I have been instrumental in the development of high-intensity focused ultrasound for noninvasive brain surgery and am interested in the continued development of this technology for multiple indications (e.g., cancer, multiple sclerosis, and functional neurosurgery) and the translation of techniques toward novel diagnostic applications (e.g., surgical guidance, portable screening, and wearable monitors).

I teach courses on the physics of biomedical imaging (ultrasound, x-rays, nuclear medicine, and MRI) and on radiation biology.

Formerly, I was trained as a classical musician at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a founding member of Vento Chiaro, a critically acclaimed wind quintet with whom I performed for 11 seasons.

I received a PhD in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University with a thesis on the complex modes of ultrasound transmission through the human skull bone.