Dr. Sarah Mattonen, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Western University in the Department of Medical Biophysics with a cross-appointment in the Department of Oncology. She holds the inaugural Gerald C. Baines Research Chair for Translational Cancer Imaging. She is also a scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. She received her PhD in Medical Biophysics from Western University in 2016 and completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University in the Department of Radiology in 2019. Her research interests include developing, evaluating, and translating quantitative image analysis tools to support diagnosis, treatment, and response assessment in oncology. Her laboratory develops tools in image segmentation, image feature extraction, and outcome modelling to correlate imaging features with clinical outcomes. These computational imaging models will assist clinicians in decision-making and allow for personalized medicine, with the goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients.
Tricia Chinnery, BSc, is currently a CAMPEP PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University. She completed her Honours BSc in Medical Physics (Co-op) at McMaster University in 2019. Her research involves using radiomics on the CT images of oropharyngeal cancer patients to predict recurrence and survival. Outside of the lab, she enjoys singing and playing the ukulele.
Jaryd Christie, BSc, is currently a CAMPEP PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University. He completed his BSc at Western University in 2019 with an Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics. His research focuses on risk stratification in lung cancer patients using radiomics and machine learning on pre-treatment CT images. In his spare time, he enjoys football, tennis and playing the guitar.
Edward Wang, BASc, is an MD/PhD student in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University and is currently completing his PhD in between his medical studies. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2019 with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. During his PhD, Edward is developing AI-assisted clinical tools for radiation treatment planning, and is supported by a Vanier scholarship.
Marcus Milantoni is an undergraduate student at Western University studying Medical Science with an Honours Specialization in Medical Physics (Clinical Physics Concentration). He recently completed his third-year thesis project on CT-Based Radiomic Models for Predicting Early vs. Locally Advanced Stages of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. He will remain in the lab this year to continue his work and complete his fourth-year thesis.
Lauren Zelko, MSc, completed her Masters in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University in 2023. Her project involved developing a radiomics based machine learning model to predict local progression of non-spine bone metastases following stereotactic radiotherapy. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at Robarts Research Institute.