PRTC

Disease Imaging and Therapy Lab

The Disease Imaging and Therapy Lab, led by Patrícia Ribeiro Pereira, PhD, centers on preclinical multimodal imaging to determine biological mechanisms by which some tumors do not respond to and/or develop resistance to cancer therapies. We then modulate tumor biology with the aim to convert non-responder tumors into responders. By combining basic tumor biology with preclinical knowledge and clinical needs, we aim to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Our People

The Disease Imaging and Therapy Lab adheres to a mentoring approach that combines effective communication, excellence in scientific performance, and an inclusive and diverse environment that fosters a collegial and collaborative atmosphere for all lab members.

Projects

Our lab uses biomolecules to deliver imaging or cytotoxic cargo, multimodal imaging to monitor the binding of molecular-targeted compounds, acute and temporal pharmacologic approaches to modulate tumor biology, and basic tumor biology combined with preclinical knowledge to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Lab Life

Lab social events, new team members and awards are just a few of the updates you’ll find here.