Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Stereotactic radiosurgery: A brief history, the Emory approach, and the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies.

Speaker:

Dr. Justin Roper

Affiliation:

Winship Cancer Institue of Emory University

When:

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Dr. Lei Zhu
lei.zhu@me.gatech.edu
404-385-3882

Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery: A brief history, the Emory approach, and the opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies.


Biography

Justin Roper, Ph.D., joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in August 2012. In 2010, Dr. Roper received his Ph.D. from Duke University where he investigated single photon emission computed tomography for biological imaging onboard radiation therapy machines. This research was supported in part by a predoctoral award from the U.S. Department of Defense and a traineeship from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. He completed residency training in the CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is broadly interested in the use of imaging to guide and evaluate radiation therapy, and in particular, functional and molecular imaging because of the potential to design treatments based on the biology of cancer and normal tissues. Dr. Roper is board certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology. He is adjunct faculty in the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs at Georgia Institute of Technology and is involved in teaching physician and physics residents at Emory.