Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar
331 Taylor Hall, 109 Mason Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (919)260-4533
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK (2016) MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, UK (2011)
Research and Publications:
Research: My research aims to bridge the different areas dealing with bubbles in the bloodstream, from environmentally triggered endogenous bubbles, to engineered contrast agents for ultrasound imaging & therapy. Recent contributions focus on 1) Studying the circulatory bubble dynamics which can lead to decompression sickness; 2) Investigating how the tissue microenvironment acting on microbubbles affects ultrasound cardiovascular imaging and cancer treatment, in particular how oxygen-loaded bubbles can modulate tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy.