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 8 upcoming openings for the July – Dec 2018 co-op period.  We will be accepting applications starting in January 2018 via NUcareers.

CaNCURE Co-op Showcase

The CaNCURE Team would like to send out a congratulations to the 8 trainees who completed their CaNCURE co-op this December! We were so proud to see all your accomplishments at our third annual CaNCURE Nanomedicine Day and to learn that for many of you, this co-op was a career-defining experience!




Upcoming Events

Nanomagnetic Approaches for Vascular Healing and Cardiac Regeneration

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Boris Polyak, Ph.D. Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

121 Snell Library -- NEU, 3:25 PM

Mentor Spotlight

James A DeCaprio, M.D.

Professor of Medicine,

Using targeted mouse models, our lab studies host cell proteins that interact with polyoma virus oncoproteins. Students will study host perturbations following the systemic administration of synthetic viral nano-complexes in order to identify novel tumor suppressors and oncogenes in Merkel cell carcinoma.

Darrel J Irvine, Ph.D.

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering , MIT

Our laboratory has had a long-standing interest in use of engineered materials for enhancing cancer immunotherapy. Students will study how nanoparticle-based vaccines can control where and how cells of the immune system respond to tumor cells, with the goal of overcoming immunosuppression in solid tumors.

Trainee Spotlight

Evan Mun

Biochemistry, '20

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

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

Pamela Guerra

Cell and Molecular Biology, '21

Use of CT Texture Analysis for Characterization and Prognostication of Incidental Adnexal Lesions

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