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Rui Zhang, Ph.D.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Ph.D., Medical Physics, 2011
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center / University of Texas-Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX

EMPLOYMENT

Academic Medical Physicist, 2011 – present
Department of Physics
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

PUBLICATIONS

1. Rui Zhang, Jonas Fontenot, Dragan Mirkovic, John Hendricks, Wayne Newhauser, “High speed Monte Carlo dose reconstruction for proton radiation therapy using lattice versus  mesh tallies in MCNPX”, submitted toPhysics in Medicine and Biology

2. Rui Zhang, Angélica Pérez-Andújar, Jonas Fontenot, Phillip Taddei and Wayne Newhauser, “Analytical model of neutron ambient dose equivalent and equivalent dose for proton radiotherapy”,Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55: 6975, 2010

3. Phillip J. Taddei, Anita Mahajan, Dragan Mirkovic, Rui Zhang, Annelise Giebeler, David Kornguth, Mark C. Harvey, Shiao Woo and Wayne D. Newhauser, “Predicted risk of secondary malignant neoplasm due to secondary neutrons in a girl and boy receiving proton craniospinal irradiation”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55: 7067, 2010

4. Wayne Newhauser, Rui Zhang, In reply to Dr. Gottschalk’s comment on Calculation of water equivalent thickness of materials of arbitrary density, elemental composition and thickness in proton beam irradiation, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55: L31-32, 2010

5. Rui Zhang, Philip J. Taddei, Markus M. Fitzek, and Wayne D. Newhauser, “Water equivalent thickness values of materials used in heavy charged particle beams”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55: 2481, 2010

6. Rui Zhang, Wayne Newhauser, “Calculation of water equivalent thickness of materials of arbitrary density, elemental composition and thickness in proton beam irradiation”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54: 1383, 2009

7. Wayne D. Newhauser, Jonas D. Fontenot, Philip J. Taddei, Dragan Mirkovic, Annelise Giebeler, Rui Zhang, Anita Mahajan, David Kornguth, Marilyn Stovall, Pablo Yepes, Shiao Woo, and Radhe Mohan, “Contemporary proton therapy systems adequately protect patients from exposure to stray radiation”, AIP Proc 1099:450-455, 2009

8. Rui Zhang, Feng Qian, Lavanya Rajagopalan, Fred A. Pereira, William E. Brownell, Bahman Anvari, “Prestin modulates mechanics and electromechanical force of the plasma membrane,” Biophysics Journal, 93: 7, 2007

9. Lei Xu, Rui Zhang, Peng Liu, Ru-Juan Zhan, Li-Li Ding, “Sterilization of E.coli bacterium with an atmospheric pressure surface barrier discharge,” Chinese Physics , 13: 913, 2004

10. Rui Zhang, Rujuan Zhan, Xiaohui Wen, Lei Wang, “Investigation of the characteristics of a atmospheric pressure surface barrier discharges, ” Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 12: 590, 2003

11. Rui Zhang, Rujuan Zhan, Xiaohui Wen, “Diagnostics of Atmospheric Pressure Surface Discharge Plasmas in Argon,” Chinese Physics Letters, 20: 1988, 2003

12. W. Newhauser and R. Zhang, “The physics of proton therapy,” Phys. Med. Biol. (2015).

13. R. Zhang*, D. Mirkovic and W. Newhauser, “Visualization of risk of radiogenic second cancer in the organs and tissues of the human body,” Radiat Oncol 10: 107 (2015). http://www.ro-journal.com/content/10/1/107