The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
Dr. Julianne Pollard is an Assistant Professor in the Thoracic Service of the Radiation Physics department with a clinical appointment. Her research interests include neutron measurements on Varian’s TrueBeam system, special procedure dosimetry (i.e. Pacemaker and fetal dose measurements) and normal tissue toxicity complications. She received her PhD at UCLA where her research focus was on evaluating radiomodulatory agents on cell lines derived from patients with the rare radiosensitive genetic disorder Ataxia-Telangiectasia. Due to this, she has a strong interest in radiation damage and the potential of normal tissue complications that can arise during and after radiation therapy treatment. Given her clinical responsibilities, she is ideal to help guide a student with a true clinical project that would have treatment applications in the Thoracic Service.
Education & Training
Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles - 2008