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L. (Laura) Mezzanotte, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of Genetic Engineering for Multimodality Imaging

  • Department
  • Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
  • Focus area
  • Molecular Imaging & Therapy




Laura Mezzanotte obtained her master degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and her phD in Pharmaceutical sciences from
University of Bologna in 2007 and 2011 respectively.Her PhD research had a strong focus on molecular imaging for drug discovery
and development. During her post-doc in Leiden University medical center (2011-2015) she continued to apply optical imaging
and MRI for cancer, immunotherapy and stem cell research. She has been appointed as assistant professor at the department of
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in May 2015.


Research Interests

As PI of the genetic engineering and multimodality imaging research line Laura explores and develops new reporter genes for
multimodality imaging (optical, optoacoustic, nuclear and MRI imaging) but also design and develops novel imaging tools for
cancer immunotherapy studies and image guided-surgery.

Field(s) of expertise

Optical and multimodality molecular imaging
Molecualr biology
Analytical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Sciences-(nano)drug delivery