Jia-Ling Ruan

Radiotherapy expert and Oxford Sparks Ambassador

Jia-Ling Ruan is a senior postdoctoral researcher from the Department of Oncology at the University of Oxford. Before coming to the UK, she read biochemistry and electrical engineering at the National Taiwan University and then undertook her PhD training in bioengineering from the University of Washington in the USA. Jia-Ling is interested in tackling human diseases using bioengineering approaches. Her research in Oxford focuses on investigating the mechanism and application of FLASH radiation, a revolutionary radiotherapy technology that can cure cancer without little or no side effects. She also works on optimising cancer radiotherapy by smart drug delivery and modelling radiation-induced damage by organoids- and tissue-engineering