Imaging Without Borders Lab

Research in the Imaging Without Borders Lab is focused on investigating the underlying mechanisms of disease using molecularly targeted imaging agents. We develop and utilize methodologies for imaging diseases, such as multiple myeloma, with high sensitivity and specificity. Our imaging probes are based on peptides, nanoparticles and antibodies, which — combined with nuclear, optical, and magnetic resonance imaging platforms — confer information in nano-, meso- and micro-scale.

Our People

The lab, led by Monica Shokeen, PhD, is an interdisciplinary group involved in various aspects of bench to bedside translation. We are fundamentally dedicated to education, diversity, discovery, innovation and clinical translation.


The Imaging Without Borders Lab is focused on developing novel approaches for imaging cancer, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. Our interdisciplinary research program is comprised of cancer biology, chemistry and engineering. 

Lab Life

A seminar series, outreach events and an annual picnic are just a few of the invaluable opportunities in our lab.