Welcome to Moffitt Cancer Center
 
Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism

The Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism was initiated in April 2008 with the hiring of Drs. Robert A. Gatenby and Robert J. Gillies as chair and vice-chair of Radiology. 

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Members

Faculty


Robert Gillies, PhD
Robert Gatenby, MD
David Morse, PhD
Ariosto Silva, PhD
Habin Tian, PhD







Researchers

Kate Bailey, PhD
Yoganand Balagurunathan, PhD
Tingan (Anna) Chen, PhD
Allison Cohen, PhD
Jessica Cunningham
Mehdi Damaghi, PhD
Tuhin Das, PhD
Prasanta Dutta, PhD
Veronica Estrella, MS
Pedro Enriquez Navas, PhD
Parastou Foroutan, PhD
Libia Garcia
Olya Grove, PhD
Yuhua Gu, PhD
Sabrina Hasan

Arig Ibrahim Hashim, MD
Xuan Huang, PhD
Yoli Jeune-Smith, PhD
Yoonseok Kam, PhD
Zayar Khin
Kimberly Luddy
Gary Martinez, PhD
Valerie Moberg
Matthew Mills
Amanda Shanks Huynh, MS
Hemachander Subramanian, PhD
Narges Tafreshi, PhD
Daniel Verduzco, PhD
Hua Wang, PhD
Jonathan Wojtkowiak, PhD
Liping Xu, PhD
Staff

Connie Schmitt

Candace Kurtz
Geri Rodriguez










Robert Gillies Robert J. Gillies, PhD
Senior Member
Vice-chair Radiology and
Director, Experimental Imaging Program


Phone: 813-745-8355,
Email:
Personal Website: Research Interests:
Tumor microenvironment, Imaging biomarkers for therapy, tumor targeting ligands
 

Robert Gatenby Robert A. Gatenby, MD
Senior Member
Chair, Department of Integrative Mathematical Oncology and Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Phone: 813-745-2843,
Email:
Personal Website: Research Interests:
Mathematical modeling of tumor, Tumor imaging
 

David Morse David Morse, PhD
Assistant member,

Department of Molecular Imaging
Assistant Professor at USF
Lab Director


Phone: 813-745-8948,
Email:

 


Ariosto Silva Ariosto Silva, PhD
Assistant Member

Phone: 813-745-8205,
Email:
Personal Website: http://www.i-genics.com/
Research Interests:
His recent work is focused on the progression and mechanisms of resistance to therapy in Multiple Myeloma, a rare incurable disease where hematologic cancer cells proliferate and take control of the bone marrow. His goal is to use computational models fed by in vitro experiments and clinical specimens to predict optimized forms of therapy by combining drugs in “evolutionarily enlightened” protocols.
 


Haibin Tian Haibin Tian, PhD
Assistant Member
Director of PET Radiochemistry

Phone: 813-745-6715,
Email:
Personal Website:
Research Interests:

The primary research focus is to involve working with Investigational New Drugs in collaboration with faculty in Radiology and Experimental Therapeutics and drug discovery. Support for this effort will be through therapeutic (e.g. RTOG, SWOG) or radiological (ACRIN) cooperative groups, and industrial contracts.

 


Kate Bailey Kate Bailey, PhD
Research Associate

Phone: 813-745-8169,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Yoganand Balagurunathan Yoganand Balagurunathan, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-1367,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
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Tingan (Anna) Chen Tingan Chen, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-6167,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:
Investigation tumor microenvironment by using mice dorsal would chamber technique




Allison Cohen Allison Cohen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-4659,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Jessica Cunningham Jessica Cunningham
Research Associate

Phone: 813-434-3552,
Email:






Mehdi Damaghi Mehdi Damaghi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-4658,
Email:

Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:
1- Physical forces and micro-environmental factors that play roles in cancer progression and evolution.
2- Proteomics based biomarker discovery for imaging, diagnosis, and therapy of cancer.




Tuhin Das Tuhin Das, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-5187,
Email:






Prasanta Dutta
Prasanta Dutta, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-4658,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:

DNP/Hyperpolarization induced MRS/I for in-vivo metabolic imaging of Cancer, MR Physics, Nanoparticles based multimodal imaging contrast agents, Molecular & Cellular Imaging.


Veronica Estrella Veronica Estrella, MS
Research Associate

Phone: 813-745-8169,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:
Visualization of Primary Mouse Xenograft in Dorsal Window Chambers/ Rat Fat Micro-fragment Project, Acetazolamide and cancer growth – Systemic Acidosis, Intracellular Electric Field, Intracellular pH



Pedro Enriquez Navas Pedro Enriquez Navas, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-1417,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a



Parastou Foroutan Parastou Foroutan, PhD
Staff Scientist

Phone: 813-745-5196,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:



Libia.Garcia@moffitt.org


Libia Garcia Libia Garcia
Research Assistant I

Phone: 813-745-4659,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Olya Grove Olya Grove, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-3680,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Yuhua Gu Yuhua Gu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-6697,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:
Medical Image analysis, Radiomics, Image processing, Data Mining, Machine learning





Sabrina Hasan Sabrina Hasan
Research Associate

Phone: 813-745-1145,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:



Arig Ibrahim Hashim Arig Ibrahim Hashim, MD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-5187,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Xuan Huang Xuan Huang, Phd
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-5466
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Yoli Jeune-Smith Yoli Jeune-Smith, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-8142,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Yoonseok Kam Yoonseok Kam, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-8760,
Email:
Personal Websites: n/a
Research Interests:
The role of heterogeneity for radio- and drug-resistance, cell-to-cell and cell-to-microenvironment interactions in a heterogeneous cell population, in silico model development for the tumor heterogeneity.



Amanda Shanks Huynh Amanda Shanks Huynh, MS
Research Associate

Phone: 813-745-5187,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests: : the identification, development, and characterization of novel gene-targeted ligands for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer-by developing and employing in vitro HTS assays, in vivo cancer models, and imaging methodologies.




Zayar Khin Zayar Khin
Research Associate

Phone:813-745-7814
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:


Kimberly Luddy Kimberly Luddy
Research Associate II

Phone: 813-745-7155,
Email:






Gary Martinez Gary Martinez, PhD
Core Staff Scientist

Phone: 813-745-4582,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests
MRI biomarkers of cancer, tumor microenvironment pH with MRI, hyperpolarized MRI of cancer, MRI methodology




Valerie Moberg Valerie Moberg
Research Associate
Phone: 813-745-5187,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:




Matthew Mills Matthew Mills
Research Associate

Phone:
Email:






Hemachander Subramanian Hemachander Subramanian, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-2705,
Email: Hemachander.Subramanian@moffitt.org
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:






Narges Tafreshi Narges Tafreshi, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-8142,
Email: Narges.Tafreshi@moffitt.org
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:
Molecular imaging of cancers, development of targeted anti-cancer and theragnostic agents





Daniel Verduzco Daniel Verduzco, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-4658,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:






Hua Wang Hua Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 813-745-5413,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:






Jonathan Wojtkowiak Jonathan Wojtkowiakk, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-1139,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:

Presently, he is conducting research to identify novel adaptive phenotypes cancer cells acquire following exposure to various conditions of the physical tumor microenvironment.  His primary area of focus is monitoring cellular survival mechanisms and cell metabolism of breast cancer cells in response to extracellular acidosis.     


Liping Xu Liping Xu, PhD
Research Scientist

Phone: 813-745-8142,
Email:
Personal Website: n/a
Research Interests:





Connie Schmitt Connie Schmittt
Grant Administrator

Phone: 813-745-6563,
Email:






Candace Kurtz Candace Kurtz
Management Assistant

Phone: 813-745-6681,
Email:






Geri Rodriguez Geri Rodriguez
Research Administrative Associate

Phone: 813-745-7376,
Email: geraldine.rodriguez@moffitt.org





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3/5/2014: Jasmine Oliver was selected to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physiology or Medicine, in Lindau Germany from June 29th - July 4th this summer.



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11/2012: The Radiomics Workshop report 2012 is available[View]



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Abstract accepted for WMIC 2012: Characterization of Multivalent Targeted Molecular Imaging Probes



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Allison Cohen's abstract accepted for WMIC 2012: Discovery of Cell-Surface Markers for Molecular Imaging of Lung Cancer