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Current Residents

William Ferris, PhD william-ferris@uiowa.edu

Portrait William FerrisWil earned his MS and PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. His dissertation was focused on active respiratory motion tracking during helical tomotherapy treatments. This work included investigating how well the motion tracking system adapts to changes in the respiratory pattern during treatment and how tumor tracking affects doses to organs away from the target. Wil is interested in active motion management, calibration standards, and quality assurance in radiotherapy.




Joseph Caron, MS joseph-caron@uiowa.edu

Portrait Joseph CaronJoe is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he earned his MS in Medical Physics. His thesis, "In Vivo Range Verification using Single Pulse Proton Induced Acoustic Signals", investigated the feasibility of protoacoustic detection as an in vivo method for measuring proton dose depositions during patient treatments in efforts to reduce the range uncertainty in proton therapy. His first author manuscript has been submitted for publication. Joe's interests are centered around implementation of new technologies into the clinic, including MRlinac, Gamma Knife, and proton therapy.



Portrait Yen-Po LeeYen-Po (Louis) Lee, MS yen-po-lee@uiowa.edu

Yen-Po holds two Masters degrees: Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and  Medical Physics at Columbia University in the US. His research experience and interest cross multiple fields, including molecular biology, radiobiology, FLASH therapy, and using programming to fix clinical issues or improve treatment quality. His clinical interests include proton therapy, MR-LINAC, and adaptive therapy.



Portrait Nicholas CarlsonNicholas Carlson, MS nicholas-f-carlson@uiowa.edu

Nick earned his MS in Medical Physics from San Diego State University and BS in Physics from South Dakota State University attending both SDSU’s. He has radiobiology research experience through his development of a shippable biological tool for evaluating dose modifying factors such as proton and FLASH therapy. Nick’s clinical interest involves improving the therapeutic ratio by taking advantage of radiobiological responses for increased tumor control and limiting normal tissue toxicity using technologies such as MR-Linac adaptive radiotherapy. His hobbies outside of work include fishing, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, camping, scuba diving, and surfing.