- Ben Lewis
Bio sketch and interests: Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with an A.B. in Physics and a minor in Earth and Planetary Sciences. While at WashU, Ben worked at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology on the cyclotron production and chemical separation of manganese-52 for PET imaging, as well as the characterization of nuclear cross sections for natural chromium irradiated with protons. He entered the Medical Physics Ph.D. program at VCU in the fall of 2014. His current research involves creating a system for MRI based radiation therapy planning, and developing improved radiation therapy methods for prostate cancer. In his free time, Ben enjoys rock climbing, playing the violin, and working out.
Advisor: Taeho Kim