Featured Trainees

Nivin Nystrom

Nivin Nystrom

PhD Candidate

Biography: Nivin is a PhD candidate in Medical Biophysics co-supervised by Dr. Timothy Scholl and Dr. John Ronald at the Robarts Research Institute. Her work focuses on imaging the spread of cancer from a primary tumour to distant organs using whole-body MRI in preclinical animal models. In the long term, Nivin is interested in developing new sensors and therapies for terminal cancers.

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton

MSc Candidate

Biography: Jeff is a MSc candidate in Medical Biophysics working with Dr. Susan Huang, a clinician-scientist at the Kidney Clinical Research Unit, and Dr. Jonathan Thiessen, an imaging scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. He uses MRI to quantify cerebral white matter and elucidate neurological changes in patients with TTP, a life-threatening blood condition with unknown long-term impacts on the brain.

Heather Young

Heather Young

CAMPEP PhD Candidate

Biography: Heather is a CAMPEP PhD candidate in Medical Biophysics working with Drs. Stewart Gaede and Ting-Yim Lee. Heather is studying how volumetric 4-dimensional CT can be used for both anatomical and functional imaging for treatment planning and response assessment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.