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Faculty Advisors

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Faculty research interests encompass a broad range of basic science and clinical science specialties reflecting the contemporary breadth of radiological science endeavors. The faculty listed here includes all members that are authorized to advise the research theses and/or dissertations of students in radiological sciences. The full faculty list includes additional specialists who can assist with the graduate education process by providing occasional lectures and/or serving on thesis or dissertation committees.

  • Reto Asmis,PhD, Professor & Associate Dean (GSBS). Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Studies chronic inflammatory diseases associated with monocyte and macrophage dysfunction.
  • Michael Charlton, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2001. Pilot study evaluating liquid and solid shreddate activity fractions from liquid scintillation vial shredding operations.
  • Geoffrey D. Clarke, Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 1984. Chief of Graduate Education, Department of Radiology. Cardiovascular imaging physics, methods for clinical imaging equipment quality control, radiation dosimetry in diagnostic radiology, in-vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy, novel MRI methods, medical image processing.
  • Timothy Duong, Professor, Ph.D., Washington University. St. Louis, 1998. Stanley I. Glickman Professor of Ophthalmology, Radiology, and Physiology. MRI Division Chief & Assistant Director for Research, Research Imaging Center. Novel methodologies to dynamically measure cerebral blood flow, tissue oxygen tension, blood volume using MRI. High-resolution functional MRI techniques for mapping layer-specific and columnar organization. Blood blow, oxygenation and function of the retina. Anatomical, physiological and functional characterization and prediction of tissue fates in stroke by MRI.
  • Peter T. Fox, Professor, M.D. Georgetown, 1979. Director, Research Imaging Center. Functional organization of the human cerebral cortex using noninvasive imaging with positron, emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Randolph D. Glickman, Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Toronto 1978. Senderoff Professor of Vision Research in the Department of Ophthalmology. Retinal physiology and pharmacology and in laser medical applications. Laser bioeffects; photochemical aspects of light interaction with ocular tissues; retinal signal processing and electrophysiology.
  • Beth A. Goins, Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Tennessee (Knoxville) 1988. Director, Small Animal Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology. Use of liposomes in the detection of various disease processes and use of liposomes as drug carriers. Small animal imaging using nuclear medicine and computed tomography methods.
  • Alonso N. Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007. IG-IMRT, Tomotherapy, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy, and Radiobiological Modelling.
  • Paul A. Jerabek, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Univ. California, Irvine, 1982, Chief, Positron Emission Tomography Division, Research Imaging Center. Radiopharmaceutical chemistry, synthesis and development of positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals for application to positron emission tomography (PET) studies.
  • Angela Laird, Adjunct Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002. Medical Physics, Cognitive Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics.
  • Jack L. Lancaster, Professor, Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at Dallas 1978. Chief, Biomedical Image Analysis Division, Research Imaging Center. Extraction of information from medical images using the fundamental steps of image processing. Works with programmers and researchers to develop software not available commercially to enable the exploration of new biological and medical research questions using tomographic images (MRI, CT, PET, and SPECT).
  • Panayiotis Mavroidis, Assistant Professor, PhD Medical Radiation Physics, Karolinska Institutet,2002. Development and study of radiobiological models for cancer cell lines. Determination of dose-response parameters for different healthy tissues and tumor types. Development of software for the determination of dose-response curves of tumors and healthy tissues. Radiobiological optimization and conformal radiotherapy
  • Mohan Natarajan, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Madras, India 1986. Sequential and coordinated molecular events occurring after radiotherapeutic doses of ionizing radiation, including examination of the hypothesis that radiation-induced cellular responses are triggered by the activation of one or more inducible master switch molecule (transcriptional regulators such as NF-kB) which regulate the expression of specific set of genes and gene products.
  • Elena Nes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2006. Deriving photon energy spectra, neutron dosimetry and shielding.
  • Niko Papanikolaou, Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994. Director of Medical Physics at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Dose computation, optimization and image guided radiotherapy.
  • William T. Phillips, Professor, Ph.D. UT Medical Branch at Galveston 1980. Use of liposomes in diagnostic imaging and drug delivery; use of blood tracers in blood substitute development; gastric emptying scintigraphy in diabetes and for studies of nutrient and drug delivery.
  • James Prete, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1998. The Tumor Control Probability Model for Transperineal Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy and Prostate-Specific Antigen Failure Free Survival.
  • Sotirios Stathakis, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Patras, 2005. Radiation Therapy Physics, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image guided Radiation Therapy
  • Wayne A. Wiatrowski, Associate Professor, Ph.D. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 1979. Operational health physics and radiation therapy.

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