Victor Bautista is a current Ph.D. student working with Dr. Jonathan Burns on research of radioisotopes for medical purposes. He spent the summer of 2018 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) working with the separation of Lu-177 from neutron irradiated ytterbium. Lu-177 attached to biological targeting molecules such as tumor-associated antibodies and peptides are under active investigations for radioimmunotherapy and was approved by the FDA in January 2018 for the treatment of somatostatin receptor positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). He will continue working with ORNL in developing new ways to separate Yb/Lu as part of his dissertation. Bautista received his B.S. in Physics from Angelo State University and his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Utah.
- J. King, S. Chirayath, E. Aboud, V. Bautista, P. Behne, H. Boo, R. Brownfield, J. Chisholm, K. Cook, A. Edwin, H. Kistle, P. O’Neal, E. Ordonez, M. Ramirez, S. Ricketts, R. Suh, "Safety Evaluation of a Spent Fuel Dry-Storage Canister with Various Fill Materials", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 120 (2019).