July 2022: Key joins us as a Research Technician!

June 2022: Will, Zach, and Abbey join us as summer students!

June 2022: It is our 1 year lab anniversary!

June 2022: Thank you to the Siteman Cancer Center for funding our work. We are very grateful to have been awarded a Pre-R01 SIP

June: Our publication “PET/CT imaging with a 18F-labeled galactodendritic unit in a galectin-1 overexpressing orthotopic bladder cancer model” received The Alavi-Mandell Award

May 2022: We just received a new grant! Thank you to The Elsa Pardee Foundation for funding our work

May 2022: Our publication “Immuno-PET Detects Changes in Multi-RTK Tumor Cell Expression Levels in Response to Targeted Kinase Inhibition” received The Alavi-Mandell Award

May 2022: Dr. Patricia Pereira was elected to the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (CMIIT) Board of Directors

May 2022: Check our latest work “Caveolin-1 temporal modulation enhances antibody drug efficacy in heterogeneous gastric cancer” and blog post on this topic

April 2022: Dr. Sandeep Surendra Panikar received a Best Poster Award at the Oncologic Imaging Program 2022. Congratulations, Sandeep!

April 2022: Will Smith received a uStar Summer Fellowship and will be joining us in the summer for 8 weeks. Congratulations, Will!

April 2022

April 2022: Relay For Life 2022

March 2022: Zach was selected to receive a Summer Undergraduate Research Award! Congratulations, Zach!

March 2022: Our review “Antibody-PET of receptor tyrosine kinase interplay and heterogeneity” is online and is part of the special issue “Women in Radiopharmaceutical/Radiochemical Sciences”.

March 2022: Thank you Cancer Research Foundation for funding our work on “Temporal control over endocytosis to convert cancer immunotherapy non-responders to responders”

March 2022: Abbey was selected as an MIR Summer Research participant for this summer! Congratulations, Abbey!

March 1st, 2022: Start day for Emma as a Postdoctoral Fellow

March 2022: Check out our just accepted publication on the use of antibody-PET to image EGFR-expressing orthotopic bladder tumors

February 2022: February in the lab starts with our first PhD rotation students! Welcome Sean and Rachel

Patricia was highlighted on the GMTEC’s homepage of “spotlight on past trainees”

January 2022: Abbey and Zach were accepted for the Bio 200/500 independent research course. Congrats to both of them!

January 2022: Dr. Pereira gave two talks during the PET-RTRC Annual Workshop & Scientific Session; she presented two research topics of the lab on how we can use molecular imaging techniques to visualize biological processes of tumor resistance:
“PET Imaging of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment”
“Antibody Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer Imaging and Therapy”

January 2022: Happy New Year!

November 2021: Our lab was awarded a 2022 American Cancer Society – Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) for our newest project, “Clicking Antibodies on the Cell Surface to Reverse Drug Resistance in Cancer” 

September 2021: Our labs are up and running!!!

August 16th, 2021: Anusha was accepted for the Bio 200/500 independent research course. Congrats Anusha!

August 2nd, 2021: Start day for Sandeep as a Postdoctoral Fellow
June 16th, 2021: Start day for Nai as a Research Technician

Check out the Press Release about our work of imaging multi-RTK in tumors: Immuno-PET Can Give Physicians Early Insight into Tumor Response to Targeted Therapy

Check out the Press Release about our work on imaging HER2+ tumors: Advances in Breast and Gastric Cancer Research Presented for the First Time at the 2018 World Molecular Imaging Congress