L. Alan Bradshaw

Dr. L. Alan Bradshaw is the Director of Gastrointestinal SQUID Tehnology Laboratory (GIST)at Vanderbilt University medical center, where he is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Physics at Vanderbilt University. He is also chair of the Department of Physics at Lipscomb University. After obtaining his BS degree summa cum laude in 1990 from Abilene Christian University as a University Scholar, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in physics by Vanderbilt University in 1995, where he was the recipient of a university dissertation enhancement grant. In 1996 he was awarded a Young Investigator Award by the American Motility Society for his pioneering research in the field of noninvasive biomagnetic characterization of GI diseases. He is a co-recipient of the 2006 Nightingale Prize of the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine for his vector projection analysis method for biomagnetic fields. His current research interests include biomagnetic and bioelectric detection of gastrointestinal (GI) electrical activity and application of biomagnetic inverse methods to magnetic fields of the GI tract.