PhD Proposal by Daniela Santiesteban

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday November 15, 2016
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: MoSE 3201A
  • Phone:
  • URL:
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
Contact
No contact information submitted.
Summaries

Summary Sentence: Laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets as clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic agents

Full Summary: No summary paragraph submitted.

Daniela Santiesteban

Ph.D. Proposal Presentation

 

Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016

Time: 10:00AM

Location: MoSE 3201A

 

Committee Members:

Stanislav Emelianov, PhD (Advisor)

Laura Suggs, PhD

Krishnendu Roy, PhD

Andres Garcia, PhD

Susan Thomas, PhD

 

Abstract:

Laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets as clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic agents

Nanoparticles (NPs) have been touted as the key to revolutionizing medical diagnoses and therapy. However, NPs have struggled to fulfill their potential as theranostic agents in the clinic, often only functioning as therapeutic or diagnostic agents. The goal of the proposed work is to develop clinically relevant, image-guided nanoparticles that can be externally “activated” to allow for enhanced image contrast and widespread therapeutic effects. The nanoparticles, laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets, demonstrate potential to act as clinically relevant theranostic agents. Preliminary studies have demonstrated enhanced ultrasound and photoacoustic contrast in tissue models and in vivo, as well as therapeutic potential. The proposed work will further investigate PFCnDs for image-guided diagnosis and on-demand therapeutic capabilities for cancer and ischemic cardiovascular applications.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
No
Groups

Graduate Studies

Invited Audience
Public
Categories
Other/Miscellaneous
Keywords
Phd proposal
Status
  • Created By: Tatianna Richardson
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 7, 2016 - 10:28am
  • Last Updated: Nov 7, 2016 - 10:28am