Cancer Imaging Laboratory

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Welcome to Dr. Kristine Glunde‘s Laboratory in the Division of Cancer Imaging Research (DCIR) within the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Our research focuses on molecular imaging of cancer. We are using a combination of molecular biology, cell biology, and multi-scale (microscopic to whole body) molecular imaging approaches to visualize molecular events that drive cancer growth, invasion, and metastasis.

Specific cancer-associated molecular events that we are investigating and imaging are the aberrant choline phospholipid metabolism in cancer, metabolic alterations in cancer in general, the degradome in cancer invasion and metastasis, the extracellular Collagen I matrix in cancerhypoxia-driven signaling pathways in cancer, and the premetastatic niche.