Nanoparticles for biomedical imaging and their potential for clinical translation
Hak Soo Choi
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Hak Soo Choi is a faculty member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Choi is a graduate of the Polymer-Nano Science Program at Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. In 2005, Dr. Choi extended his research into Molecular Imaging and Tumor Targeting and joined the Center for Molecular Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008, he was promoted to Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on the development of new diagnostic agents to solve important problems in oncology and clinical medicine, with an emphasis on in vivo imaging and tumor-specific contrast agent development. A theme of study over the last five years has been the interaction of nanoparticles with the body, and the establishment of design parameters to achieve adequate biodistribution and clearance for tumor imaging.