My research interests include both developing an implantable biosensor for early detection in ovarian cancer and developing targeted nanoparticles for personalized medicine in several cancer models.
Developing Optical Nanosensors for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
Kaleidoscope of Hope and Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
Dr. Zvi Yaari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, (MSKCC) New York City, NY in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel A. Heller. Dr. Yaari received his BSc, MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. During his PhD studies, Dr. Yaari rationally designed a high-throughput screening technology for matching cancer patients with the most potent anticancer agent in a personalized manner. Dr. Yaari’s current research focus is on developing an implantable nanosensors for early-stage detection of ovarian cancer. The goal is to implant the sensor inside an intrauterine device (IUD) and to monitor the initiation and progression of ovarian cancer. Dr. Yaari is mentoring graduate students and collaborating with clinicians and product engineers.