Professor & Researcher, Harvard Medical School
Major(s): Physics, Philosophy
Grad School: University of Rochester
Grad Degree: MA, PhD
When Brian came to Houghton, he would never have envisioned himself someday speaking and presenting internationally and teaching at Harvard Medical School. His experiences at Houghton, starting with the firstyear honors program, began to instill a vision within him for what he was capable of achieving. He credits the encouragement he received from former assistant professor, Dr. Mark Biermann, as central to directing him to his present career. “He was the first person to really encourage me to set my mind on a high standard of science in a Christian setting, and to apply myself to a graduate level education.”
Brian went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rochester. Brian is now teaching and conducting research in the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, one of the top three medical physics groups in the country. Brian’s work at Harvard has opened up opportunities to travel the world, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Paris, France, presenting on new technologies that will have a real-world impact in the lives of cancer patients.