The Moritz Kircher Lab

The Moritz Kircher Lab

The Kircher lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering is developing novel nanoprobes for molecular imaging, image-guided therapy, and theranostics. Our ultimate goal is to develop a universal technology that allows determination of the total tumor burden in a patient before, during, and after treatment. This will allow detection of both the primary tumor, as well as metastases, both pre- and intraoperatively.

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Pictured: Moritz Kircher

Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Physician-scientist Moritz Kircher develops novel molecular imaging approaches with a focus on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and photoacoustic imaging.


MD, PhD – Humboldt University

Selected Achievements

  • Neuroscience Scholar, The Dana Foundation (2011)
  • Research Scholar Award, Radiological Society of North America (2011)
  • Roentgen Resident Research Award, Radiological Society of North America (2008)
  • Lawrie B. Morrison Research Award, Harvard Medical School (2007)
  • Chief Resident in Radiology, Harvard Medical School (2007)
  • Eduard Ceraldi Award, Cleveland Clinic Health System (2005)
  • Research Fellow Trainee Prize, Radiological Society of North America (2002 & 2003)