Welcome to the new UTDRO Physics Residents!

Sep 3, 2019
  Priscilla Dreyer

Priscilla Dreyer

Priscilla completed her doctoral degree in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto in 2019, where her research was focused on the development of unsealed permanent brachytherapy sources using radiolabeled gold nanoparticles. Specifically, her research investigated the use of beta emitting radionuclides commonly used in radionuclide therapy in nuclear medicine bound to gold nanoparticle carriers that would facilitate the distribution of radioactivity following their implantation using conventional permanent brachytherapy technique. Priscilla hopes to gain more clinical exposure during her time at UT-DRO, as well as to contribute to the knowledge base and team at Sunnybrook through her clinical projects. In her personal time, Priscilla is a foodie at heart and enjoys binge watching Netflix cooking and food shows.

  Matthew Gwilliam

Matthew Gwilliam

Matt trained in medical physics with the National Health Service in the UK, ultimately specialising in MRI. He moved on to do a PhD in MRI at the Royal Marsden Hospital - Institute of Cancer Research in London. Upon moving to Canada he completed the CAMPEP certificate program at the University of Victoria. With a background in imaging, Matt is keen to exploit all imaging modalities and methods in order to improve patient outcomes in radiotherapy.

 

Matt spent two years away from medical physics to teach high school physics becoming a fully-qualified teacher in the UK. He enjoys sailing, hiking, and cycling.

 

 

Hedi Mohseni

Hedi Mohseni

Hedi completed her Master’s and PhD in medical physics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She subsequently joined Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Catherine Coolens’ lab, where she focused on oncological applications of dual energy computed tomography in perfusion imaging as well as improved target delineation. She has received multiple internal and external awards, such as NSERC Postdoctoral Award and UT-DRO’s STARS21 scholarship. Hedi is interested in pursuing a career in clinical and research physics and hopes to gain valuable clinical experience during her time at UT-DRO.

 

Hedi enjoys baking, running, and playing squash (very poorly) as well as being a proud human to a dog named Willard Bernard Kensington III, otherwise known as Willow.

 
Humza NusratHumza Nusrat 

Humza obtained his PhD in Medical Physics from Ryerson University.

His doctoral research was carried out at the Odette Cancer Centre’s Department of Medical Physics and focused mainly on developing novel detectors that could measure of ‘radiation quality,' eventually allowing for more effective patient treatments. His research interests include MR-linac dosimetry, scintillation detection, Monte Carlo simulation, and calorimetry. Outside of research, he serves as the Chair of committees within the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP: Student Council) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM: WGNCMP).

In his spare time, Humza enjoys woodworking and martial arts; he currently holds a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and recently began learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.