I propose to develop a toolbox of genetically expressed photoacoustic reporters enabling pre-clinical photoacoustic imaging of tumour hypoxia alongside blood oxygenation and glycolysis. Understanding the relationship of blood oxygenation (measurable endogenously) to tissue hypoxia and other biological processes including glycolysis (requiring exogenous markers) will improve cancer treatment outcomes. The reporters could also provide insights into the biology of many other diseases.
- PhD in Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL (2010-2014)
- EPSRC fellowship, UCL (2014-2016)
- Postdoctoral research associate with Dr Sarah Bohndiek, University of Cambridge (2016-2017)
- Cambridge-Wellcome Trust fellowship, University of Cambridge (2017-2019)
Next destination: Assistant Professor, University College London, UK
Best conference attended so far:
TOPIM-TECH 2017, Crete