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 molecular imaging approaches to investigate and visualize molecular events that drive cancer growth, invasion, and metastasis.

Please also visit the Johns Hopkins Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core (directed by Dr. Glunde) where our mission is to develop and share innovative matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging applications that enable biomedical discovery.

To learn about MALDI imaging, you can take our online course for beginners at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at

We have two postdoctoral fellow positions open in Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Cancer Metabolism.

We have two technologist positions open in the Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core.

Research Projects in Glunde Lab

Choline Metabolism in Cancer

Creatine Metabolism in Cancer

Molecular Imaging Mass Spectrometry

CEST MRI Applications

Premetastatic Niche