Profile and Department: Assistant Professor, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
As we enter this era of more personalized and precise medicine, new technologies are needed that can sensitively, accurately and non-invasively detect molecular activities within the body over the course of an individual’s entire life. My lab’s research focuses on pioneering novel molecular and cellular imaging technologies that will hopefully meet these needs. We have a particular interest in improved monitoring of state-of-the-art cellular therapies for regenerative medicine, cancer and other diseases. To accomplish this we are investigating the development of novel gene-based platforms that strategically integrate activatable expression systems with both biofluid-based and multimodality imaging readouts. This work is at the interface of molecular and cell biology and imaging sciences and requires collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues to devise innovative solutions to some of today’s most difficult biomedical problems.