Magdalena Bazalova-Carter

Magdalena Bazalova-Carter is an Associate Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She received her BSc degree at the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2003,  PhD degree at McGill University in Montreal in 2009 and postdoctoral training at Stanford University, where she also held an Instructor position for three years. In 2015, she founded the X-ray Cancer Imaging and Therapy Experimental (XCITE) lab at the University of Victoria. She is a medical physicist certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Bazalova-Carter’s research interests revolve around x-ray diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. She investigates x-ray fluorescence and photon-counting CT imaging, small animal radiotherapy, low-cost radiotherapy, and FLASH radiotherapy by means of Monte Carlo simulations and experimentally. Her group has developed two unique x-ray sources for FLASH radiotherapy research. Magdalena Bazalova-Carter is the author of 100 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters. She is a Deputy Editor of Medical Physics and the recipient of the 2018 John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award awarded by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. In 2023, she was inducted to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. She was elected to the Commission in 2023.