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The Thomas Reiner Lab

Research

Pictured: Thomas Reiner
Thomas Reiner, PhD

The Reiner Lab research program revolves around the development, validation and translation of novel imaging agents. Our research is firmly rooted in the preclinical research space, but we also aggressively pursue translational clinical projects. One of our key achievements is the development of a quantitative small molecule imaging platform for PARP1, yielding several translated imaging agents that have originated in our lab. One of our imaging agents, PARPi-FL, a fluorescent intraoperative probe, entered clinical trials in March 2017 (IND#133,109, NCT03085147). A second translated drug, [18F]PARPi, a quantitative PET imaging agent, was approved for clinical trials in August 2018 and November 2019 (IND#139974; NCT03631017 and NCT04173104, respectively). Phase I data for both agents has been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering (Kossatz et al 2020) and Clinical Cancer Research (Schöder et al, 2020). A radiotherapeutic version of our PARP1 imaging agents is being tested in mouse models of cancer.

While our previous work was in large part focused on the detection, delineation and treatment of cancer, we also interrogate other physiologically relevant markers. These agents help us to understand the molecular mechanisms of drug action, shedding new light on tumor cell pathology and helping to predict why some patients respond well to a particular treatment regimen, while others do not.

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The Thomas Reiner Lab

Publications

Kossatz S, Pirovano G, Demétrio DSFP, Strome A, Sunny S, Zanoni D, Mauguen A, Carney B, Brand C, Shah V, Ramanajinappa RD, Hedne N, Birur P, Sihag S, Ghossein RA, Gonen M, Strome M, Suresh A, Kuriakose M, Ganly I, Patel S, Reiner T. Validation of the use of a fluorescent PARP1 inhibitor for the detection of oral, oropharyngeal and oesophageal epithelial cancers. Nature biomedical engineering. 2020;4(3):272.

Schöder H, França PDS, Nakajima R, Burnazi E, Roberts S, Brand C, Grkovski M, Mauguen A, Dunphy MP, Ghossein RA, Lyashchenko SK, Lewis JS, O’Donoghue JA, Ganly I, Patel SG, Lee NY, Reiner T. Safety and Feasibility of PARP1/2 Imaging with (18)F-PARPi in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2020;26(13):3110-6.

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People

Pictured: Thomas Reiner

Thomas Reiner, PhD

  • Chemist and imaging specialist Thomas Reiner develops and translates imaging agents and radiotherapeutics for earlier and improved diagnosis, stratification and treatment of malignant tumors.
  • PhD, Technical University of Munich, Germany
reinert@mskcc.org
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646-888-3461
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Members

Dauren Adilbay
Dauren Adilbay

Visiting Investigator

Paula  Demetrio De Souza Franca
Paula Demetrio De Souza Franca

Visiting Investigator

Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher

Administrative Assistant

Junior Gonzales
Junior Gonzales
Navjot Guru
Navjot Guru

Research Technician

Cien Huang
Cien Huang

Intern

Christian Mason
Christian Mason

Research Scholar

Giacomo Pirovano
Giacomo Pirovano

Research Fellow

Sheryl Roberts
Sheryl Roberts

Research Scholar

Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson

Research Fellow

Lab Alumni
Dalya Abdel-Atti
Dalya Abdel-Atti

Research Technician

Christian Brand
Christian Brand

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Christopher Irwin
Christopher Irwin

Research Technician

Gabriel Buechel
Gabriel Buechel

Research Fellow

Giuseppe Carlucci
Giuseppe Carlucci

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Brandon Carney
Brandon Carney

Graduate Student

Crystal Choi
Crystal Choi

Medical Student

Patrick Donabedian
Patrick Donabedian

Research Technician

Fabien Emmetiere
Fabien Emmetiere

Graduate Research Assistant

Stephen Jannetti
Stephen Jannetti

Graduate Student

Susanne Kossatz
Susanne Kossatz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ahmad  Sadique
Ahmad Sadique

Research Technician

Beatriz Salinas-Rodriguez
Beatriz Salinas-Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Arianna Strome
Arianna Strome

Research Technician

Jun  Tang
Jun Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jonathan Trinidad
Jonathan Trinidad

Graduate Student

Christopher Wittmann
Christopher Wittmann
Lab Affilations

Open Positions

Career Opportunities

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Thomas Reiner discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Summit Biomedical Imaging, LLC
    Intellectual Property Rights; Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Theragnostics, Ltd.
    Provision of Services

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