Program Faculty

The faculty of the Medical Physics Graduate Program are well known researchers and clinicians with national and international reputations. As in any interdisciplinary program that has been in existence for some time the active participation of the individual faculty varies. At the present time, there are 28 full and affiliate graduate faculty members. The most active participants in program governance on this list are in Radiology and Radiation Oncology and are most closely associated with the medical physics subject area.

Full members:

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Full members:

Gregor Adriany, PhD

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Gregor Adriany, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
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Parham Alaei, PhD

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Parham Alaei, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • Imaging dose assessment, measurement, and calculation
  • Dose optimization during image guided radiation therapy
  • Orthovoltage dosimetry in preclinical studies
  • Treatment planning dose calculation accuracy and small field dosimetry

Patrick Bolan, PhD

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Patrick Bolan, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Development of quantitative MR imaging methods
  • Integration of advanced imaging into clinical trials
  • Computational methods for image analysis

Christina Brunnquell, PhD, DABR

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Christina Brunnquell, PhD, DABR

Radiation

Research Interests
  • Testing and understanding the quality and robustness of newly implemented clinical imaging technologies, imaging software (including AI), and quantitative imaging approaches
  • Analytics in imaging efficiency and radiation dose
  • Improving the robustness and efficiency of clinical diagnostic physics quality control
  • Imaging protocol optimization
  • Development of novel targeted imaging agents for MRI and PET

Wei Chen, PhD

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Wei Chen, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Develop advanced MRI and metabolic imaging methods for brain applications at ultrahigh field

Eric Ehler, PhD

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Eric Ehler, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • Pediatric Radiation Oncology
  • 3D Printing
  • Radiobiologic Dose-Response Modeling
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Helical Tomotherapy

Yigitcan Eryaman, PhD

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Yigitcan Eryaman, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Radiofrequency Safety Issues in UHF MRI
  • MRI of Neural Implants
  • Radiofrequency Coil Design

Clara Ferreira, PhD

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Clara Ferreira, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • Eye Plaque Brachytherapy
  • GammaTile Permanent Brachytherapy for brain tumors
  • Superficial Brachytherapy for skin cancer
  • MRI guided Brachytherapy
  • Customized high-dose-rate Brachytherapy devices

Michael Garwood, PhD

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Michael Garwood, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Develop and validate technologies that enable the use of compact magnets (non-uniform B field) in MRI scanners
  • Enhance MRI contrast and diagnostic specificity by exploiting rotating frame spin relaxation in tissues (eg, adiabatic T1rho and T2rho, and RAFF)
  • Develop and translate new ways of performing electron magnetic resonance (LOD-EPR) using zero or very low magnetic field

Bruce Hammer, PhD

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Bruce Hammer, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
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Farhad Jafari, PhD, DABR

Jafari

Farhad Jafari, PhD, DABR

Radiology

Research Interests
  • Sums of exponentials and their applications to diagnostic radiology
  • Reducing IR dose
  • Reconstruction of piecewise continuous functions using moment methods

Ngoneh Jallow, PhD, DABR

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Ngoneh Jallow, PhD, DABR

Radiology

Research Interests
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Christophe Lenglet, PhD

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Christophe Lenglet, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Neuroimaging
  • Diffusion MRI
  • High-field MRI
  • Brain connectivity and networks
  • Biophysical and microstructure models
  • Neurodegenerative disorders

Silvia Mangia, PhD

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Silvia Mangia, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Functional studies of human brain metabolism under increased or decreased neuronal activity
  • Neurovascular coupling and neuro-glia interactions
  • Oxidative and non-oxidative brain metabolism; glucose and lactate metabolism
  • Novel MR contrasts based on rotating frame relaxation measurements, magnetization transfer and chemical exchange
  • MRI and MRS applications to aging, diabetes, and neurological diseases as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, and multiple sclerosis
  • Proton NMR Spectroscopy at high fields
  • Resting state fMRI, especially in relation to brain metabolism
  • Novel MRI contrasts for functional neuroimaging
  • Zero echo-time MRI

Gregory Metzger, PhD

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Gregory Metzger, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Development of Enabling Technologies for Clinical Ultrahigh Field Body MRI
  • Computer Aided Diagnostic System for Prostate Cancer Detection Using Quantitative Multiparametric MRI
  • Technology to realize the full potential of UHF MRI
  • Mapping of Molecular and Physiological Tissue Properties at UHF
  • Advanced Imaging Platform for Microstructural and Functional Connectivity in Mild TBI
  • Advanced 7 Tesla imaging of the knee for root cause of Osteoarthritis

Shalom Michaeli, PhD

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Shalom Michaeli, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
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Joseph Moore, PhD, DABR

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Joseph Moore, PhD, DABR

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • Informatics
  • Big Data
  • Clinical Workflow Efficiency
  • Quality and Safety

Kamil Ugurbil, PhD

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Kamil Ugurbil, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
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Yoichi Watanabe, PhD

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Yoichi Watanabe, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • Three-dimensional dosimetry
  • Mathematical Oncology for precision medicine through computational modeling
  • Application of in-situ Cherenkov radiation for dosimetry and imaging
  • Study on treatment effectiveness and improvement strategies of Gamma Knife radiosurgery

Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD

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Jianling Yuan, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
  • N/A

As a clinician, I mostly see patients and do not have a research focus.

Xiao-Hong Zhu, PhD

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Xiao-Hong Zhu, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Research Interests
  • Developing 2H-MRS-based metabolic imaging technology at high/ultrahigh fields to quantitatively study cerebral glucose metabolism in human and animals under different conditions

Affiliate Members:

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Affiliate Members:

Laurence Gaalaas, DDS, MS

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Laurence Gaalaas, DDS, MS

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Bruce Gerbi, PhD

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Bruce Gerbi, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Susanta Hui, PhD, MS

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Susanta Hui, PhD, MS

Radiation Oncology

Osha Roopnarine, PhD

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Osha Roopnarine, PhD

Biochem, Molecular Biol, Biophysics

Essa Yacoub, PhD

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Essa Yacoub, PhD

Radiology (CMRR)

Daniel Vallera, PhD

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Daniel Vallera, PhD

Radiation Oncology