Bio sketch and research interests: Dr. Padilla received her Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2012. Her dissertation focused on radionuclide therapy dosimetry. Upon graduation, she went on to complete a 3 year residency program in therapeutic medical physics at the University of Chicago. During this time, she performed research on collision detection techniques in radiation therapy. She joined the Medical Physics faculty group at VCU in 2015. Her research interests include collision detection, functional imaging for treatment planning, and radionuclide therapy.

Advisee:  Sarah Holler