Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research
Co-Director, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center
Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility
Biomedical technologiesIntravital imagingTumor microenvironmentBreast cancerMetastasis
Dr. Condeelis is a pioneer in developing microscope techniques for use in “intravital imaging” – observing the behavior of cells in living animals. His work has led to a clinical test of biopsy tissue to determine whether a woman’s breast cancer will spread (metastasize), which could help determine treatment. Because of the test’s success, Dr. Condeelis and colleagues have licensed the patent rights to a biotech firm, which is developing the tissue test into a commercial product. read more...
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Betty and Sheldon Feinberg Senior Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
Biomedical technologiesImagingTumor cell imaging
Dr. Segall studies how tumor cells invade tissues and spread through the body. He has developed sophisticated imaging methods for following individual tumor cells moving in living animals. For example, one of his techniques involves a tiny glass window implanted in the skin of a mouse that allows scientists to track individual cancer cells as they spread a tumor site and attack other parts of the body. This technique could one day be used for assessing the effectiveness of specific drugs in preventing cancer from metastasizing. read more...