Molecular Pharmacology Program

The Hedvig Hricak Lab


Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair

Our laboratory is working on establishing phenotypic signatures of cancer using multimodality anatomic and molecular imaging. We also aim to integrate multimodality imaging with anatomic pathology, genomics, and other molecular signatures to gain further insight into comprehensive molecular and anatomic tumor profiling. The goal is to further advance understanding of in vivo tumor biology and tumor heterogeneity (both spacial and temporal). We plan to develop and validate tumor biomarkers that can be used for treatment selection, assessment of treatment response or early detection of treatment resistance. Using advanced computational methods of radiomics and radiogenomics, we are evaluating how multimodality/multiplexing technology can advance our knowledge of tumor phenotypes and their associations with genomic mutations. We are also exploring targeted imaging and targeted therapies to ultimately expand the field of theranostics, which we believe is one of the future paths to precision medicine.

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The Hedvig Hricak Lab

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Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair

  • Radiologist Hedvig Hricak researches methodologies of molecular imaging of prostate and gynecologic tumors.
  • MD, University of Zagreb School of Medicine (Yugoslavia)
  • Dr. Med. Sc. Karolinska Institute (Sweden)
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Vladimir Ponomarev
Vladimir Ponomarev

Associate Attending in the Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service of the Department of Radiology

Amita Dave
Amita Dave

Director, Quantitative Imaging; and Deputy Service Chief Predictive Informatics in the Department of Medical Physics

Oguz Akin

Attending Radiologist, Director of Body MRI, Department of Radiology

Ida Haeggstroem
Ida Haeggstroem
Yousef Mazaheri

Attending in the Department of Medical Physics

Sungmin Woo

Assistant Attending Radiologist, Body Imaging Service, Department of Radiology

Lab Alumni
Jose Lobo

Senior Research Technician

Sarah M. Cheal

Research Fellow, R25T Molecular Imaging: Training for Oncology Program

Jason T. Lee

Research Fellow, R25T Molecular Imaging: Training for Oncology Program

Jason M. Samii

Fellow, R25T Molecular Imaging: Training for Oncology Program

Daniel Thorek

Research Fellow, R25T Molecular Imaging: Training for Oncology Program

Marius Erik Mayerhoefer

Attending Radiologist and is Director of PET/MRI in the Department of Radiology

Josip Ninčević

Research Fellow

Rikiya Yamashita

Research Fellow

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Hedvig Hricak discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Ion Beam Applications
    Fiduciary Role / Position
  • Paige.AI, Inc.
    Fiduciary Role / Position

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