Rehab Amin, PhD
Visiting Researcher
I received my PhD degree from the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt and I am a faculty member there. Presently, my research at Wellman Center focuses on developing Photodynamic therapy for treatment and diagnosis of infectious disease both in vitro and/or in vivo. I am also going to explore the efficacy of synthesized probes in detecting multidrug resistant pathogens.
     
 
Emma Briars
Research Technician II

     
 
Chun-Te (Patrick) Chiang, PhD
Research Fellow
I am interested in developing preclinical cancer models and identifying new translational endpoints for helping design more effective clinical trials. My research in the Hasan group allows me to leverage my cancer signal transduction background on mechanism-based combination therapies using 2D, 3D and orthotopic tumor models.
     
 
Sultan Sibel Erdem, PhD
Research Fellow
As an organic chemist, my research in the Hasan group focuses on design, synthesis and evaluation of fluorescent based probes to be used as a reporter for determination of antibiotic susceptibility of pathogens.
     
 
Heather Gudejko, PhD
Research Fellow
As a cellular and molecular biologist, my research interests in Dr. Hasan's lab focus on investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in PDT resistance and chemoresistance in both monolayer and 3D cancer models. I am also interested in the identification of novel biomarkers in treatment-resistant ovarian and pancreatic cancer cells.
     
 
Huang-Chiao (Joe) Huang, PhD
Research Fellow
My research here will focus on exploring “Targeted Photoactivable Nanocells: Image-based Drug Delivery and Dosimetry in GBM” and “Ovarian Cancer PDT: Multi-intracellular targeting and Image-guided dosimetry”. The projects will involve development of nanotechnology based systems, and will encompass design, synthesis, characterization, and in vitro and in vivo studies.
     
 
Shazia Khan, PhD
Research Fellow
As part of the Hasan Group, I am working as a Research Fellow on ‘Rapid Flouroscence based Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility’ and related projects.
     
 
Zhiming Mai, PhD
Instructor
I came to Wellman Center in 2005 with an extensive background in the field of cancer biology and had been a research fellow in Dr. Hasan's group. Since then, I have been promoted to Instructor and continue to work on projects such as a targeted photodynamic therapy for prostate cancer.
     
 
Srivalleesha Mallidi, PhD
Research Fellow
My research in Dr. Hasan’s lab focuses on guiding photodynamic treatments using various imaging techniques, namely ultrasound, photoacoustic, MRI and fluorescence imaging modalities. I develop algorithms based on these images to guide the delivery of the photosensitizers, monitor the tumor response to therapy and also calculate appropriate therapy dose.
     
 
Edward Maytin, MD, PhD
Head, Section of Molecular Dermatology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Mailstop ND-20
Lerner Research Insititute Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195
Tel: (216) 445-6676
     
 
Girgis Obaid, PhD
Research Fellow
My research within Dr. Hasan's group will explore the uses of nanoconstructs for PDT and PDT applications.
     
 
Bernhard J. Ortel, MD
Visiting Research Scientist
Department of Medicine
Section of Dermatology University of Chicago Hospital
5841 S. Maryland MC 5067
Chicago, IL 60637-1470

     
 
Aki Palanisami, PhD
Research Scientist
An experimental physicist by training, my focus is the development of new diagnostic techniques related to PDT with a translational bend. Major themes of my work include the development of in vivo endoscopic techniques to monitor the efficacy of targeted PDT therapies and rapid, point-of-care testing for antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
 
 
Brian Pogue, PhD
Professor, Thayer School of Engineering
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dartmouth College

Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
8000 Cummings Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-8000
Tel: (603) 646-3861
 
 
Imran Rizvi, PhD
Instructor
I am interested in developing 3D models for human tumors, with an emphasis on ovarian cancer. Growth and characterization of these cultures is a collaborative effort in our group. We draw on concepts from tissue engineering, tumor biology and advanced optical imaging to create in vitro systems that can be used to design and evaluate PDT-based combination regimens for cancer.
 
 
Zachary Simpson, MS
Program Coordinator

     
 
Bryan Spring, PhD
Research Fellow
My research in the Hasan group focuses on fluorescence microendoscopy for minimall- invasive monitoring of treatment responses in mouse models of ovarian and pancreatic cancer.
     
 
Dmitriy Timerman
Graduate Student
My research in Dr. Hasan's lab focuses on the use of photodynamic therapy and drug delivery in different cancer models and using various imaging modalities. I am also particularly interested in the clinical use of this work, especially as a treatment for brain tumors.
     
 
Kohei Watanabe, PhD
Visiting Scientist
My research here focuses on image-guided photodynamic therapy for glioblastoma multiforme using targeted photoactivatable nanoconstructs and optical imaging methods.
     
 
Hao Xu, MS
Graduate Student
I am interested in developing new photodynamic treatments using nanotechnology. My research in Dr. Hasan's group focuses on exploring new photodynamic therapy methods with conjugating different photosensitizers with nanoparticles and liposomes.
     
Nan Xu, MD, PhD
Visiting Scientist