CaNCURE Trainees

Neha Shankar

Health Science, '19

Development of Smart INCeRT Brachytherapy Spacers via PLGA and Docetaxel for Combined Chemo-Radiation Therapies in Prostate Cancer

Alexandra Jones

Health Sciences, \'19

Investigating the use of Feraheme to monitor the immune response by PET in general inflammation and specific immune cell populations

Evan Mun

Biochemistry, '20

Discovering the Genetic Mechanism of Enhanced Metastatic Colonization in SMAD4 Mutant Tumors

Kaitlin Moore

Health Science, '19

PDT and PIT with Chemotherapy for Treatment of 3D Ovarian Cancer Nodules Under Flow and Static Conditions

Justin Margolin

Health Science, '19

Evaluation of deep learning approaches in an integrated PET/MRI scanner to generate pelvis attenuation maps and characterize prostate cancer

Vadim Molla

Health Sciences, '16

MCT1 Transporter Inhibition of IMR90 Cells Expressing Inducible Merkel Cell Carcinoma Small T Antigen

Tom Licata

Health Sciences, '18

Protein-encapsulated nanoparticles for oral delivery of anti-mitotic agents in prostate cancer

Nicholas LoRocco

Biochemistry, '20

Quantitative Multimodal Imaging of Tumor Response to Radiation

Victoria Dagostino

Bioengineering, '19

Development of a Point of Care Assay for Detecting High Risk HPV in Resource Limited Settings

Muizz Zaman

Biology, '18

Radiotherapeutic synergism of thermogelling cisplatin-loaded polymers for cervical cancer treatment

Zoe Bishop

Biochemistry, '18

Small T Antigen Effect on Mitotic Proteins B-Myb and FOXM1

Zachary Silber

Health Science, '17

Combined delivery of targeted liposomal chemotherapeutics and photodynamic therapy to treat pancreatic cancer

Vivian Cheng

Health Science, '18

Delivery of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles via Biodegradable PLGA Dissolving Microneedles for Sustainable Release

Nicholas Martin

Health Sciences, '16

Pharmacokinetic analysis of changes in temozolomide distribution after antiangiogenic treatment of glioblastoma

Oliver Cervantes

Biology, '16

Software with built-in neuroanatomy atlas provides insight into cancer treatment

Sarah Sherman

Biology/English, '17

Tracking pancreatic adenocarcinoma response to treatment using targeted, multi-modal nanoparticles

Rowena Rajan

Cell and Molecular Bio, '18

Development of a novel nanogel for non-invasive transdermal delivery of cancer vaccines using hyaluronic acid

Rachel Fontana

Biochemistry, '16

Capture of circulating tumor DNA through the use of biotinylated poly-lysine affixed to gold nanoparticles

Rachael Sverdlove

Biology, '19

Analysis of DREAM and E2F1 Competition for Cell Cycle Promoters during G1.

Soleil Doggett

Biology, '16

Erythropoietin improves antitumor immune response through reversal of the hypoxic tumor microenvironment

Morgan Krush

Health Sciences, '17

Optimizing murine cells for in vitro modeling of high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Thomas Hanlon

Health Sciences, '17

Uptake and localization of nanoparticles in prostate and lung cancer cells as a function of time and nanoparticle type

Sonali Rodrigues

Behavioral Neurosci., '16

Co-delivery of antibiotics and topoisomerase inhibitors to overcome chemoresistance

Noelle Castilla Ojo

Behavioral Neurosci, '17

Localized chemo- and chemo-radiation for the treatment of prostate cancer

Lucas Rohrer

Health Sciences, '17

Digital diffraction diagnostics for lymphoma and HPV

Connor Elkhill

Biomedicial Physics, '17

Implementation of novel MR-based attenuation correction in PET/MR pelvic scans

Cicely Krebill

Biology, '19

Assessment of neoadjuvant therapy-induced atherosclerotic changes using ferumoxytol-enhanced MR imaging

Christina Flavin

Mechanical Engineering, '20

Assessment of Atherosclerotic Changes using Ferumoxytol as MRI Contrast Agent

Craig Pille

Health Sciences, '16

Nano-plasmonic exosome (nPLEX) assays for exosome analysis and antibody validation

Dena Guo

Physics, '17

Longitudinal assessment of tumor heterogeneity during immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma

Grace Grifferty

Biochemistry, '18

Identification of novel therapeutic targets of the Notch1 signaling pathway

Melissa Templeton

Health Sciences, '16

T1-weighted imaging of primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma using magnetic ferumoxytol nanoparticles

Deniz Ozisik

Biology/Math, '17

Biological mechanisms of gold nanoparticle-enhanced radiation therapy of prostate cancer

Chris Li

Health Science, '18

The Assessment and Comparison of Ferumoxtran as Contrast Imaging Agent in Patients with Pancreatic Cancers.

Bryce Delgado

Biochemistry, '18

Injectable thermogelling cisplatin-loaded hydrogels for combined chemo-radiation therapy in cervical cancer

Ana Vazquez-Pagan

Biology, '19

Inhibiting DNA repair after nanoparticle-amplified radiation therapy

Amanda Stroiney

Behavioral Neurosci., '16

Clinical immunotherapy application in metastatic glioblastoma

Alec Plotkin

Chemical Engineering, '18

Nanoencapsulation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and their effects on pathway inhibition

Annie Bryant

Behavioral Neurosci, '19

Assessing the reproducibility of MRI-based brain tumor measurements between both observers and MRI vendors

Ann Marie Billig

Health Science, '18

miRNA analysis in mouse model of metastatic breast cancer. (Proj 2) The inhibition of PD-L1 on a Pan02 cell line w/ siRNA-nanodrug & gemcitabine treatment

Bryan Kynnap

Health Sciences, '16

Identifying genomic and compound dependencies in undifferentiated sarcomas

Brian Cortese

Biochemistry, '19

Development of PSMA-targeting nanoparticles for positron emitting tomography imaging in prostate cancer using animal models

Austin Barrett

Health Science, '18

Co-delivery of protective substrate and chemotherapy drugs via lipid Bilayer Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles

Jennifer Hayashi

Behavioral Neurosci, '17

Radiation enhancement in cancer cells using gold and gadolinium nanoparticles

Gabby Brauner

Health Science, '18

Online monitoring and image-guided treatment of chemoresistant micrometastases

Kevin Lema

Bioengineering, '18

Nanomedicine for Safe Healing of Bone Trauma

Jeremy Thong

Nursing, '16

Combined Cisplatin and Olaparib nanoparticles for ovarian cancer therapy

Linda Wiinberg

Health Sciences, '16

Mechanistic and modeling studies of lipid nanoemulsions impact on oral lapatinib absorption

Adel Attari

Chemical Engineering, '19

In vivo imaging of targeted drug delivery to HER2 positive cancer cells

Meghan Jastrzembski

Health Sciences, '17

Investigating the use of iron chelator deferoxamine (DFO)-bearing PEG-like nanoprobes as a multifunctional agent for cancer therapy and PET imaging

Marisa Wozniak

Health Sciences, '18

Targeting WASp using Wiskostatin-gold nanoparticles

Karen Odreman

Health Sciences, '16

Targeting CXCR4/SDF-1a using phytochemicals to inhibit progression and metastasis of pancreatic cancer

Kevin Narang

Chemical Engineering, '16

Optimization of macrophage-targeted nanoparticles for positron emission tomography imaging in cancer

Joseph Nneji

Biochemistry, '16

Quantification of SPION accumulation in tumors using positive-contrast MRI

Jordan Harris

Chemical Engineering, '17

Surface-targeting, ligand-switching nanoparticles for mitochondrial drug delivery in prostate cancer

John Berrigan

Health Science, '18

Use of a Triblock Copolymer Hydrogel for Controlled Release of Cisplatin and BMN-673

Julia Hannigan

Health Sciences, '16

Iron-chelating PEG-like nanoprobes as therapeutic and 89Zr/PET imaging agents

“I have been able to work on a project focused on studying novel cell lines generated from patient with rare undifferentiated sarcomas in children, but also have had the opportunity to shadow in the clinic on a couple of occasions. This experience has awoken the idea of possibly pursing a career as a physician scientist and/or many other options that I had not considered in the past as career choices.”  More… 

Bryan Kynnap, Health Sciences, ’16