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This program focuses on development of fluorescence and Cerenkov optical imaging methods for detection of tumor metabolism and microenvironment in lung and breast cancer models. We concentrate on the synthesis and validation of near-infrared and radiolabeled contrast agents sensitive to alterations in lipid metabolism, tumor pH, and redox that occur during tumor development and in response to therapy. Our current efforts include the translation of optical probes for the intraoperative detection of tumor margins, and complete surgical resections in canine clinical trials of spontaneous lung cancers. 


Faculty And Staff

Edward J. (Jim) Delikatny, PhD

(Edward) Jim Delikatny, PhD

Research Professor of Radiology
Primary Investigator

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Anatoliy V. Popov, PhD

Anatoliy V. Popov, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Radiology

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Andrea Guzman

PhD Candidate
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Stefan Harmsen, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Radiology

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Michael Hart

PhD Candidate
Sofya Osharovich, PhD Candidate and Researcher, Delikatny Lab

Sofya Osharovich

PhD Candidate

Recent Publications

1. Liebov BK, et al. Nonprotecting Group Synthesis of a Phospholipase C Activatable Probe with an Azo-Free Quencher. ACS Omega, 3(6), 6867–6873 (2018).
2. Arlauckas SP, et al. Near Infrared Fluorescent Imaging of Choline Kinase Alpha Expression and Inhibition in Breast Tumors. Oncotarget, 8(10), 16518–16530 (2018).
3. Kachur AV, et al. Synthesis of F-18 Labeled Resazurin by Direct Electrophilic Fluorination. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 179, 136–141 (2015).  

Contact Us

Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group
317 Anatomy Chemistry Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-3105



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