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Olivier Morin, Ph.D., M.B.A.


Dr. Olivier Morin is a physicist who specializes in medical imaging for treatment verification and advanced forms of radiosurgery, including 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic (SRS) radiosurgery. He also develops treatment plans for external beam radiation and Gamma Knife. Morin's research focuses on developing and implementing image guidance tools to improve the efficiency and reduce the side effects of radiation treatment. He is also responsible for the development and clinical implementation of the modulated arc total body irradiation technique.

Morin earned a Ph.D. in bioengineering in a joint program of the University of California, Berkeley and UCSF, and an M.B.A. in the management of new technology at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Subsequently, he completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCSF, where he is now an assistant professor in physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

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University of California, Berkeley, Physics 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Huang K, Le Jeannic H, Ruaudel J, Verma VB, Shaw MD, Marsili F, Nam SW, Wu E, Zeng H, Jeong YC, Filip R, Morin O, Laurat J. Optical Synthesis of Large-Amplitude Squeezed Coherent-State Superpositions with Minimal Resources. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Jul 10; 115(2):023602.
  2. Valdes G, Morin O, Valenciaga Y, Kirby N, Pouliot J, Chuang C. Use of TrueBeam developer mode for imaging QA. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2015; 16(4):5363.
  3. Gouraud B, Maxein D, Nicolas A, Morin O, Laurat J. Demonstration of a memory for tightly guided light in an optical nanofiber. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 May 8; 114(18):180503.
  4. Huang K, Le Jeannic H, Ruaudel J, Morin O, Laurat J. Microcontroller-based locking in optics experiments. Rev Sci Instrum. 2014 Dec; 85(12):123112.
  5. Morin O, Liu J, Huang K, Barbosa F, Fabre C, Laurat J. Quantum state engineering of light with continuous-wave optical parametric oscillators. J Vis Exp. 2014; (87).
  6. Morin O, Fabre C, Laurat J. Experimentally accessing the optimal temporal mode of traveling quantum light states. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Nov 22; 111(21):213602.
  7. Morin O, Bancal JD, Ho M, Sekatski P, D'Auria V, Gisin N, Laurat J, Sangouard N. Witnessing trustworthy single-photon entanglement with local homodyne measurements. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Mar 29; 110(13):130401.
  8. Morin O, D'Auria V, Fabre C, Laurat J. High-fidelity single-photon source based on a Type II optical parametric oscillator. Opt Lett. 2012 Sep 1; 37(17):3738-40.
  9. Held M, Kirby N, Morin O, Pouliot J. Dosimetric aspects of inverse-planned modulated-arc total-body irradiation. Med Phys. 2012 Aug; 39(8):5263-71.
  10. Kirby N, Held M, Morin O, Fogh S, Pouliot J. Inverse-planned modulated-arc total-body irradiation. Med Phys. 2012 May; 39(5):2761-4.
  11. André JB, Morin O. Questioning the cultural evolution of altruism. J Evol Biol. 2011 Dec; 24(12):2531-42.
  12. Faddegon BA, Aubin M, Bani-Hashemi A, Gangadharan B, Gottschalk AR, Morin O, Sawkey D, Wu V, Yom SS. Comparison of patient megavoltage cone beam CT images acquired with an unflattened beam from a carbon target and a flattened treatment beam. Med Phys. 2010 Apr; 37(4):1737-41.
  13. Sawkey D, Lu M, Morin O, Aubin M, Yom SS, Gottschalk AR, Bani-Hashemi A, Faddegon BA. A diamond target for megavoltage cone-beam CT. Med Phys. 2010 Mar; 37(3):1246-53.
  14. Aubry JF, Cheung J, Morin O, Beaulieu L, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. Investigation of geometric distortions on magnetic resonance and cone beam computed tomography images used for planning and verification of high-dose rate brachytherapy cervical cancer treatment. Brachytherapy. 2010 Jul-Sep; 9(3):266-73.
  15. Morin O, Aubry JF, Aubin M, Chen J, Descovich M, Hashemi AB, Pouliot J. Physical performance and image optimization of megavoltage cone-beam CT. Med Phys. 2009 Apr; 36(4):1421-32.
  16. Aubry JF, Cheung J, Morin O, Gottschalk A, Beaulieu L, Pouliot J. Correction of megavoltage cone-beam CT images of the pelvic region based on phantom measurements for dose calculation purposes. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009; 10(1):2852.
  17. Maltz JS, Gangadharan B, Vidal M, Paidi A, Bose S, Faddegon BA, Aubin M, Morin O, Pouliot J, Zheng Z, Svatos MM, Bani-Hashemi AR. Focused beam-stop array for the measurement of scatter in megavoltage portal and cone beam CT imaging. Med Phys. 2008 Jun; 35(6):2452-62.
  18. Descovich M, Morin O, Aubry JF, Aubin M, Chen J, Bani-Hashemi A, Pouliot J. Characteristics of megavoltage cone-beam digital tomosynthesis. Med Phys. 2008 Apr; 35(4):1310-6.
  19. Morin O, Grèzes J. What is "mirror" in the premotor cortex? A review. Neurophysiol Clin. 2008 Jun; 38(3):189-95.
  20. Morin O, Gillis A, Descovich M, Chen J, Aubin M, Aubry JF, Chen H, Gottschalk AR, Xia P, Pouliot J. Patient dose considerations for routine megavoltage cone-beam CT imaging. Med Phys. 2007 May; 34(5):1819-27.

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