Distinguished Professor, UNC & N.C. State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Research, Breast Cancer
Area of Interest
Research in contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging techniques for the assessment of cancer and other diseases. Non-invasive imaging of angiogenesis, cancer biomarkers, and blood perfusion. Applications of ultrasound in enhanced drug delivery and targeted therapeutics.
Awards and Honors
- Top Story (senior author), UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, “Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer,” July 2012
- Poster Merit award (senior author), “New Nanodroplets Increase Tissue Ablation in Response to High Intensity Focused Ultrasound,” Leeds Microbubble Symposium
- Best poster award (senior author), “Design and Testing of Acoustically-Active Therapeutic Nanocapsule Delivery Vehicles for Ultrasound-Targeted Chemotherapy,” UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium, May 2011
News and Stories
Dayton named chair of the Joint UNC-NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering
Paul Dayton, PhD, the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named chair of the Joint UNC-NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Tiny bubbles: Taking on cancer at a microscopic level
Paul Dayton, PhD, explores using ultrasound and microbubbles in cancer research, and using ultrasound to develop targeted therapies.