The ultimate goal of our research is to develop new and improved strategies utilizing ultrasound technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Our research focus is to increase the mechanistic understanding of ultrasound interaction with biological systems and to employ the ensuing insight to diagnose and possibly treat human diseases. Research projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies include ultrasound mediated drug and gene delivery for cancer treatment and gene therapy, high intensity focused ultrasound ablation of cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, as well as quantitative ultrasound imaging for pancreatic cancer detection and treatment monitoring. Our work has been published in a variety of professional journals including Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Radiology, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Controlled Release, Journal of Bacteriology, Biophysical Journal, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Applied Physics Letter, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Cheri Deng, Ph.D.