Veronica DuboisMSc Candidate
Biography: Veronica is a MSc candidate in Medical Biophysics supervised by Dr. John Ronald and co-supervised by Dr. Paula Foster at Robarts Research Institute. Her project focuses on developing molecular imaging techniques to study chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, a cancer cell therapy made up of immune cells that have been modified to find and kill cancer cells after injection into the body. This imaging technique is based on fluorine-19 perfluorocarbons which allow the CAR-T cells to be tracked after injection using non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging. The ability to monitor CAR-T cells during treatment will lead to a better understanding of how to improve CAR-T cell therapy effectiveness and safety for patients with cancer.
Gabriel BenignoPhD Candidate
Biography: Gabriel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Dr. Lyle Muller. His research spans computational and theoretical neuroscience, including spiking neural network models of the brain and analysis of multi-electrode array data from epilepsy patients. Gabriel’s work relies on close collaboration with imaging, such as the use of MRI in localizing the implant sites of the intracranial electrodes.
Dae Myoung (Danny) YangPhD Candidate
Biography: Danny is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics supervised by Dr. Ting-Yim Lee at Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. His research projects focus on diagnosing cancer and monitoring treatment response using quantitative functional imaging with hybrid PET/CT. He has developed a tracer kinetic model to describes physiological processes in different tissue especially cancer. His current research goal is to detect and localize the dominant focus of cancer (dominant intraprostatic lesion) in the prostate using hybrid [18F]PSMA PET and CT Perfusion.