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Iwona Dobrucka

Assistant Director - Molecular Imaging Laboratory

Primary Affiliation

Biomedical Imaging Center


Status Administrative Staff

Home Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Phone 333-4231


Address 4057 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography

    Iwona Dobrucka currently holds the position of Assistant Director of the Molecular Imaging Laboratory, where she provides oversight, strategic direction, and guidance for its operations. Professor Dobrucka also holds the position of Research Assistant Professor affiliated with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering. In this capacity, she contributes her academic prowess and research acumen to advance the institution's scholarly pursuits. Before joining Beckman Institute in 2011, she did postdoctoral training in cancer biology at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiation Therapy.

  • Research

    Research areas:

    • Molecular imaging

    • Molecular PET-CT

    • Nanoparticle bioimaging probes

    • Nanosensors

    • Optical diagnostics for cancer

    • SPECT-CT

    Iwona Dobrucka's fields of professional interests include development of novel targeted microSPECT/PET-CT imaging strategies to stage cancer disease and assess tumor growth and metabolism in animal models of disease. In addition, her research is focused on studying interactions between traditional anti-cancer therapeutics and complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) used by cancer patients. Iwona Dobrucka’s expertise is in cancer cell biology and the pathophysiology of reactive oxygen species, including molecular imaging of tumor response to therapy and cardiotoxicity of anti-cancer drugs.