Dr. Yu Kuang

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-3555
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Health Physics
  • Research Fields: Medical Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Biological Biomarkers, Cancer Interventions
  • Disciplines: Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Biochemical Engineering, Engineering, Health Professions and Related Programs, Health/Medical Physics
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:NIH - National Institutes of Health, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Dr Kuang has been supervising a full spectrum of student body including postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, medical residents, Ph.D. students, master’s students, undergraduate students, and the students sponsored by NIH/NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP). The mentees’ main achievements include the Basic Science Abstract Award – Medical Physics Category from ASTRO, Travel Award for Developing Country Physicist from AAPM, IOMP Travel Award from World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, multiple oral presentations in AAPM and ESTRO annual meetings, and student research proposals funded by National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Award IIA-1301726.


Dr Kuang is currently the Lincy Endowed Assistant Professor and American Board Radiology board certified therapeutic medical physicist in the CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2009 and completed my medical physics postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan in 2010 and Stanford University in 2012. His clinical emphasis is on the routine external beam radiotherapy physics practice and SBRT techniques. His research focuses on the development and clinical integration of novel medical imaging devices with medical linear accelerator and proton therapy device; real-time image guided and adaptive radiation therapy; combining biological- and imaging- biomarkers for early detection of cancers and cancer Interventions; nanotechnology and its application in imaging and therapeutics; molecular imaging for radiation biology and clinical applications.