The Dayton Lab
BME’s Dr. Paul Dayton awarded NIH/NCI “Provocative Questions” R01 Grant
Dr. Paul Dayton, received a National Cancer Institute “Provocative Questions” R01 grant. This grant support is for a project titled “Micro-tumor detection by quantifying tumor-induced vascular abnormalities.” It addresses NCI Provocative Question #13: "Can tumors be detected when they are two to three orders of magnitude smaller than those currently detected with in vivo imaging modalities?" Dr. Dayton will collaborate with UNC-Chapel Hill researchers Dr. Charles Perou, Dr. Arlin Rogers, Dr. Yueh Lee, Allison Deal; and with Kitware, Inc. Director of Medical Imaging Research Dr. Stephen Aylward.
BME's Dayton Lab Research Featured in
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center News
Research by BME graduate student Jason Streeter (first author) and core faculty Paul Dayton, published in January in the journal Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, was featured prominently in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center News last month. The Dayton Group's article reports on preclinical studies that show the potential of ultrasonic molecular imaging (USMI) and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-Perfusion Imaging (DCE-PI) to detect response to cancer therapy earlier.
BME Major Connor Puett
Receives UNC Dunlevie Honors
Undergraduate Research Award
BME is pleased to announce the selection of BME UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate major, Connor Puett, for a Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award. Connor is in the CASE program and a BME Lucas Scholar doing research in BME core faculty Dr. Paul Dayton’s laboratory. Connor’s supported research project title is “Optimizing Ablation by High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Using Volatile Phase-Shift Perfluorocarbon Nanodroplets in a Tumor-Mimicking Gel Model”.
Dr. Linsey Phillips Wins Merit Award at the University of Leeds, UK Microbubble Symposium
Dr. Linsey Phillips, a SPIRE post-doctoral fellow and member of BME faculty member Paul Dayton's lab, won a merit award for her poster presentation "New Nanodroplets Increase Tissue Ablation in Response to High Intensity Focused Ultrasound" at the Leeds Microbubble Symposium, at the University of Leeds, UK. Her co-author was BME graduate student Paul Sheeran and BME undergraduate Connor Puett.
BME’s Ryan Gessner Receives UNC Graduate School's Distinguished Dissertation Award
In January 2013 BME doctoral candidate Ryan Gessner was notified by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Graduate School that he would receive this year’s single Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering. The Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes the scholarly contributions of UNC Chapel Hill doctoral students in their dissertation projects. Congratulations to Ryan for achieving this well deserved recognition.
Lee Mullin Receives
Top Paper Honors!
A paper by Lee Mullin was selected as one of the top 8 articles of 2013 by IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.
Nanoparticle delivery enhancement with acoustically activated microbubbles
Mullin, Lee B.; Phillips, Linsey C.; Dayton, Paul A.
IEEE T-UFFC, Vol 60, Iss 1, pp 65-77 (2013)
The Dayton lab has occasional opportunities for qualified undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and post-docs. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Dayton by email. Please do not send your CV, resume, or other materials unless specifically requested.
Please contact Dr. Dayton by email to discuss potential collaborations or for technical consulting.
Paul Dayton, Ph.D.
UNC - NCSU Joint Department
of Biomedical Engineering
304 Taylor Hall, CB 7575
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
office: (919) 843-9521
fax: (919) 843-9520
lab: (919) 843-9519