Summer’s work is highlighted by WashU

By Christopher Pacia on February 24, 2021 in News

Summer’s recent paper on focused ultrasound-mediated intranasal brain drug delivery (FUSIN) was highlighted by the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. We’re very proud of Summer’s work towards the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Keep up the revolutionary research, Summer! You can read the whole post here.

Chen lab awarded $50k in LEAP funding!

By Christopher Pacia on January 13, 2021 in News

Dr. Hong Chen, Chris, and Lu are one of the winners in the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (LEAP) for their work in focused ultrasound-induced liquid biopsy. The goal of the project is to translate the noninvasive technique for blood-based molecular diagnosis of brain diseases. With the LEAP funding, there is additional capital to accelerate […]

Mack won the SfN Trainee Professional Development Award!

By Christopher Pacia on December 23, 2020 in News

Yaoheng (Mack) Yang was selected to receive the 2020 Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) for his work in sonogenetics. This is a highly competitive award given to undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research. Congratulations on the great achievement, Mack!

Chris was the top Emerging Investigator for 2020!

By Christopher Pacia on October 9, 2020 in News

Christopher Pacia won the award for the top Emerging Investigator for 2020 from the Imaging Elevated: Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators. He was one of the 10 featured presenters that showcased some of the brightest minds in radiology and imaging sciences. Congratulations! For more details on the symposium, please click here. Thank you to the organizers that […]

Dr. Chen is highlighted by ICTS!

By Christopher Pacia on October 7, 2020 in News

Dr. Chen talks about her fruitful involvement with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Through the resources provided by ICTS, Dr. Chen has worked with the Scientific Editing Service (SES) to strengthen grant applications and manuscripts, was the recipient for the Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP) award in 2019, and much more. […]

The Chen Ultrasound Lab takes IEEE IUS 2020

By Christopher Pacia on September 7, 2020 in News

The following Chen lab presentations will take place during the 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) to be held on September 6-11, 2020 online. 1868: Characterization of Focused Ultrasound- Mediated Brainstem Delivery of Intranasal Administered Agents to be presented by Dezhuang (Summer) Ye in the session MTH: Poster PM – Ultrasound Mediated Delivery II on Tuesday, September 8, […]

Chen Ultrasound Lab received $2.5 million from NIH NIBIB!

By Christopher Pacia on September 1, 2020 in News

  Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy (FUS-LBx). The research will build […]

The noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer with focused ultrasound

By Christopher Pacia on August 7, 2020 in News

Our paper titled “Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy in the brain of a porcine model” is published online in the Scientific Reports. See the article metrics here. See media reports below: Playing with bubbles for science: WashU researchers are developing a noninvasive way to diagnose brain cancer, August 6, 2020 Targeting ultrasound […]

Chen Ultrasound lab received $500,000 from the Charlie Teo Foundation!

By Christopher Pacia on July 9, 2020 in News

Dr. Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, will address the need for innovative approaches to treating pediatric brain cancer with a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Charlie Teo Foundation. Read more about how we will focus on delivering drugs […]

Congratulations to Dr. Chen for winning the ISTU Lizzi Award!

By Christopher Pacia on June 25, 2020 in News

Dr. Chen has joined esteemed company as one of the winners of the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award. Dr. Chen presented our seminal research on focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy during the inaugural International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound webinar. We are extremely proud that Dr. Chen continues to be a leader in the groundbreaking research that […]