|Room:||Malet Place Engineering Building, 3.18|
|Address:||Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
I am investigating ultrasound-based methods for rewarming frozen biological tissues, with the eventual application being ultrasound-based rewarming of cryogenically preserved organs.
I’m also interested in focusing ultrasound to the spinal cord, and working specifically to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of potential focused ultrasound spinal cord applications.
I began my studies in the Integrated Science program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In this program, I specialized in physics and biophysics, and wrote my undergraduate thesis on a simulation-based characterization of the elastic properties of different biological membranes.
I started my MSc in the Medical Biophysics department at the University of Toronto, researching methods for focusing ultrasound through the spine to the spinal cord. I reclassified to the PhD program in 2018 and defended my PhD in 2021.
2022 – PhD Achievement Award in the Applied Category (Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto)
2019 – National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program)
2018 – Queen Elizabeth II / Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Center Grad Scp in Sci \& Tech
2018 – University of Toronto Fellowship – Medical Biophysics
2016 – Faculty of Medicine Merit Entrance Scholarship – Medical Biophysics
Experiments and simulations demonstrating the rapid ultrasonic rewarming of frozen tissue cryovials Journal Article
In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 153 (1), pp. 517-528, 2023.
Establishing density-dependent longitudinal sound speed in the vertebral lamina Journal Article
In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 151 (3), pp. 1516-1531, 2022.
A Spine-Specific Phased Array for Transvertebral Ultrasound Therapy: Design and Simulation Journal Article
In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 67 (1), pp. 256-267, 2019.
Elastic property of membranes self-assembled from diblock and triblock copolymers Journal Article
In: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 221 , pp. 83-92, 2019.
Simulating transvertebral ultrasound propagation with a multi-layered ray acoustics model Journal Article
In: Phys. Med. Biol., 63 , pp. 145017, 2018.
Array-Based Beamforming to the Vertebral Canal: Demonstration of Feasibility Conference
2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2021.