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!




Upcoming Events

Third Annual CaNCURE Co-op Showcase

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our third annual CaNCURE Co-op Showcase will feature talks and posters by the 2017 CaNCURE co-op students, all of whom have performed cutting edge nanomedicine research in laboratories across Boston.  We invite all faculty and students to join us on Dec 13 at Noon to celebrate the accomplishments of our Nanomedicine trainees! No registration is necessary […]

315 Shillman Hall, 12:00 PM

Mentor Spotlight

Ciprian Catana, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Radiology , HMS

Our laboratory seeks to improve the quantification of the PET data using the simultaneously acquired MR information in integrated MR-PET scanners. Students will have the opportunity to use advanced MR-PET methods to study the delivery, mechanism of action and effects of therapeutic agents in cancer patients.

Srinivas Sridhar, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, BioEng, & ChemEng, NEU

Our lab specializes in the development of nanoplatforms for cancer drug delivery and multi-modal contrast agents for simultaneous clinical imaging. Students will explore how multifunctional nanoparticles can offer potential benefits in wide range of applications such as in sensing, diagnostics, drug delivery, and image enhancement.

Trainee Spotlight

Adel Attari

Chemical Engineering, '19

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

Vivian Cheng

Health Science, '18

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

Ana Vazquez-Pagan

Biology, '19

Inhibiting DNA repair after nanoparticle-amplified radiation therapy

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