Nicole Chernavsky worked as a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. She was a part of a collaborative project between the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation and the Department of Radiation Oncology – integrating a small-profile diagnostic-quality CT scanner into image-guided radiation therapy. Specific goals include improving the accuracy of deformable image registration and laying the foundation for adaptive radiation therapy. Her previous research experience includes investigating stem cell replacement therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and designing a biosynthetic pathway for the production of indigo. Outside the lab, Nicole enjoys backpacking and performing with her piano trio Chordae Tendineae.