- Maple Grove, MN
- MS: Medical Physics; Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN
- BS: Physics; Wheaton College; Wheaten, IL
Michael is an incoming PhD student. He will be working with Drs Perry Johnson and Mark Artz at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville to investigate the relationship between LET and RBE for cell survival in DNA repair inhibited cells and tumors treated with proton radiotherapy.
Michael graduated with his MS in Medical Physics from Purdue University from Purdue University in May 2022. While at Purdue, he investigated the feasibility of integrating laser plasma accelerated proton beams, a potentially cheaper and smaller alternative to cyclotron/synchrotron accelerated protons, with thermacoustic dose imaging for in vivo dosimetric verification.
Prior to Purdue, Michael graduated with his BS in Physics from Wheaton College in May 2020. While at Wheaton, he collaborated with the University of Chicago’s Department of Radiology to characterize the performance and repeatability of machine learning classification using radiomic features from DCE-MR images of breast lesions.
In his free time, Michael enjoys playing the guitar, bass guitar, banjo, and piano; water-related activities such as waterskiing/wakeboarding, fishing, and swimming; and other activities such as snowboarding, weightlifting, and hiking.