Yu Gao, PhD (PGY-2)
Dr. Gao was born in China, and came to the United States for graduate school after receiving her bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. During graduate school, she developed a strong interest in the translational research of applying advanced imaging techniques for cancer diagnosis, which led her to pursue a PhD in biomedical physics at UCLA. Her PhD work focused on advanced diffusion-weighted MRI sequence development as well as applying diffusion MRI for tumor treatment response assessment. Now staying at UCLA as a physics resident, her research interests include MR guided radiotherapy and online adaptive radiotherapy.