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Dr Michael Gray

Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Therapeutic Ultrasound

Academic BackgroundDr Michael Gray

Michael earned his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 after designing and demonstrating an ultrasonic system for deep tissue elastography featuring converging shear wave fields.  In the 23 years prior, Michael was a research engineer and principal investigator at Georgia Tech, working in research areas including submarine sonar, cetacean soft tissue characterization, photoacoustics, fish hearing, and non-destructive structural evaluation.  


Michael joined the BUBBL group in September 2015 primarily to work on a Phase-1 clinical trial of ultrasound-mediated targeted drug delivery for treatment of liver cancer. Additional research areas and interests include clinical translation of cavitation monitoring techniques, and the use of sound and magnetism for targeted drug delivery.


 Recent Publications

Gray, M.D. and Coussios, C.C., “Broadband ultrasonic attenuation estimation and compensation with passive acoustic mapping”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 2018 (in press)  

Lyka, E., Coviello, C., Paverd, C., Gray, M.D. and Coussios, C.C., “Passive acoustic mapping using data-adaptive beamforming based on higher-orders statistics”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2018 (in press)  

Lyon, P.C., Gray, M.D., Mannaris, C., Folkes, L.K., Stratford, M., Campo, L., Chung, D.Y.F., Scott, S., Anderson, M., Goldin, R., Carlisle, R., Wu, F., Middleton, M.R., Gleeson, F.V., and Coussios, C.C., “TarDox: A Phase I trial investigating the safety and feasibility of ultrasound-triggered targeted drug delivery in liver tumours”, Lancet Oncology (2018) 19(8): 1027-1039 

Barnsley, L.C., Gray, M.D., Beguin, E., Carugo, D., and Stride, E., “A combined magnetic-acoustic device for simultaneous, co-aligned application of magnetic and ultrasonic fields”, Advanced Materials Technologies, (2018) 3(7): 1800081 

Gray, M.D., Lyka, E. and Coussios, C.C., “Diffraction effects and compensation in passive acoustic mapping”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (2018) 65(2): 258-268 

Holguin, S.Y., Gray, M.D., Joseph, P., Thadhani, N., and Prausnitz, M.R., “Photoporation using carbon nanotubes or intracellular delivery of molecules and its relationship to photoacoustic pressure”, Advanced Healthcare Materials (2018) 7(5): 1701007:1-10 

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