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Virginie Papadopoulou, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

UNC Chapel Hill & NC State University, NC, USA

My research in the laboratory of Prof. Paul Dayton at UNC Chapel Hill currently focuses on in vivo cancer imaging and therapy, as well as minimizing decompression stress from scuba diving. I work on assessing tumor neovascularization with novel ultrasound imaging techniques, optimizing trans-epithelial drug transport with acoustically-active nanodroplets and improving radiation therapy using oxygen microbubbles. I am also the 2017 recipient of the Divers Alert Network/Bill Hamilton Memorial Grant, awarded by the Women Divers Hall of Fame, for my on-going work translating state-of-the-art ultrasound microbubble imaging techniques to create a dynamic assessment of decompression bubbles. Previously, I worked in the laboratory of Dr Meng-Xing Tang at Imperial College London, UK, where we developed an ultrasound imaging prototype to acquire 3D vascular flow dynamics in healthy volunteers. I received my PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London in 2016, where my thesis focused on bubble formation, growth and circulation dynamics in vivo from hyperbaric decompression, relevant to scuba divers and astronauts to prevent decompression sickness.

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