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 January – June 2018 co-op period.  We will be accepting applications starting in September 2017 via NUcareers.

CaNCURE Co-op Showcase

The CaNCURE Team would like to send out a congratulations to the 7 trainees who completed their CaNCURE co-op this June! 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!




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Mentor Spotlight

Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology, HMS

Our group has extensive expertise in the photodynamic therapy of cancer, infections, and infectious disease, as well as targeted drug delivery using site-directed photochemistry. Students will participate in the design and testing of photoactivatable nanoparticles for the treatment of ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, or head and neck cancer.

Jeffrey M Karp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS, BWH

The Karp lab has developed biocompatible polymer-based biomaterials with strongly adhesive nano-texture that have the ability to conform to irregular-shaped surfaces. Students will study self-assembled hydrogels loaded with pro-drug as a controlled delivery system for treatment of brain tumors.

Trainee Spotlight

Christina Flavin

Mechanical Engineering, '20

Assessment of Atherosclerotic Changes using Ferumoxytol as MRI Contrast Agent

Victoria Dagostino

Bioengineering, '19

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

Adel Attari

Chemical Engineering, '19

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

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