Kathy Ferrara, Simon Cherry and Angelique Louie from the Department of Biomedical Engineering all appeared on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” this afternoon to talk about their work on “personalized medicine.” (Recorded audio stream should be available on the show’s website shortly).
All three work on pushing the limits of medical imaging. Ferrara’s work in using microscopic bubbles loaded with anticancer drugs, that can be steered into location and broken open with ultrasound, was featured recently by CNN. Cherry has developed PET scanning machines with resolution fine enough to use with laboratory animals such as mice and rats. Louie is applying new imaging techniques to heart disease, lung diseases and retinal degeneration.