Jack Virostko joined The Center for Computational Oncology in the spring of 2016. Jack previously was a junior faculty member at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Jack received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Masters and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Jack also completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt which introduced him to the world of clinical and translational research.
Jack’s research focuses on developing and validating imaging tools that can interrogate aspects of tumor biology, and is particularly interested in tumor metabolism. He is interested in the nexus of cancer and diabetes and developing imaging tools that can unravel the link between these two diseases. While Jack is not a computational scientist per se, he is thrilled to be working with such an accomplished group of them and enjoys learning how imaging data can be used as the basis for mathematical models of disease.
In his spare time, Jack likes exploring Austin with his wife and three children and loves that he can swim laps outdoors year-round in Texas.