I received my Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Chicago in 2022. My research focused on multi-modal imaging of tumor hypoxia to improve radiation therapy with Drs. Howard Halpern and Chin-Tu Chen.
I received my B.A. in Physics from Boston University in 2015.
My general research interests are in anything to do with multimodal imaging and image analysis. Outside of academia, I enjoy hosting house concerts, coffee dates with friends, going on walks, watching films, and reading.
News and upcoming presentations
July 18th, 2022: Ph.D. thesis defense scheduled to present my work on “Multi-Modal Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia to Improve Radiation Therapy”.
June 2022: Finished co-op at Biogen in Late Discovery Imaging, and back at the University of Chicago for my last quarter as a PhD candidate.
March 10th, 2022: Invited talk at O2M Technologies. More info/registration link here.
January 2022: Starting a co-op at Biogen, while still on track to defend my PhD in the summer of 2022.
December 2nd, 2021: Oral presentation at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting on "Validation of multimodal hypoxia imaging using pO2 EPR, FMISO PET, and DCE MRI with H&E, CD31, and HIF1 α staining on SCC7 squamous cell carcinomas."
July 29th, 2021: Oral presentation at the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue on "Validation and correction of F-Misonidazole PET with pO2 EPR and
June 12th, 2021: Selected as the 1st place CMIIT Young Investigator Award recipient at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting, for abstract titled “Optimal F-Misonidazole PET threshold to locate SCC7 tumor hypoxia using EPR pO2 as ground truth.”
April 2021: Recipient of an NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award for my dissertation project: "Correcting F-Misonidazole PET with MRI and EPR to improve hypoxia-guided radiation therapy."
Gage Redler, Erik Pearson, Xinmin Liu, Inna Gertsenshteyn, Boris Epel, Charles Pelizzari, Bulent Aydogan, Ralph Weichselbaum, Howard Halpern, Rodney D Wiersma
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Inna Gertsenshteyn, Boris Epel, Amandeep Ahluwalia, Heejong Kim, Xiaobing Fan, Eugene Barth, Marta Zamora, Erica Markiewicz, Hsui-Ming Tsai, Subramanian Sundramoorthy, Lara Leoni, John Lukens, Mohammed Bhuiyan, Richard Freifelder, Anna Kucharski, Mihai Giurcanu, Gregory Karczmar Brian Roman, Chien-Min Kao, Howard Halpern, Chin-Tu Chen
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2022
Heejong Kim, Boris Epel, Subraman Sundramoorthy, Hsiu-Min Tsai, Eugene Barth, Inna Gertsenshteyn, Howard Halpern, Yuexuan Hua, Qingguo Xie, Chin-Tu Chen, Chien-Min Kao
Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 16, 2021
Inna Gertsenshteyn, Boris Epel, Eugene Barth, Lara Leoni, Erica Markiewicz, Hsiu-Ming Tsai, Xiaobing Fan, Mihai Giurcanu, Marta Zamora, Subramanian Sundramoorthy, Heejong Kim, Richard Freifelder, Mohammed Bhuiyan, Anna Kucharski, Gregory Karczmar, Chien-Min Kao, Howard Halpern, Chin-Tu Chen
Radiology: Imaging Cancer, vol. 3(2), 2021