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Timothy Baran, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2013
Thesis: Optical Dosimetry and Treatment Planning for Photodynamic Therapy
Currently: Instructor, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Imaging Sciences

William J. Cottrell, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2008
Thesis: Imaging, Scattering, and Spectroscopic Systems for Biomedical Optics: Tools for Bench Top and Clinical Applications
Currently: Senior Physics Engineer, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Ken Kang-Hsin, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2008
Thesis: Photodynamic Therapy:Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Dosimetry
Currently: Medical Physicist, Johns Hopkins University

Jeremy D. Wilson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2007
Thesis: Measurements and Interpretations of Light Scattering from Intact Biological Cells
Currently: Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Chad E. Bigelow, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2005
Thesis: Biological Applications of Confocal Fluorescence Polarization Microscopy
Currently: Investigator, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Soumya Mitra, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2004
Thesis: Photodynamic Therapy: Biophysical Mechanisms and Molecular Responses
Currently: Senior Scientist II, AbbVie

Jarod C. Finlay, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2003
Thesis: Reflectance and Flourescence Spectroscopies in Photodynamic Therapy
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

John Larkin, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2000
Thesis: Optical and Photodynamic Properties of the Upper-Lying States of Rose Bengal
Currently: Associate Professor of Physics, Whitworth College

Edward Hull, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1999
Thesis: Spectroscopy and Characterization of Turbid Media within the Diffusion and P3 Approximations
Currently: Principal Scientist, VeraLight, Inc.

Irene Georgakoudi, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1998
Thesis: Effects of Photosensitizer Bleaching and Localization on Photodynamic Oxygen Consumption and Dosimetry
Currently: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

Michael Nichols, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1996
Thesis: Tranport of Oxygen and Light in Model Tumor Systems
Currently: Professor of Physics, Creighton University