Imaging Sciences (Radiology)

Former Ph.D. Students

Michael Nichols, Ph.D. 1996 Thesis title,  "Transport of Oxygen and Light in Model Tumor Systems"
Current position:
Professor of Physics
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178 [Creighton][Mike's Page]
Irene Georgakoudi, Ph.D. 1998 Thesis title, "Effects of Photosensitizer Bleaching and Localization on Photodynamic Oxygen Consumption and Dosimetry"
Current position:
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tufts University
4 Colby Street, Rm. 153
Medford, MA 02155 [Irene's Page]
Edward Hull, Ph.D. 1999 Thesis title, "Spectroscopy and Characterization of Turbid Media within the Diffusion and P3 Approximations"
Current position:
Principal Scientist
VeraLight, Inc.
800 Bradbury SE, Suite 217
Albuquerque, NM 87106 [VeraLight]
John Larkin, Ph.D. 2000 Thesis title, "Optical and Photodynamic Properties of the Upper-Lying States of Rose Bengal"
Current position:
Associate Professor of Physics
Whitworth College
300 W Hawthorne Road
MS 3901
Spokane, WA 99251 [John's Page]
Jarod C. Finlay, Ph.D. 2003 Thesis title, "Reflectance and Fluorescence Spectroscopies in Photodynamic Therapy"
Current position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street / 2 Donner
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Soumya Mitra, Ph.D. 2004 Thesis title, "Photodynamic Therapy: Biophysical Mechanisms and Molecular Responses"
Current position:
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Imaging Sciences
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642
Chad E. Bigelow, Ph.D. 2005 Thesis title, "Biological Applications of Confocal Fluorescence Polarization Microscopy"
Current position:
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 [Novartis]
Jeremy D. Wilson, Ph.D. 2007 Thesis title, "Measurements and Interpretations of Light Scattering from Intact Biological Cells"
Current position:
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
New York, NY
Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, PhD, 2008

Thesis title, "Photodynamic Therapy: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Dosimetry"
Current position:
Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

William J. Cottrell, PhD, 2008 Thesis title, "Imaging, Scattering, and Spectroscopic Systems for Biomedical Optics: Tools for Bench Top and Clinical Application"
Current position:
Senior Physics Engineer
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Tewksbury, MA
Timothy Baran, PhD, 2013 Thesis title, "Optical Dosimetry and Treatment Planning for Photodynamic Therapy"
Current position:
Department of Imaging Sciences
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642



Thomas Foster
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642