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FACULTY

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[edit] Faculty Assignments

There are currently more than 60 faculty members in the Radiological Sciences Graduate Program. The Program assigns faculty into two categories: student advisors and faculty-at-large. Student advisors are defined as faculty teaching at least one course per year who are authorized to advise graduate students and chair thesis committees. Faculty-at-Large are defined as faculty who have at least two contact lecture hours per year and participate on thesis committees. The student advisor requirement of teaching one course a year must be fulfilled by serving as at least co-director of one course per year. Student advisors are assigned to faculty-at-large to assure the lecture hour requirement is fulfilled. The faculty assignments are reviewed each August by the Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS).

[edit] Advisors*

Faculty members who are assigned as advisors each semester to advise students who have been accepted into the program are designated with a "*". Students are notified of their advisor and are asked to schedule to meet with them. Advisors report on their students each year at the February COGS meeting. If a student's progress is not acceptable, the advisor documents this and talks with the student. The student is given a year to improve and will then be re-evaluated.

[edit] Core Faculty

* indicates graduate student mentor

*Michael A. Charlton, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Safety, Ph.D. Texas A&M University (College Station) 2001. Dr. Charlton is board certified in health physics (CHP), industrial hygiene (CIH), occupational safety (CSP), fire safety (CFI), and hazardous waste management (CHMM). His research is in environmental health and safety.

Kedar Chintipalli. Professor of Radiology. M.D. Guntur Medical College (India) 1974. Clinical Interests: Abdominal Imaging, Clinical Doppler Spleen Imaging, and CT Ultrasound. Research interests: Transplant Evaluations and Optimizing Imaging Protocol

*Geoffrey D. Clarke, Professor & Director, Graduate Program in Radiological Science. Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 1984. Research interests: cardiovascular imaging physics, clinical imaging equipment quality control, radiation safety in diagnostic radiology and in-vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy and novel MRI methods.

*Timothy Q. Duong, Stanley M. Glickman Professor of Ophthalmology. Ph.D. Washington University 1998. Research interests: development of in-vivo MRI and optical imaging technologies for studying the brain and the retina, application of imaging technologies to study normal anatomy, physiology and function in animal models and humans, and application of imaging technologies to study stroke, retinal degeneration and retinopathy in animal models and humans.

*Peter T. Fox, Professor and Director of the Research Imaging Institute. M.D. Georgetown University 1979. Research interests: human functional brain mapping using PET and MRI, event-related potentials, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation. Ongoing projects in cognitive neurobiology, clinical neurobiology, and imaging methodology.

*Randolph D. Glickman, Professor of Ophthalmology, Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1978. Research interests: laser bioeffects and medical applications; photosensitized free-radical reactions in the eye; light damage and repair mechanisms in the eye; retinal information processing, photodynamic therapy, optical tissue diagnostic spectroscopy, ocular pharmacology.

* Beth A. Goins, Professor of Radiology. Ph.D. University of Tennessee (Knoxville), 1988. Research interests: molecular imaging, small animal imaging, radiopharmaceutical development, liposomes, nanotechnology and drug delivery.

* Alonso N. Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (Madison) 2007. Research interests: radiological modeling of radiotherapy response, intra- and extra-cranial stereotactic radiotherapy, and image guided intensity modulated radiotherapy.

Paul A. Jerabek, Associate Professor of Radiology. Ph.D. University of California at Irvine 1982. Research interests: synthesis and development of positron-emitting radio-pharmaceuticals for application to positron emission tomography (PET) studies.

*Niel A. Kirby, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Ph.D. Stanford University 2009. Research interests: physics strategies for sparing these stem cells; modulated-arc total-body irradiation;verification of deformable image registration methods.

*Jack L. Lancaster, Professor of Radiology. Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 1978. Research interests: mapping and modeling of human brain anatomy and function, development of image analysis and synthesis methods, MRI and PET, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), 3-D visualization for medical imaging.

William D. McDavid, Adjunct Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry. Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1976. Research interests: intraoral radiography, panoramic radiography and cone beam CT.

Mohan Natarajan, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology. Ph.D. University of Madras 1986. Research interests: molecular mechanism(s) of radioprotection/sensitization of normal vs. cancer cells after clinical doses of ionizing radiation, molecular mechanisms of high-LET heavy-ion radiation, health hazard at molecular level after radiofrequency radiation exposure and the mechanisms of the radiation Bystander Effect.

*Niko Papanikolaou, Professor of Radiation Oncology. PhD University of Wisconsin (Madison) 1994. Research interests: novel dose calculation algorithms for radiation therapy treatment planning, inhomogeneity corrections in treatment planning, novel techniques for intensity modulated radiation therapy.

*William T. Phillips, Professor of Radiology. M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 1980. Research interests: blood substitutes, bone marrow drug delivery, gastric emptying, general nuclear medicine, inflammation drug delivery, intratumoral and intraperitoneal radiotherapy, liposomes and nanoparticles, lymph node drug delivery, PET Cancer Imaging, small animal imaging.

Karl Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (Madison), 2009. Research interests: HDR (High-Dose Rate) brachytherapy.

*Donald A. Robin, Professor of Neurology. Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University 1984. Research interests: sensory motor mechanisms in disorders of motor control (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease) and the development of behavioral treatments for speech and limb disorders.

Eugene A. Sprague, Professor of Medicine-Cardiology. Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 1979. Research interests: the role of hemodynamics in atherogenesis and vascular healing responses, development and evaluation of novel biomaterial surfaces to enhance endothelialization and limit restenosis of vascular prosthetic devices and cellular recognition and signal transduction mechanisms mediating the biological responses of endothelial cells to physical forces.

*Sotirios Stathakis, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. Ph.D. University of Patras (Greece) 2003. Research interests: Monte Carlo simulations of HDR and LDR brachytherapy treatments, inhomogeneity correction algorithms, Monte Caro simulation, intensity modulated radiation therapy.

Rajeev Suri, Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Radiology Residency Program. M.D. Panjab University(India) 1991. Research interests: arterial interventions with distal protection and image-guided interventional oncologic management.

Gregory P. Swanson, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology. M.D. University of Texas Medical School at Houston 1985. Research interests: treatment planning methods for radiation therapy and prostate cancer treatment with radiation oncology.

*Lora Talley Watts, Assistant Professor, , Cellular & Structural Biology. Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 2005. Research interests: Develops and implements in vitro and in vivo methods to detect neurodegeneration and neuroprotection following stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specific interests are: 1) assessment of neuroprotection and neurodegeneration in relation to stroke and TBI; 2) imaging techniques for in vivo assessment of stroke and TBI; and 3) behavioral assessment of functional recovery following stroke and TBI.

Wayne Wiatrowski, Associate Professor of Radiology. Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 1979. Research interests: dose reduction in diagnostic radiology, medical health physics, radiation regulatory issues, small electron field dosimetry and total body irradiation techniques.

Nicole Y.Y. Wicha, Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. Univ. of California at San Diego 2002. Research interests: uncovering the neural correlates for cognition. Her current research focuses on language comprehension in monolingual and bilingual populations.

[edit] Adjunct & Cross-Appointed Faculty

Name Title Degree Institution Degree Granted
Reto Asmis Professor Ph.D. University of Fribourg, Switzerland 1989
James Bower Professor Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 1981
Marcel M. Daadi Adjunct Professor Ph.D. Universite De La Mediterranee, Marseille, France 1992
Robert E. Devine Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of California, Davis 1968
David Lloyd Goff Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles 1995
David Lee Goff Adjunct Associate Professor Ph.D. University of Texas (Austin) 1969
Steve B. Jiang Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. Medical College of Ohio (Toledo) 1998
Carl Keener Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1996
Angela R. Laird Adjunct Associate Professor Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison 2002
Nina Lee Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1998
Edwin Leidholdt Adjunct Associate Professor Ph.D. University of Virginia 1983
Panayiotis Mavroidis Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Ph.D. University of Patras, Greece 1994
Elena Nes Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2008
Leland Page Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2012
James Prete Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1998
Andres Rahal Assistant Professor of Radiology M.D. Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud, CES Medellín , Colombia Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1995, 2007
Dhiraj Sardar Adjunct Professor Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 1980
Vijayalaxmi Adjunct Associate Professor Ph.D. Sri Venkateswara University (India) 1966
Yi Zhang Adjunct Assistant Professor Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2012


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