Background and activities
My research focus is on multimodal imaging of tumor blood vessels, which deliver the nutrients and oxygen that are essential to tumor growth. Many of the cancer drugs being developed target the tumor vasculature or inhibit angiogenesis, the growth of new vessels. The aim of my postdoc project is to use MRI and CT imaging to evaluate the anti-angiogenic effects of a new drug in a preclinical breast cancer model. I am also working on developing MRI methods of vascular imaging for improved cancer treatment monitoring.
- Preclinical MRI and CT
- Image processing and analysis
- Programming: Matlab, ImageJ
- PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2008-2014
- BSE in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2004-2008
For a complete publication list, please see my ORCID profile.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Diffusion-weighted MRI for early detection and characterization of prostate cancer in the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate model. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. vol. 43 (5).
- (2016) Anti-angiogenic therapy affects the relationship between tumor vascular structure and function: a correlation study between micro-CT angiography and DCE-MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
- (2016) Anti-vascular effects of the cytosolic phospholipase A2 inhibitor AVX235 in a patient-derived basal-like breast cancer model. BMC Cancer. vol. 16:191.
- (2016) T2-weighted MRI-derived textural features reflect prostate cancer aggressiveness: preliminary results. European Radiology.
- (2015) MRI Reveals the in Vivo Cellular and Vascular Response to BEZ235 in Ovarian Cancer Xenografts with Different PI3-Kinase Pathway Activity. British Journal of Cancer. vol. 112 (3).
- (2015) Controlling the self-assembly and optical properties of gold nanoclusters and gold nanoparticles biomineralized with bovine serum albumin. RSC Advances. vol. 5 (122).