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As a research scientist at the Radiation Therapy Division at the Department of Radiation Oncology, i am focusing on the investigation of the biological effect of ultra-high dose-rate (FLASH) radiation, and the development of the first FLASH radiotherapy cabinet for small animal irradiation. I am also a collaborative member in the clinical vision of PHASER, a new technology for clinical FLASH irradiation of patients. As a post-doctorate fellow at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, the previous years I have dedicated my work on the development of primary cancer and metastatic tumor-mouse models, for the purpose of investigating immune cell migration, early detection of disease, and clinically relevant therapy combining radiation with novel drugs. My training as a doctorate candidate and during my brief post-doctorate appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Oxford University UK has equipped me with a deep understanding of the molecularly targeted in vivo imaging with the use of contrast agents for early detection of metastasis. As a physics undergraduate and graduate student at the Department of Physics, Liverpool University UK, I have developed deep knowledge in all types of radiation and their implication in the entire spectrum of imaging modalities and medical radiation treatment.
I am currently responsible for the design and delivery of the pre-clinical in-vivo irradiations with ultra-high dose-rate (FLASH), using a clinical Linac at the Cancer Center. I deliver irradiation for collaborators but also managing animal experiments for our group; from the development of tumors models and handling of the animals to the design of 3D printed shields for radiation and radiotherapy dosimetry.