Several bioengineering faculty members conduct research in translational molecular imaging and diagnostics. These efforts involve the development of:
This area of research provides new insight into complex molecular and cellular dynamics, quantitative assessment of these processes to improve the early detection of disease, and the translation of nano, micro, and macro scale tools for targeted diagnostics and the controlled treatment of diseases. High-impact areas of research are centered on fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neurological, autoimmune, and genetic diseases.
These projects leverage the department’s unique capabilities in nanobiotechnology with the basic science and translational strengths of Rice research institutes and centers, as well as with collaborators at the Texas Medical Center and around the world.
Researchers in the Rice Department of Bioengineering that are involved in this field include: