Samuel Achilefu, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Radiology, Division of Radiological Sciences, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

We are interested in using a multidisciplinary approach to develop molecular systems and methods for early detection, treatment and monitoring efficacy of cancer therapy. Areas of interest include molecular optical and multimodal imaging of tumors and the development of new molecular probes, nanomaterials and devices for imaging the expression of aberrant genes, proteins and other cancer biomarkers.


  • 1991: PhD, chemistry, University of Nancy, Nancy, France


  • 1991 - 1993: Postdoctoral research fellow, oxygen transport systems, Oxford University, Oxford, England

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