Clinical Associate Professor

ContactJun Lian

Phone: (984) 974-0400
Fax: (984) 974-8607


PhD (Biomedical Engineering) Case Western Reserve University (2001)

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Medical Physics) Stanford University (2003)

MS (Biophysics) Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997)

BS (Applied Physics) Tsinghua University (1994)

Board Certification

Therapeutic Radiological Physics (The American Board of Radiology) 2006

Honors and Awards

The Chaney Award for Excellence in Physics Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, UNC Chapel Hill, 2014

Editor’s pick, Medical Physics Journal, 2013

Top 10 most downloaded paper of Journal of Physiology, 2004

Whitaker Foundation Fellowship, 1997-2000

“Di Au” Graduates’ thesis competition of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2nd place, 1997

Excellent Graduate Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1995

Grants (Active)

  • “Impact and Compensation of Intrafractional Motion for Tomotherapy Sterotactic Body Radiaotherapy Treatment (SBRT)”, Accuray, 027214, 2017-2018. Principal Investigator
  • “Automatic pelvic organ delineation in prostate cancer treatment”, PI: Dr. Dinggang Shen, NIH 1R01CA206100, 2016-2021. Investigator


  • J. Lian, L.B. Marks, “Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer,” in Adaptive Radiation Therapy, page 293-311, edited by A.X. Li (CRC Press, 2011).
  • Y. Gao, Y. Shi, S. Liao, J. Lian*, D. Shen, “Image-Guided Radiotherapy with Machine Learning,” in Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology: Theory and Applications, page 157-192, edited by Issam El Naqa, Ruijiang Li and Martin J. Murphy (* senior author, Springer International Publishing, 2015).

Publications (.pdf)