Jason McCarthy's Group
My laboratory focuses upon the synthesis and application of nanomaterials in the imaging and therapy of disease. In particular, we are interested in the utility of these nanoagents in cardiovascular disease and its sequelae. Nanotechnology plays an increasing role in molecular diagnostics, in vivo imaging, and improved treatment of disease. The usefulness of nanoparticles is mainly derived from their small size, large surface area, and kinetics for in vivo drug delivery. The ability to functionalize the surface with targeting ligands, as well as imaging and therapeutic moieties also allows for the creation of multimodal, multifunctional nanoagents. The laboratory is part of the Chemical Biology Platform and the Nanotechnology Program at CSB, and collaborates with multidisciplinary groups across the Harvard Medical School community in order to focus upon clinically translatable strategies to fill unmet needs in disease detection and treatment.