Josephine Tan, MSc, is a PhD student in the Department of Medical Biophysics under the joint supervision of Drs. Timothy Scholl and Jonathan Thiessen. She completed her MSc in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto in 2020 and her BSc in Biological and Medical Physics at the University of Guelph in 2018. Her current research investigates the effectiveness of a single-modality imaging assay comprised of sodium MRI, multiparametric MRI, and PET to improve the discrimination between low- and high-grade lesions in men with prostate cancer.

What made you want to go into research? Research allows me to apply my background in physics to medicine in a challenging yet ultimately rewarding process. I was particularly drawn to the impact of medical imaging in cancer research at my first scientific conference, where I discovered the diverse and rapidly expanding role of MR in cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. I am excited and fortunate to be exploring these topics in depth in my own graduate work!
What do you like to do in your spare time? In my spare time I love to go salsa dancing, practice yoga, and paint birds using watercolour.