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Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program

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Medical Imaging

Denise R. Aberle, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

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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Jason Chiang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Aichi Chien, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

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

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Anthony G. Christodoulou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: Cardiovascular imaging, Quantitative imaging, Cancer imaging, Multidimensional imaging, Artificial intelligence

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Benjamin Ellingson, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: MR Physics

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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 of Innovative Technology, 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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John Hoffman, Ph.D.

Associate Adjunct Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Neema Jamshidi, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Hyun Grace Kim, Ph.D.

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.

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.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Neuropathologies underlying gray matter atrophy in EAE

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Paul Macey, Ph.D.

Professor of Nursing

Research Interests: The relationship between the brain and physical and psychological stresses in people with obstructive sleep apnea

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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.

Associated Professor of Radiological Sciences

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Thomas Oshiro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences, Hospital Radiation Physicist

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James W. Sayre, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor Emeritus 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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David W. Shattuck Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Neurology

Resesarch Interests: The development of novel algorithms for processing magnetic resonance imaging data and the application of these algorithms to the study of the human brain

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Kyung Sung, Ph.D.

Associate 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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Daniel Tward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine

Research Interests: Developing and applying computational tools that overcome challenges in neuroimaging, such as the wide range of imaging technologies producing data, and the complex geometry of the brain's anatomy.

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Holden Wu, Ph.D.

Associate 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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Jingwen Yao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Radiological Sciences

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Di Zhang, Ph.D.

Hospital Radiation Physicist
Dept. of Radiological Sciences

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Xiaodong Zhong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dept. of Radiological Sciences

Research Interests: We aspire to further our understanding of human cardiovascular system and improve clinical diagnosis and treatment through development and translation of state-of-art technologies.

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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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Elie Besserer-Offroy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Development of theranostic probes to identify and develop novel and effective therapeutics for brain cancer and especially glioblastomas

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Jeremie Calais, M.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

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Stephen C. Cannon, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor/Interim Chair of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

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Giuseppe Carlucci, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for targeted diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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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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Johannes Czernin, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair 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.

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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Oluwatayo Ikotun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Developing molecular imaging tools for in vivo characterization of immune cell populations.

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Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate 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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Christine Mona, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests: Nuclear medicine in different cancer paradigms

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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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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.

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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Shili Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medial Pharmacology

Research Interests: The development of in vivo state-of-the-art molecular imaging technologies including positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT) and optical (fluorescence and bioluminescence) 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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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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Dörthe Schaue, MRes., Ph.D.

Associate 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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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.

Associate 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., DABR, FAAPM

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

Professor of Radiation Oncology

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

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Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

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Melissa Ghafarian, DMD, MS

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

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James Lamb, Ph.D.

Vice Chair of Medical Physics, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Machine learning, big data, and implementation science to improve the quality and safety of radiotherapy treatment; MRI-guided radiotherapy.

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Daniel Low, Ph.D., DABMP

Vice Chair of Medical Physics Research and Innovation, 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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Jack Neylon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Process automation and standardization, plan robustness quantification, and plan quality comparisons.

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Dylan O'Connell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Improving 4DCT reconstruction using a respiratory motion model, motion compensated cone-beam CT reconstruction, online adaptive therapy, and in-house clinical software safety.

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Sang-June Park, Ph.D., DABR

Associate 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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Sharon Qi, Ph.D., DABR

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 Emeritus of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Clinical radiation therapy, dosimetry

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Dan Ruan, Ph.D.

Associate 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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Ricky Savjani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Dissecting how the brain is organized, characterizing tissue properties, and optimizing radiation delivery for cancer.

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Steve Tenn, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

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

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