Personnel

Former Graduate Students

2015

Derek Andre White, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Bioengineering, UT Arlington 
Thesis: "Non-Invasive Biomedical Imaging and Radiobiology Investigations in Pre-Clinical Prostate Tumor Models
Current Organization: University of Michigan, Department of Radiation Oncology

2013

Rashmi Reddy Pabhathi Reddy, M.S.

Graduate Program: Bioengineering, UT Arlington 
ThesisNoninvasive assessment of tumor hypoxia using oxygen sensitive MRI in prostate tumor model
Current Organization: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 

2012

Rami Hallac, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences
Thesis: "Noninvasive assessment of tumor hypoxia using MRI in clinical and preclinical tumor models"
Current Organization: Children's Medical Center Dallas 

2007

Lan Jiang, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis: "Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging for tumor prognosis
Current Position: Instructor, Radiation Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center 

2006

Robert Bollinger, Ph.D., P.E.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis: "Evaluation of the light emission kinetics in luciferin/luciferase-based in vivo bioluminescence imaging for guidance in the development of small animal imaging study design"
Current Position: CEO, Waste Management

Vincent Bourke, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences
Honors: National Institutes of Health supplement to my R01 as a minority student (disabled) (R01 CA79515-S1)
Thesis Title: "Dynamic interrogation of the tumor microenvironment in response to respiratory challenge, radiation therapy and pharmacologic intervention"
Current Position: Medical Physicist, U.S. Oncology, Scottsdale, Ariz.

2001

Yulin Song, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Honors: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program graduate fellowship under Ralph P. Mason's guidance.
Thesis: "Breast tumor oxygenation using 19F MR EPI" 
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, N.Y.

1999

Andrew Abbott, M.S.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Honors: Recipient: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program graduate fellowship under Dr. Mason's guidance (BC99-0911)
Current Organization: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Sandeep Hunjan, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis Title: "MRI investigations of tumor vascular networks"
Current PositionCo-Founder and Managing Partner at Century Physics International LLC, Houston, TX

1998

Valerie Foreman, M.S.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis: "MRI investigations of tumor vascular networks" 
Current Position: Medical Physicist. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

Yulin Song, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering
Thesis: "Liver oxygen tension mapping with F-19 echo-planar imaging of sequestered fluorocarbon" 
Current Position: See above entry

Mark A. Wessels, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences
Thesis: "Examination of cancellous bone by MR microscopy" 
Current PositionDirector of Biotechnology Program, Devry, Haywood, CA

1994

Watchara Rodbumrung, M.S.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis: "Assessment of perfluorocarbons as probes for oximetry and thermometry" 
Current Position: N/A

Himu P. Shukla, Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Radiological Sciences 
Thesis: "Application of perfluorocarbon emulsions as fluorine-19 nuclear magnetic resonance molecular probes of cardiac tissue oxygen tension" 
Current Position: Medical Physicist, Siemens Medical Systems, Ohio