginella erythropus. J R Soc Interface. 2018 11 28; 15(148). PMID: 30487239.
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    21. Swift TA, Duchi M, Hill SA, Benito-Alifonso D, Harniman RL, Sheikh S, Davis SA, Seddon AM, Whitney HM, Galan MC, Oliver TAA. Surface functionalisation significantly changes the physical and electronic properties of carbon nano-dots. Nanoscale. 2018 Aug 07; 10(29):13908-13912. PMID: 29999508.
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    22. Lawson DA, Chittka L, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns. Proc Biol Sci. 2018 06 13; 285(1880). PMID: 29899070.
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    23. Kjernsmo K, Hall JR, Doyle C, Khuzayim N, Cuthill IC, Scott-Samuel NE, Whitney HM. Iridescence impairs object recognition in bumblebees. Sci Rep. 2018 05 25; 8(1):8095. PMID: 29802387.
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    24. Whitney HM, Taylor NS, Drukker K, Edwards AV, Papaioannou J, Schacht D, Giger ML. Additive Benefit of Radiomics Over Size Alone in the Distinction Between Benign Lesions and Luminal A Cancers on a Large Clinical Breast MRI Dataset. Acad Radiol. 2019 02; 26(2):202-209. PMID: 29754995.
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    25. Lopez-Garcia M, Masters N, O'Brien HE, Lennon J, Atkinson G, Cryan MJ, Oulton R, Whitney HM. Light-induced dynamic structural color by intracellular 3D photonic crystals in brown algae. Sci Adv. 2018 04; 4(4):eaan8917. PMID: 29651457.
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    26. Harrap MJ, Rands SA, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney HM. The diversity of floral temperature patterns, and their use by pollinators. Elife. 2017 12 19; 6. PMID: 29254518.
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    27. Lawson DA, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Colour as a backup for scent in the presence of olfactory noise: testing the efficacy backup hypothesis using bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Nov; 4(11):170996. PMID: 29291092.
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    28. Lawson DA, Whitney HM, Rands SA. Nectar discovery speeds and multimodal displays: assessing nectar search times in bees with radiating and non-radiating guides. Evol Ecol. 2017; 31(6):899-912. PMID: 32009720.
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    29. Jacobs M, Lopez-Garcia M, Phrathep OP, Lawson T, Oulton R, Whitney HM. Photonic multilayer structure of Begonia chloroplasts enhances photosynthetic efficiency. Nat Plants. 2016 10 24; 2(11):16162. PMID: 27775728.
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    30. Groen SC, Jiang S, Murphy AM, Cunniffe NJ, Westwood JH, Davey MP, Bruce TJ, Caulfield JC, Furzer OJ, Reed A, Robinson SI, Miller E, Davis CN, Pickett JA, Whitney HM, Glover BJ, Carr JP. Virus Infection of Plants Alters Pollinator Preference: A Payback for Susceptible Hosts? PLoS Pathog. 2016 08; 12(8):e1005790. PMID: 27513727.
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    31. Hunt BE, Flavin DC, Bauschatz E, Whitney HM. Accuracy and robustness of a simple algorithm to measure vessel diameter from B-mode ultrasound images. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jun 01; 120(11):1374-9. PMID: 27055985.
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    32. Whitney HM, Reed A, Rands SA, Chittka L, Glover BJ. Flower Iridescence Increases Object Detection in the Insect Visual System without Compromising Object Identity. Curr Biol. 2016 Mar 21; 26(6):802-8. PMID: 26923789.
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    33. Foster JJ, Sharkey CR, Gaworska AVA, Roberts NW, Whitney HM, Partridge JC. Bumblebees learn polarization patterns. Curr Biol. 2014 Jun 16; 24(12):1415-1420. PMID: 24909321.
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    34. Clarke D, Whitney H, Sutton G, Robert D. Detection and learning of floral electric fields by bumblebees. Science. 2013 Apr 05; 340(6128):66-9. PMID: 23429701.
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    35. Whitney HM, Milne G, Rands SA, Vignolini S, Martin C, Glover BJ. The influence of pigmentation patterning on bumblebee foraging from flowers of Antirrhinum majus. Naturwissenschaften. 2013 Mar; 100(3):249-56. PMID: 23420080.
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    36. Whitney HM, Federle W. Biomechanics of plant-insect interactions. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2013 Feb; 16(1):105-11. PMID: 23287387.
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    37. Whitney HM, Rands SA, Elton NJ, Ellis AG. A technique for measuring petal gloss, with examples from the Namaqualand flora. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e29476. PMID: 22253729.
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    38. Rands SA, Whitney HM. Field margins, foraging distances and their impacts on nesting pollinator success. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e25971. PMID: 21991390.
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    39. Whitney HM, Bennett KM, Dorling M, Sandbach L, Prince D, Chittka L, Glover BJ. Why do so many petals have conical epidermal cells? Ann Bot. 2011 Sep; 108(4):609-16. PMID: 21470973.
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    40. Whitney HM, Poetes R, Steiner U, Chittka L, Glover BJ. Determining the contribution of epidermal cell shape to petal wettability using isogenic Antirrhinum lines. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 10; 6(3):e17576. PMID: 21423738.
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    41. Satoh A, Konishi S, Tamura H, Stickland HG, Whitney HM, Smith AG, Matsumura H, Inoue T. Substrate-induced closing of the active site revealed by the crystal structure of pantothenate synthetase from Staphylococcus aureus. Biochemistry. 2010 Aug 03; 49(30):6400-10. PMID: 20568730.
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    42. Thomas KR, Kolle M, Whitney HM, Glover BJ, Steiner U. Function of blue iridescence in tropical understorey plants. J R Soc Interface. 2010 Dec 06; 7(53):1699-707. PMID: 20519208.
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    43. Glover BJ, Whitney HM. Structural colour and iridescence in plants: the poorly studied relations of pigment colour. Ann Bot. 2010 Apr; 105(4):505-11. PMID: 20142263.
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    44. Whitney HM, Federle W, Glover BJ. Grip and slip: mechanical interactions between insects and the epidermis of flowers and flower stalks. Commun Integr Biol. 2009 Nov; 2(6):505-8. PMID: 20195456.
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    45. Whitney HM, Chittka L, Bruce TJ, Glover BJ. Conical epidermal cells allow bees to grip flowers and increase foraging efficiency. Curr Biol. 2009 Jun 09; 19(11):948-53. PMID: 19446458.
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    46. Whitney HM, Kolle M, Alvarez-Fernandez R, Steiner U, Glover BJ. Contributions of iridescence to floral patterning. Commun Integr Biol. 2009 May; 2(3):230-2. PMID: 19641739.
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    47. Whitney HM, Kolle M, Andrew P, Chittka L, Steiner U, Glover BJ. Floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators. Science. 2009 Jan 02; 323(5910):130-3. PMID: 19119235.
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    48. Whitney HM, Gochberg DF, Gore JC. Magnetization transfer proportion: a simplified measure of dose response for polymer gel dosimetry. Phys Med Biol. 2008 Dec 21; 53(24):7107-24. PMID: 19033644.
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    49. Whitney HM, Dyer A, Chittka L, Rands SA, Glover BJ. The interaction of temperature and sucrose concentration on foraging preferences in bumblebees. Naturwissenschaften. 2008 Sep; 95(9):845-50. PMID: 18523748.
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    50. Rands SA, Whitney HM. Floral temperature and optimal foraging: is heat a feasible floral reward for pollinators? PLoS One. 2008 Apr 23; 3(4):e2007. PMID: 18431488.
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    51. Luci JJ, Whitney HM, Gore JC. Optimization of MAGIC gel formulation for three-dimensional radiation therapy dosimetry. Phys Med Biol. 2007 May 21; 52(10):N241-8. PMID: 17473340.
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    52. Dyer AG, Whitney HM, Arnold SE, Glover BJ, Chittka L. Behavioural ecology: bees associate warmth with floral colour. Nature. 2006 Aug 03; 442(7102):525. PMID: 16885975.
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    53. Coxon KM, Chakauya E, Ottenhof HH, Whitney HM, Blundell TL, Abell C, Smith AG. Pantothenate biosynthesis in higher plants. Biochem Soc Trans. 2005 Aug; 33(Pt 4):743-6. PMID: 16042590.
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    54. Lobley CM, Ciulli A, Whitney HM, Williams G, Smith AG, Abell C, Blundell TL. The crystal structure of Escherichia coli ketopantoate reductase with NADP+ bound. Biochemistry. 2005 Jun 28; 44(25):8930-9. PMID: 15966718.
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    55. Whitney HM, Sayanova O, Pickett JA, Napier JA. Isolation and expression pattern of two putative acyl-ACP desaturase cDNAs from Bassia scoparia. J Exp Bot. 2004 Mar; 55(397):787-9. PMID: 14754923.
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    56. Ottenhof HH, Ashurst JL, Whitney HM, Saldanha SA, Schmitzberger F, Gweon HS, Blundell TL, Abell C, Smith AG. Organisation of the pantothenate (vitamin B5) biosynthesis pathway in higher plants. Plant J. 2004 Jan; 37(1):61-72. PMID: 14675432.
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    57. Whitney HM, Michaelson LV, Sayanova O, Pickett JA, Napier JA. Functional characterisation of two cytochrome b5-fusion desaturases from Anemone leveillei: the unexpected identification of a fatty acid Delta6-desaturase. Planta. 2003 Oct; 217(6):983-92. PMID: 12898253.
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    58. Lobley CM, Schmitzberger F, Kilkenny ML, Whitney H, Ottenhof HH, Chakauya E, Webb ME, Birch LM, Tuck KL, Abell C, Smith AG, Blundell TL. Structural insights into the evolution of the pantothenate-biosynthesis pathway. Biochem Soc Trans. 2003 Jun; 31(Pt 3):563-71. PMID: 12773157.
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    59. Whitney H, Sayanova O, Lewis MJ, Pickett J, Napier JA. Isolation of two putative acyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase enzymes from Kochia scoparia. Biochem Soc Trans. 2000 Dec; 28(6):623-4. PMID: 11171147.
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    60. Smith A, Thomas M, Whitney H. After-effects of the common cold on mood and performance. Ergonomics. 2000 Sep; 43(9):1342-9. PMID: 11014756.
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    61. Smith A, Thomas M, Whitney H. Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses on mood and performance over the working day. Ergonomics. 2000 Jun; 43(6):752-63. PMID: 10902885.
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    62. Smith A, Thomas M, Perry K, Whitney H. Caffeine and the common cold. J Psychopharmacol. 1997; 11(4):319-24. PMID: 9443519.
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    63. Smith AP, Whitney H, Thomas M, Brockman P, Perry K. A comparison of the acute effects of a low dose of alcohol on mood and performance of healthy volunteers and subjects with upper respiratory tract illnesses. J Psychopharmacol. 1995 Jan; 9(3):267-72. PMID: 22297767.
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