Ding Lab Research

Dr. Kai Ding first entered the field of engineering while earning his B.S. in electrical engineering at Hangzhou Dianzi University in Hangzhou, China. He later earned M.S. degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science, and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, at the University of Iowa under the guidance of Professor Dr. Joseph Reinhardt. After earning his degrees, Dr. Ding completed his radiation oncology physics residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia. Following this, he worked as a medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology for the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, and as an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently works as an assistant professor and senior medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Mission Statement

The Ding Lab, directed by Dr. Kai Ding, is to advance the radiotherapy for cancer care through invention and discovery. Our R&D starts from computational modeling and simulation. By validating on preclinical models, we translate our technology to the care of cancer patients. The Ding Lab is affiliated with the Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences in Baltimore, Maryland and Johns Hopkins National Proton Center in Washington DC. We have extensive collaborations with faculties from Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science.

Watch Introduction of Radiotherapy and Linear Accelerator (LINAC)

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Lab Members

Ziwei Feng, MS

Undergraduate: B.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China

Graduate School: M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China

Current Position: Research Assistant in Ding Lab at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Avani Rao, MD

Undergraduate: B.S. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Medical School: M.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Medical Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Current Position: Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lin Su, PhD, DABR

Undergraduate: B.E. in Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Graduate School: Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Medical Physics Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Current Position: Senior Medical Physicist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Yin Zhang, PhD, DABR

Undergraduate: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, China

Graduate School: M.A. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Ph.D. in Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Medical Physics Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

Research Areas

Watch Dr. Ding's invited talk on AAPM annual conference about Ding Lab's research

Recent Publications

  • Rao AD, Shin EJ, Beck SE, Garrett C, Kim SH, Lee NJ, Liapi E, Wong J, Herman J, Narang A and Ding K. Demonstration of Safety and Feasibility of Hydrogel Marking of the Pancreas-Duodenum Interface for Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) in a Porcine Model: Implications in IGRT for Pancreatic Cancer Patients. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2018;101:640-645.
  • Rao AD, Feng Z, Shin EJ, He J, Waters KM, Coquia S, DeJong R, Rosati LM, Su L, Li D, Jackson J, Clark S, Schultz J, Hutchings D, Kim SH, Hruban RH, DeWeese TL, Wong J, Narang A, Herman JM and Ding K. A Novel Absorbable Radiopaque Hydrogel Spacer to Separate the Head of the Pancreas and Duodenum in Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2017;99:1111-1120.
  • Su L, Iordachita I, Zhang Y, Lee J, Ng SK, Jackson J, Hooker T, Wong J, Herman JM, Sen HT, Kazanzides P, Lediju Bell MA, Yang C and Ding K. Feasibility Study Of Ultrasound Imaging For Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy With Active Breathing Coordinator In Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2017;18:84-96.
  • Yang C, Lee D-H, Mangraviti A, Su L, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhang B, Li W, Tyler B, Wong J, Wang KK-H, Velarde E, Zhou J and Ding K. Quantitative Correlational Study Of Microbubble-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Glioma And Early Response To Radiotherapy In A Rat Model. Medical physics 2015;42:4762-4772. PMC4514724
  • Şen HT, Cheng A, Ding K, Boctor E, Wong J, Iordachita I and Kazanzides P. Cooperative Control with Ultrasound Guidance for Radiation Therapy. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 2016;3:49.
  • Şen HT, Bell MAL, Zhang Y, Ding K, Boctor E, Wong J, Iordachita I and Kazanzides P. System Integration and In Vivo Testing of a Robot for Ultrasound Guidance and Monitoring During Radiotherapy. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2017;64:1608-16

For Ding Lab's complete publication list, please visit Dr. Ding's Google Scholar page

Contact:

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Email

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