Robert Jeraj is a Professor of Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he leads the Imaging and Radiation Sciences Program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Prof. Jeraj received both his undergraduate education and Ph.D in Physics at the University of Ljubljana.
Research projects: Our main research focus is understanding tumor heterogeneity and related treatment resistance. We are studying tumor heterogeneity in numerous clinical trials for different types of interventions such as immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapies, radiation therapy. We are employing advanced image analytics, such as machine learning and radiomics, to develop imaging biomarkers to quantify spatio-temporal development and target treatment resistance. We are modeling tumor progression based on imaging inputs to better understand complex relationships leading to tumor heterogeneity and treatment resistance. We are extending our quantitative imaging biomarker methodologies to other diseases, in particular neurodegenerative diseases, as well as normal aging.