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Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program

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Faculty

Medical Imaging

Denise R. Aberle, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Imaging-based clinical trials and medical data visualization.

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Jeffry Alger, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Magnetic resonance and neuropathophysiology

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Matthew S. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Computer-aided medical image analysis

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Maryam Bostani, Ph.D., DABR

Assistant Clinical Professor

Research Interests: Quantification of organ dose from Computed Tomography examinations

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Christopher Cagnon, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Physics of computed tomography (CT) image acquisition, including estimating radiation dose and assessing image quality

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Aichi Chien, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Image registration and computational flow dynamics for hemodynamic flow, especially for brain aneurysms

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Observation of cognitive function by magnetic resonance imaging

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Benjamin Ellingson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: MR Physics

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Daniel B. Ennis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: MRI Physics, Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging

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Dieter Enzmann, M.D.

Leo G. Rigler Professor and Chair of Radiological Sciences

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J. Paul Finn, M.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences,
Vice Chair and Chief of DCVI

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Jonathan Goldin, M.D., Ph.D., FRCR

Professor of Radiological Sciences, Executive Vice Chair and Chief of SMMR

Research Interests: Normal/abnormal lung function and morphology with ultra fast x-ray CT

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Scott Hsieh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Peng Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Translational cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research

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Hyun Grace Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences

Developing a combining Genomics with physiologic imaging biomarkers to predict and follow treatment response in glioma cancer imaging biomarker.

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Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy procedures: Neural control of autonomic, breathing, and cognitive functions.

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Allan Mackenzie-Graham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Neuropathologies underlying gray matter atrophy in EAE

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Michael McNitt-Gray, Ph.D.

Program Director and Chair of Physics and Biology in Medicine IDP, Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Computer tomography physics, image acquisition and image analysis

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Kim-Lien Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Thomas Oshiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences, Hospital Radiation Physicist

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James W. Sayre, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Receiver operating characteristic methods applied to Radiologic Imaging; discovering techniques in conjunction with statistical methods in intelligent multimedia information systems

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Kyung Sung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: MR Physics, image reconstruction and image analysis

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M. Albert Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: MR Imaging and spectroscopy: technical development and applications

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Danny JJ Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Research Interests: Pediatric template of brain perfusion; developing a functional template or atlas of the normal pediatric brain using arterial spin labeling perfusion MRI.

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Holden Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Developing rapid and robust quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for improving diagnosis and treatment in oncologic and cardiovascular applications

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Yi Xing, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics

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Molecular Imaging

Jorge R. Barrio, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Local organ metabolism with radiopharmaceuticals labeled with positron emitters

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Arion Chatziioannou, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Development of high resolution in vivo molecular imaging technology, based around Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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Peter M. Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

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Magnus Dahlbom, Ph.D.

Faculty Advisor and Vice-Chair of Physics and Biology in Medicine IDP, Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Positron Emission Tomography instrumentation

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Thomas Graeber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Physics/Computational Biology: Systems biology of cancer signaling, identification of targets for molecular diagnostics, imaging, and therapy.

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Henry Sung-Cheng Huang, D.Sc.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Tracer kinetic modeling, Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Developing new methods for the synthesis of small-molecule imaging probes that are useful for performing in vivo assays using PET.

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Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D.

Chair of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Norton Simon Professor

Research Interests: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) biochemical studies of cerebral and myocardial function in man and animals

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Caius Radu, M.D.

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: PET Imaging Approaches to Monitor T Lymphocyte Activation in Cancer and Autoimmunity

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Saman Sadeghi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Improve synthesis methods and develop new PET tracers to support emerging research projects.

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Nagichettiar Satyamurthy, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Synthesis of radiopharmaceutical labeled with short-lived positron emitters

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Daniel H. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Associate Chief of Biological Imaging, Associate Director of Altzheimer's Disease Center Imaging Core

Research Interests: Neuronuclear Imaging; noninvasive cancer evaluation

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Hsian-Rong Tseng, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Developing nanowire-based sensor arrays for label-free, realtime and high-throughput detection of molecular signatures in biological systems

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Michael van Dam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Novel microfluidic technologies and automated systems for solving problems in cancer research and molecular imaging.

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Anna M. Wu, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Biomolecules for targeting cancer; radioimmunoimaging and radioimmunotherapy; PET and optical imaging

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Molecular & Cellular Oncology

Nicholas Cacalano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiation Biology: signaling and gene expression in the immune system

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Richard A. Gatti, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Mapping and Mining the Human Genome and Genome Instability and Cancer

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Keisuke Iwamoto, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiation biology

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Steve P. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiation Biology: Cancer and radiation therapy

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Percy Lee, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiation Oncology

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William H. McBride D.Sc.

Professor and Director of Roy E. Coats Research Labs

Research Interests: Molecular and cellular radiobiology, cytokines, and gene therapy

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Nicholas Nickols, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interest: Genitourinary radiation oncology with an emphasis on treatment of localized high-risk prostate cancer.

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James Roseboro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: The application of Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) spectroscopy to characterize changes in DNA and cell structure in irradiated foods and breast tissue, cancerous and non-cancerous.

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Dörthe Schaue, MRes., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Tumor-specific immune responses following radiation therapy and the idea that radiation can be an immune adjuvant

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Robert Schiestl, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Enviromental Health, and Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiation Biology

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Michael L. Steinberg, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, gynecological cancer, and breast cancer.

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Erina Vlashi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Radiobiology and metabolic characteristics of cancer stem cells (CSCs), and the factors involved in the ability of non-CSCs to reprogram into CSCs

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Joanne Weidhaas, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: The genetics behind the radiation response and cancer biology

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Therapeutic Medical Physics

Nzhde Agazaryan, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Chief of Clinical Medical Physics

Research Interests: Stereotactic radio- surgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, small field dosimetry, image-guided radiotherapy, functional image-guided radiotherapy, gated radiotherapy, eye plaque brachytherapy.

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Minsong Cao, Ph.D. DABR

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: image guidance in radiation oncology, functional and physiological imaging and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

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James Lamb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Imaging of lung cancer with computed tomography, and positron emission tomography, particularly in regards to mitigating the negative effects of breathing motion on images and extracting information about breathing motion itself from image studies

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John H. Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Respiratory motion modeling, delivered radiation dose verification, and MRI-guided radiotherapy

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Daniel Low, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Vice Chair of Physics

Research Interests: Modeling of human breathing motion, radiation therapy safety, quality assurance methods, image-guided radiation therapy including magnetic resonance-image guided radiation therapy

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Sang-June Park, Ph.D., DABR

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Brachytherapy, Monte Carlo simulations, EPID-based implanted marker tracking, respiratory gated imaging (4D-PET/4D-CT), and small animal imaging

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Xiangrong (Sharon) Qi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Biological/functional imaging guided radiation therapy and adaptive radiation therapy, respiration and motion management, clinical outcome assessment and biological modeling.

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Peter J. Rosemark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Clinical radiation therapy, dosimetry

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Dan Ruan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Medical imaging, tomography, parametric and nonparametric estimation, dynamic systems, and general inverse problems in medical signal processing

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Anand P. Santhanam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Applying new technology to radiation therapy, specifically in the area of 3D surface imaging and tissue biomechanics modeling

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Ke Sheng, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Image-guided radiation therapy, treatment planning, outcome assessment and novel Nano technological applications in radiotherapy

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Steve Tenn, Ph.D., DABR

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Investigating image guided methods for accurate stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments

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Yingli Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Volumetric modulated arc therapy, advanced MR imaging techniques and its applications in radiation therapy

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Youming Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Non-convex and large search-space inverse optimization problems encountered in dynamic radiation delivery trajectories

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