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Mentor Spotlight

Robert A Cormack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology,

Our lab has shown that nanoparticles can enhance the effects of radiation therapy, thereby potentially improving patient outcomes. Students in this research group will explore ways to improve brachytherapy by developing new nanoparticle-based devices to enable minimally invasive means of delivering chemotherapeutic agents directly to tumors.

Georges El Fakhri, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology, HMS

The El Fakhri lab has pioneered novel approaches for quantitative SPECT and PET, and the objective assessment of oncologic images. Students will use quantitative methods to characterize and optimize the analysis of experimental nanoparticle-based imaging agents used in vivo.


Trainee Spotlight

Valentina Torres

Health Science, '21

Metabolite Quantification from Cancer Tissues using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Rodrigo Blanco Bravo

Bioengineering, '22

Multiplexed cellular fluorescent imaging in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) for different markers to predict patient specific response rates to immunotherapy and for mapping of the tumor microenvironment (TME).

Holly Chadwick

Behavioral Neuroscience, '23

In vivo investigation of the pathogenesis and development of pituitary adenomas in relation to the loss of MEG3 expression


 Get Involved

Interested in learning how nanomedicine is used to detect and treat cancer? Want to get involved in developing new nanotechnologies for the clinic? We are looking to match undergrads at Northeastern University with leading Boston researchers and clinicians for a six-month, hands-on research experience.  If you are thinking about a career in cancer science, engineering, or medicine, come get involved in the world’s first undergraduate program in cancer nanomedicine!  We have 9 upcoming openings for the January – June 2019 co-op period.  We will be accepting applications starting in September 2018 via NUcareers.

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