Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

The Michelle Bradbury Lab


Dr. Michelle Bradbury
Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD
Director of Intraoperative Imaging, Radiology

I am a clinician-scientist with experience in the application of a wide range of molecular imaging tools in both preclinical and clinical settings. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, I direct a laboratory that focuses on the development, characterization, and evaluation of translational silica nanomaterials for cancer applications. We use these materials in conjunction with imaging tools (including PET and optical devices) to individualize patient care. In addition, my team explores the biological and chemical interactions of these materials at multiple spatial scales — from the cellular/molecular level to that of organs and tissues. We then link these findings to sites of disease using whole-body imaging studies of small animal models and humans. 

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Michelle Bradbury Lab Group


Thulborn KR, Lu A, Atkinson IC, Pauliah M, Beal K, Chan TA, Omuro A, Yamada J, Bradbury MS.  Residual Tumor Volume, Cell Volume Fraction, and Tumor Cell Kill During Fractionated Chemoradiation Therapy of Human Glioblastoma using Quantitative Sodium MR Imaging. Clinical Cancer. Research Published Online January 4th , 2019. Doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-2079. 

Chen F, Ma K, Madajewski B, Zhuang L, Zhang L, Rickert K, Marelli M, Yoo B, Turker MZ, Overholtzer M, Quinn TP, Gonen M, Zanzonico P, Tuesca A, Bowen MA, Norton L, Subramony JA, Wiesner U, Bradbury MS. Ultrasmall targeted nanoparticles with engineered antibody fragments for imaging detection of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. Nat Commun. 9(1):4141, 1-11, 2018.

Chen F, Zhang X, Ma K, Madajewski B, Benezra M, Zhang L, Phillips E, Turker MZ, Gallazzi F, Penate-Medina O, Overholtzer M, Pauliah M, Gonen M, Zanzonico P, Wiesner U, Bradbury MS, Quinn TP.  Melanocortin-1 Receptor-Targeting Ultrasmall Silica Nanoparticles for Dual-Modality Human Melanoma Imaging.  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces.10 (5):4379-4393, 2018.  

Hartshorn CM, Bradbury MS, Lanza GM, Nel AE, Rao J, Wang AZ, Wiesner UB, Yang L, Grodzinski P. Nanotechnology Strategies To Advance Outcomes in Clinical Cancer Care. ACS Nano. 12(1):24-43, 2018.

Chen F, Ma K, Benezra M, Zhang L, Cheal SM, Phillips E, Yoo B, Pauliah M, Overholtzer M, Zanzonico P, Sequeira S, Gonen M, Quinn T, Wiesner U, Bradbury MS.  Cancer-Targeting Ultrasmall Silica Nanoparticles for Clinical Translation: Physicochemical Structure and Biological Property Correlations.  Chem Mater. 29(20):8766-8779, 2017.

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Dr. Michelle Bradbury

Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD

Director of Intraoperative Imaging, Radiology

  • Clinician-scientist Michelle Bradbury develops translational, tumor-targeting, PET-optical silica nanoparticle probes for diagnostics, drug delivery, and sensing.
  • PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • MD – George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC
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Luis  Campodonico, MA
Luis Campodonico

Departmental Fund Manager (DFM)

Feng Chen, PhD
Feng Chen

Senior Research Scientist

Nick P.M. Chen, PhD
Nick P.M. Chen

Visiting Investigator

Pocharapong (Pete) Jenjitranant, MD
Pocharapong (Pete) Jenjitranant

Visiting Investigator

Rupa Juthani, MD
Rupa Juthani

Visiting Investigator

Brian Madajewski

Research Fellow

Virginia Aragon Sanabria
Virginia Aragon Sanabria
Barney Yoo

Visiting Investigator

Daniella Karassawa Zanoni, MD
Daniella Karassawa Zanoni

Visiting Investigator

Li (Kenneth)  Zhang, MD
Li (Kenneth) Zhang

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Lab Alumni
Paul Mohan

Research Associate, MRI Physicist

Evan Phillips

Research Technician

Teeraporn Suteewong

Research Fellow, Nanotechnology

Travis Williams, PhD
Travis Williams

Research Scholar

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  • Elucida Oncology
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