HHMI Mentors

If interested in contacting any of the programs below for mentorship, please contact Audrey Ford.

Interventional Oncology Laboratory at Northwestern

Lead: Andrew Larson, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Center for Translational Imaging

The Interventional Oncology Laboratory, directed by Andrew Larson specializes in the pre-clinical development and clinical translation of image-guided cancer therapies. Specific research interests include the development of IO therapies for liver and pancreatic cancer along with associated imaging techniques for treatment planning and follow-up monitoring of therapy response. Current multi-disciplinary research efforts include the development and validation of innovative transcatheter approaches for targeted drug and brachytherapy delivery (drug eluting microspheres, nanotechnology, radioembolization microspheres), tissue ablation technology (photothermal and irreversible electroporation approaches), and targeted delivery of cellular and peptide-based immunotherapy.

Vascular and Interventional Translational Lab at Mayo Clinic

Lead: Sanjay Misra, MD, FSIR
Professor of Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Translational Lab at Mayo Clinic

The Vascular and Interventional Translational Lab at Mayo Clinic is interested in the developing translational therapies to treat venous stenosis formation associated with hemodialysis graft failure and developing nano imaging and nano drug delivery for acute kidney injury. Consisting of an 800 square foot laboratory is complete with a cell culture room and a microsurgical room with state of the art molecular biology capabilities.  There are two technicians and three post doctoral fellows who work in the laboratory.