66

Trainees

22

Publications

108

Presentations

30

Awards

“CaNCURE has granted me the opportunity to conduct independent cancer research, by providing me with a strong foundational education in nanomedicine as well as exceptionally experienced mentorship.”

Joseph Nneji, Biochemistry, ’16

Current Trainees

Mostafa Abdelhalim

Biochemistry, '21

Targeted Delivery of Liposomes using PARP Inhibitors to Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Daem Celestin

Cell and Molecular Biology, '21

The Nano-plasmonic Exosome (nPLEX) Assay for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Diagnosis and Prognosis


Rreze Grajcevci

Health Sciences, '21

Analyzing metastasis through targeted miRNA nanotherapy in aggressive breast cancer


Adrienne Orriols

Behavioral Neuroscience, '19

Characterization of Nano-Dinaciclib in Combination with Nano-Talazoparib for the Treatment of Breast Cancer


Nidhi Shankar

Health Science, '19

Molecular Analysis of Plasma Vesicles for Early Pancreatic Cancer Detection


Vivian Zhang

Chemical Eng / Biochemistry, '21

Creating Animal Models of High-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Cells


Past Trainees

Sherrie Wang

Health Sciences, '19

Characterization of Targeted PARP-inhibitor Nanoformulations In Vitro and In Vivo


Patrick Sheedy

Health Sciences, '19

Investigation of a miRNA associated with cancer metastasis. Proj 2-Development of a novel nanoparticle for MPI analysis of thromboses


Pamela Guerra

Cell and Molecular Biology, '21

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


Neha Shankar

Health Science, '19

Development of Smart INCeRT Brachytherapy Spacers via PLGA and Docetaxel for Combined Chemo-Radiation Therapies in Prostate Cancer


Kaitlin Moore

Health Science, '19

PDT and PIT with Chemotherapy for Treatment of 3D Ovarian Cancer Nodules Under Flow and Static Conditions


Justin Margolin

Health Science, '19

Evaluation of deep learning approaches in an integrated PET/MRI scanner to generate pelvis attenuation maps and characterize prostate cancer


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


Vivian Cheng

Health Science, '18

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


Victoria Dagostino

Bioengineering, '19

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


Rachael Sverdlove

Biology, '19

Analysis of DREAM and E2F1 Competition for Cell Cycle Promoters during G1.


Kevin Lema

Bioengineering, '18

Nanomedicine for Safe Healing of Bone Trauma


Christina Flavin

Mechanical Engineering, '20

Assessment of Atherosclerotic Changes using Ferumoxytol as MRI Contrast Agent


Ana Vazquez-Pagan

Biology, '19

Inhibiting DNA repair after nanoparticle-amplified radiation therapy


Adel Attari

Chemical Engineering, '19

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


Nicholas LoRocco

Biochemistry, '20

Quantitative Multimodal Imaging of Tumor Response to Radiation


Gabby Brauner

Health Science, '18

Online monitoring and image-guided treatment of chemoresistant micrometastases


Austin Barrett

Health Science, '18

Co-delivery of protective substrate and chemotherapy drugs via lipid Bilayer Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles


Ann Marie Billig

Health Science, '18

miRNA analysis in mouse model of metastatic breast cancer. (Proj 2) The inhibition of PD-L1 on a Pan02 cell line w/ siRNA-nanodrug & gemcitabine treatment


Chris Li

Health Science, '18

The Assessment and Comparison of Ferumoxtran as Contrast Imaging Agent in Patients with Pancreatic Cancers.


Brian Cortese

Biochemistry, '19

Development of PSMA-targeting nanoparticles for positron emitting tomography imaging in prostate cancer using animal models


John Berrigan

Health Science, '18

Use of a Triblock Copolymer Hydrogel for Controlled Release of Cisplatin and BMN-673


Muizz Zaman

Biology, '18

Radiotherapeutic synergism of thermogelling cisplatin-loaded polymers for cervical cancer treatment


Rowena Rajan

Cell and Molecular Bio, '18

Development of a novel nanogel for non-invasive transdermal delivery of cancer vaccines using hyaluronic acid


Alec Plotkin

Chemical Engineering, '18

Nanoencapsulation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and their effects on pathway inhibition


Deniz Ozisik

Biology/Math, '17

Biological mechanisms of gold nanoparticle-enhanced radiation therapy of prostate cancer


Cicely Krebill

Biology, '19

Assessment of neoadjuvant therapy-induced atherosclerotic changes using ferumoxytol-enhanced MR imaging


Thomas Hanlon

Health Sciences, '17

Uptake and localization of nanoparticles in prostate and lung cancer cells as a function of time and nanoparticle type


Connor Elkhill

Biomedicial Physics, '17

Implementation of novel MR-based attenuation correction in PET/MR pelvic scans


Annie Bryant

Behavioral Neurosci, '19

Assessing the reproducibility of MRI-based brain tumor measurements between both observers and MRI vendors


Lucas Rohrer

Health Sciences, '17

Digital diffraction diagnostics for lymphoma and HPV


Zachary Silber

Health Science, '17

Combined delivery of targeted liposomal chemotherapeutics and photodynamic therapy to treat pancreatic cancer


Morgan Krush

Health Sciences, '17

Optimizing murine cells for in vitro modeling of high-grade serous ovarian cancer


Tom Licata

Health Sciences, '18

Protein-encapsulated nanoparticles for oral delivery of anti-mitotic agents in prostate cancer


Zoe Bishop

Biochemistry, '18

Small T Antigen Effect on Mitotic Proteins B-Myb and FOXM1


Bryce Delgado

Biochemistry, '18

Injectable thermogelling cisplatin-loaded hydrogels for combined chemo-radiation therapy in cervical cancer


Meghan Jastrzembski

Health Sciences, '17

Investigating the use of iron chelator deferoxamine (DFO)-bearing PEG-like nanoprobes as a multifunctional agent for cancer therapy and PET imaging


Marisa Wozniak

Health Sciences, '18

Targeting WASp using Wiskostatin-gold nanoparticles


Kevin Narang

Chemical Engineering, '16

Optimization of macrophage-targeted nanoparticles for positron emission tomography imaging in cancer


Grace Grifferty

Biochemistry, '18

Identification of novel therapeutic targets of the Notch1 signaling pathway


Jennifer Hayashi

Behavioral Neurosci, '17

Radiation enhancement in cancer cells using gold and gadolinium nanoparticles


Noelle Castilla Ojo

Behavioral Neurosci, '17

Localized chemo- and chemo-radiation for the treatment of prostate cancer


Sarah Sherman

Biology/English, '17

Tracking pancreatic adenocarcinoma response to treatment using targeted, multi-modal nanoparticles


Dena Guo

Physics, '17

Longitudinal assessment of tumor heterogeneity during immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma


Oliver Cervantes

Biology, '16

Software with built-in neuroanatomy atlas provides insight into cancer treatment


Bryan Kynnap

Health Sciences, '16

Identifying genomic and compound dependencies in undifferentiated sarcomas


Soleil Doggett

Biology, '16

Erythropoietin improves antitumor immune response through reversal of the hypoxic tumor microenvironment


Rachel Fontana

Biochemistry, '16

Capture of circulating tumor DNA through the use of biotinylated poly-lysine affixed to gold nanoparticles


Amanda Stroiney

Behavioral Neurosci., '16

Clinical immunotherapy application in metastatic glioblastoma


Karen Odreman

Health Sciences, '16

Targeting CXCR4/SDF-1a using phytochemicals to inhibit progression and metastasis of pancreatic cancer


Linda Wiinberg

Health Sciences, '16

Mechanistic and modeling studies of lipid nanoemulsions impact on oral lapatinib absorption


Jordan Harris

Chemical Engineering, '17

Surface-targeting, ligand-switching nanoparticles for mitochondrial drug delivery in prostate cancer


Julia Hannigan

Health Sciences, '16

Iron-chelating PEG-like nanoprobes as therapeutic and 89Zr/PET imaging agents


Jeremy Thong

Nursing, '16

Combined Cisplatin and Olaparib nanoparticles for ovarian cancer therapy


Vadim Molla

Health Sciences, '16

MCT1 Transporter Inhibition of IMR90 Cells Expressing Inducible Merkel Cell Carcinoma Small T Antigen


Melissa Templeton

Health Sciences, '16

T1-weighted imaging of primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma using magnetic ferumoxytol nanoparticles


Craig Pille

Health Sciences, '16

Nano-plasmonic exosome (nPLEX) assays for exosome analysis and antibody validation


Sonali Rodrigues

Behavioral Neurosci., '16

Co-delivery of antibiotics and topoisomerase inhibitors to overcome chemoresistance


Nicholas Martin

Health Sciences, '16

Pharmacokinetic analysis of changes in temozolomide distribution after antiangiogenic treatment of glioblastoma


Joseph Nneji

Biochemistry, '16

Quantification of SPION accumulation in tumors using positive-contrast MRI