Title:

Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar

Office Information:

331 Taylor Hall, 109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919)260-4533

Education:

Ph.D. Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK (2016)
MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, UK (2011)

Email:

papadopoulou@unc.edu

Lab Site:

http://daytonlab.bme.unc.edu/

Additional Links:

http://www.virginiepapadopoulou.com/

Research and Publications:

Research: My research aims to bridge the different areas dealing with bubbles in the bloodstream, from environmentally triggered endogenous bubbles, to engineered contrast agents for ultrasound imaging & therapy. Recent contributions focus on 1) Studying the circulatory bubble dynamics which can lead to decompression sickness; 2) Investigating how the tissue microenvironment acting on microbubbles affects ultrasound cardiovascular imaging and cancer treatment, in particular how oxygen-loaded bubbles can modulate tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy.

http://www.virginiepapadopoulou.com/publications/