Meet Our Faculty

Physics and Applied Physics

Professor Clayton French
Professor French is an international authority on internal radiation dosimetry and bioassay. He has published numerous books and book chapters on this topic. His current research interest includes dose assessment, metabolic modeling, nuclear medicine dosimetry and bioassay assessment. He earned his Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences at the University of Lowell.

Professor Erno Sajo
Professor Sajo's research group is active in radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging and colloid interface science. Their current focus is on nano particle transport and radiation dose computations at the micro- and nano-scales in charged particle disequilibrium. Application of this work ranges from Auger therapy to secondary cancer induction and extends to investigating the possibility of targeting biomolecules other than the DNA in cancer therapy. This also includes research on understanding the types of chromosomal and DNA damages, including the risk of heritable intragenic transmutations, caused by high vs. low linear energy transfer radiation.

Associate Professor Mark Tries
Associate Professor Tries’ research area centers on characterization and applications of the university’s nuclear research reactor, with specific emphasis on applied health physics, radiation detection and measurement, and neutron radiography. In addition, in collaboration with Professor Braunhut, he investigates the radiobiology of a variety of compounds that can be used for radio-protection and radio-mitigation. Tries earned his Ph.D. in Physics (Radiological Sciences Option) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Associate Professor Anna Yaroslavsky
Associate Professor Yaroslavsky's research interest centers on optical methods for tissue characterization, pathology detection and treatment, which includes various imaging modalities. She directs the Advanced Biophotonics Laboratory where her research group studies light propagation in and interaction with biological tissues, and they work on the development of wide-field high-resolution optical imaging methods and on all-optical and multi-modal image-guided intervention techniques. Yaroslavsky earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics at Saratov State University, Russia, and holds a visiting scientist appointment at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.