Lu (Lucy) Xu
Lucy is a first-generation MD/PhD candidate at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her BMSc in Medical Biophysics at Western University (2020) and MEng in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto (2021). During her honors thesis, she conducted research at London Regional Cancer Program’s Medical Physics department working on motion management during radiation therapy using CT gel dosimeters. For her Master’s research, she worked on AI/ML in healthcare delivery using chatbots and analyzed FFF beams for breast cancer radiation therapy. She also held a summer research position through Harold E. John’s studentship at Grand River Hospital’s Medical Physics department. She joined MSU CHM’s MD/PhD program in biomedical engineering in hopes of using convergent science to improve access to healthcare, and bridge bench to bedside. Outside of the lab/academia, Lucy enjoys coaching snowboarding and swimming, paddle boarding with her German Shepard, and teaching STEM workshops to youth.