BioB.S. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1990Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1995
"The Price Laboratory develops image-guided drug and gene delivery approaches for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and cerebral cavernomas."
Dr. Price's research program centers on the development and implementation of image-guided drug and gene delivery systems for treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Several lines of investigation in the lab are derived from seminal studies demonstrating that microbubble activation with ultrasound can enable the delivery of therapeutic drug- and gene-bearing nanoparticles across endothelial barriers under MR image-guidance. Other projects in the lab investigate how minimally-invasive focused ultrasound energy deposition into solid tumors may be optimally combined with immunotherapy to treat metastatic disease. Research in this space supports ongoing UVA clinical trials for metastatic breast cancer and other solid malignancies. In his role as Research Director of the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center, he leads an institution-wide effort to identify, investigate, and translate new focused ultrasound applications.