Agata Exner

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Agata Exner, Ph.D. is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.  Her research focuses on development of nanobubble contrast agents for ultrasound molecular imaging and ultrasound-enhanced drug delivery for cancer detection and therapy, and engineering drug–eluting polymer implants for intratumoral chemotherapy. A highly funded researcher, Dr. Exner has been a primary investigator on 14 projects. In continuing service to the academic community, Dr. Exner has held an active role in providing biomedical research training opportunities for students of all ages with an emphasis in mentoring women engineers. Dr. Exner is the Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Case, a recent recipient of the Mather Spotlight Prize for Women Faculty and a mentoring award from the Case Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program. Nationally, she is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research, a chartered member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI) study section of the NIH, and Associate Editor of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Exner obtained her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2003.