Northeastern University

Perform hands-on research in an

NCI-funded lab

Receive one-on-one mentoring

from clinicians and researchers

Faculty Mentors
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Our Mentors

Nathalie Y.R. Agar, MD

Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Develops & validates mass spectrometry imaging methodologies to study neuro-oncology and guide the care of patients affected by brain cancer. Students will have the opportunity to image drug and metabolite transit through the blood-brain barrier in pre-clinical animal models and clinical trial patients treated with targeted therapy, with the goal of developing new brain-penetrating agents.

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD

Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Focuses on translational research in multiple myeloma. Students will have the opportunity to characterize factors in the marrow microenvironment which allow tumor cell homing, growth and resistance to apoptosis in the marrow millieu in order to identify and validate next-generation novel small molecule and immune targeted therapies.

Tracy T. Batchelor, MD, MPH

Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Develops novel therapeutics for malignant primary brain tumors. Students will have the opportunity to image and characterize tumor markers of sensitivity and resistance to anti-angiogenic therapeutics, with the goal of defining and exploiting alternative pro-angiogenic targets.

Ross I Berbeco, PhD

Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Performs theoretical and experimental studies of systemically administered nanoparticles and their role in enhancing radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Students will have the opportunity to functionalize these particles with tumor-specific targeting moieties and study how this leads to localized disruption of the tumor vasculature.

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