Lauri Mustonen, PhD, Postdoc Scholar
Kang-Hyun Ahn, PhD
Kang received his PhD in Medical Physics from University of Chicago in 2006. His research interests are in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as applied to radiation medicine. As a postdoc, Kang worked on MRI for simulation of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation as well as on Overhauser MRI for mapping of tumor oxygenation and redox status. After completing his training, Kang started his career as a medical physicist at University of Illinois Medical Center. Kang received his PhD in Medical Physics from University of Chicago in 2006. His research interests are in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as applied to radiation medicine. As a postdoc, Kang worked on MRI for simulation of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation as well as on Overhauser MRI for mapping of tumor oxygenation and redox status. After completing his training, Kang started his career as a medical physicist at University of Illinois Medical Center.
Victoria Yu, BS
Victoria received her B.S in Physics from Rutgers University and worked as a research assistant in the department in many different topics, including Breast Cancer, Low Temperature Physics and Accelerator Physics.Through the American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Research Program, she was assigned to conduct 10 weeks of research in our department. After completeing he research in the Hristov lab, she started graduate school in UCLA's Biomedical Physics Graduate Program.
Can Kirmizibayrak, PhD
Can received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.Sc. in Telecommunications and Computers from The George Washington University in 2005 and 2011 respectively; and his B.Sc. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2003. While on the team, Can's research focused on real-time image guidance systems for medical interventions for radiation therapy. After completing his training, Can started working at Google as a Software Engineer.
Jeff Schlosser, PhD
Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, where he conducted research in the area of engineering decision making under multiple sources of uncertainty. He received a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2009 under an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Tau Beta Pi Centinneal Fellowship. He joined the Stanford BioRobotics Lab as a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. After finishing his PhD, Jeff became the CEO of SoniTrack Systems, a company that integrates robotics and ultrasound imaging to enable precision targeting for radiation therapy.
Iris (Jieming) Liang, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Jieming received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the East China University of Shanghai in 2004 (1st class honor) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2007, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Hong Kong, in 2011, with a focus on quantitative perfusion MRI and MRE. Jieming was a Medical Physicist in the Medical Physics and Research Department, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital before joining Stanford University Medical Center. After completing her training, Iris began Medical Physics residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Keumsil Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Keumsil received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cum Laude in 2000. In 2002, she earned a Master of Science in Information Systems with Distinction. She received a second Master of Science degree in Bio-Medical Engineering specializing in nuclear imaging physics in June 2006 from University of California, Irvine and continued to pursue her PhD. Keumsil wrote her dissertation with this MR-compatible SPECT research, and earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Irvine in December 2010. After completion of her study, she continued her postdoctoral research at the same institution on MRI diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for mild traumatic brain injury patients.
Kevin Smith, BS, Clinical Research Assistant
Kevin received his B.S in Biology from Stanford University in 2012, where he completed an honors thesis studying the role that microRNAs play in regulating the social and neural plasticity in an African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. During undergrad, he also gained experience working with patients in the Stanford Hospital Emergency Department and at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He currently coordinates the clinical trial for ongoing translational research conducted by the research group. In the future, he plans to attend medical school and eventually become an emergency medicine physician.
Renhui Gong, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Renhui received a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Application from China University of Geosciences in 1992. Since then, he was engaged in software development and system administration until 2002 when he earned a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology from International University in Germany. In 2011, Renhui finished his Ph.D. in Medical Imaging at Queen's University, Canada, with a focus on 2D/3D registration. Before joining Stanford, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Children's National Medical Center, investigating image-guided techniques for pediatric diagnosis and therapy." He now works as a software developer at Think Surgical.
Mohammad Najafi, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Mohammad received his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering (Tele-communications) from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2007 and his Master's in Electrical Engineering (Bio-medical major) from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran in 2009. He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia under supervision of Dr. Robert Rohling and Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi. He researched ways to improve the accuracy of ultrasound guided interventions. His new methods for calibration and tracking measure anatomical targets and needles with an accuracy of less than a millimeter and will improve surgery, biopsies and drug delivery.
Ning Zhu, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Ning received the B.Eng. degree in computer software engineering from Tianjin University, the M.Phil. degree in software engineering from Tsinghua University, and the Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in 2006, 2009 and 2014, respectively. Her dissertation research was on graph-based 3D vascular segmentation and its applications.
Pooja Pradhan, BS, Clinical Research Assistant
Pooja received her BS in Biology from Stanford University in 2014. She is interested in cardiovascular medicine and hopes to work at the nexus of medicine and art in the future. She hopes to attend medical school in the future.