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Youngho Seo (UCSF): Pretherapy and Posttherapy Dosimetry for Targeted Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy is gaining momentum as one of major therapy modalities in cancer management. However, since it is basically a drug, approval, administration, and response assessment all follow procedures established for cancer drugs, which creates challenges and barriers to potentially effectively and efficiently use this promising modality to its full capacity. Precise and individualized radiation dosimetry could help manage effective use of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals in both pretherapy and posttherapy settings. In this talk, I will briefly describe areas that radiation dosimetry can play an important role in targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy, and discuss our own experiences and potential opportunities to develop new techniques and technologies.



Short bio:
Youngho Seo, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty Affiliate at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, Program Member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, Faculty of the UC Berkeley - UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program, and Physicist Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He obtained his PhD in Physics from UCLA with the dissertation on a dark matter experiment using dual-phase xenon under the supervision of Professor David B. Cline, followed by postdoctoral training at the same institution in experimental neutrino physics. Dr. Seo joined the UCSF Physics Research Laboratory (PRL) in 2003, and was trained in medical imaging physics under the supervision of Professor Bruce Hasegawa before joining the faculty in 2006.

Dr. Seo leads a group of physicists and engineers working in the field of radionuclide and x-ray imaging instrumentation and physics.

Location : Virtual