Cancer Technologies seeks to enhance our understanding and treatment options for cancer using the latest methods and approaches in engineering. The broad goals of Cancer Technologies are to apply the latest engineering methods and techniques (imaging, microfluidics, optogenetics) to enhance understanding and therapy for cancer.
Faculty working in this area seek to understand how cancer metastasizes by examining how cells migrate through tissue, enter the circulation, and exit at distant sites (lung, brain, liver, bone). In addition, faculty seek to develop novel imaging methods (ultrasound, photoacoustic) that can detect cancer at earlier stages, as well as provide information on the functional or metabolic state of the cancer.
Hongyu An - Radiology
MRI, MR physicis, sequence design, image reconstruction, PET/MR imaging, PET attenuation correction, motion correction
Kareem Azab - Radiation
Drug delivery, polymer conjugates, nanoparticles, lyposomes, targeted therapy, biodegradable polymeric emplants, medical devices, pharmaceutical sciences
Yong Wang- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Diffusion MRI and PET imaging; Noninvasive Electrophysiology Imaging; Cancer and Immunotherapy Imaging; Preterm Birth; Alzheimer's disease