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Lafata named as Duke Distinguished Professor

Program faculty Kyle Lafata PhD was just named as the Thaddeus V. Samulski Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology. In addition to our graduate program, Lafata holds joint appointments in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology, with a secondary appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has a wide range of expertise in imaging science, computer vision, biophysics, and applied mathematics, and his laboratory focuses on developing multiscale imaging biomarkers to study the behavior of diseases across physical length-scales and time-scales. Lafata’s work also involves radiation biology, mechanisms of treatment resistance and immune dysregulation, and virtual imaging trials. His clinical applications span radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, and surgery.Duke Distinguished Professorships are a very high honor for faculty. The Thaddeus V. Samulski Assistant Professorship is designed to support early-career medical physicists at a critical point in their profession. The Professorship recognizes Dr. Lafata’s extensive expertise and contributions to the field of imaging science, as well as his potential to drive important advancements in basic science, translational research, and patient care. Read more at the official press release.