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  • Vlora Riberdy, MSc


Dr. Jean-Philippe Pignol


Dr. James Robar

Program of Study:

PhD, Medical Physics

Project Title:

Marker Injection to Guide Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2020
  • Restracomp Sick Kids Research Institute 2017
  • Canadian Graduate Scholarship Master’s (NSERC) 2017

Career Aspirations:

To be a certified medical physicist with a focus on diagnostic imaging, while also continuing to pursue my research interests.


Dalhousie University/NSHA


Riberdy V, Litvack M, Stirrat E, Couch M, Post M, Santyr GE. “Hyperpolarized 129Xe imaging of embryonic stem cell-derived alveolar-like macrophages in rat lungs: proof-of-concept study using superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles,” Magn Reson Med. 2019.

Riberdy VA, Frederickson CJ, Rehse SJ, "Determination of the Zinc Concentration in Human Fingernails by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy," Appl. Spectrosc. 2017; 71(4):567-582.

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