Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agents

Molecular imaging techniques directly or indirectly monitor and record the spatio-temporal distribution of molecular or cellular processes for biochemical, biological, diagnostic or therapeutic applications. With several ongoing collaborations with scientists and physicians across the NYU Washington Square and School of Medicine campuses, the ultimate goal of this project is to develop tools for the in vivo visualization of the expression of molecular phenomena. In connection with shorter-term projects related to this goal, we have constructed targeted, multimodal, contrast agents with polyvalent nanoparticle platforms including dendrimers and viral particles.

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