Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Physics of ETH Zürich, working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School within Dr. Harald Paganetti’s lab. I received my master’s degree from ETH Zürich in Biomedical Engineering and my bachelor’s degree from TU Vienna in Technical Physics. During my master’s program, I gained interest in the use of medical physics for cancer treatment. Following my internship at Varian Medical Systems, I joined Dr. Harald Paganetti’s lab to work on my master’s thesis. Currently, I am pursuing my doctoral degree in the same group.

My research focuses on adaptive proton therapy, where we aim to adapt proton treatment plans based on the patient’s changing anatomy. Online plan adaptation is performed by calculating the treatment dose with a GPU accelerated Monte Carlo (MC) code on cone-beam CT (CBCT) images. Image guidance is achieved using deformable image registration (DIR).