The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

 Eva Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D.

Eva Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D.

Professor, Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine
Professor and Director Center for Molecular Imaging
Part of the National Cancer Institute Network for Translational Research

Eva.Sevick@uth.tmc.edu

713-500-3560

Eva M. Sevick, Ph.D. is Professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center's Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) where she currently directs the Center for Molecular Imaging.   At the IMM she leads the National Cancer Institute Center for Translational Research which focuses upon the development and validation of new imaging instrumentation, algorithms, and imaging agents and their clinical translation.  She has pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence optical imaging and tomography for molecular imaging and currently has two clinical trials underway at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital that employ the technology for novel diagnostic imaging of lymphatic function.  Her team is active in preclinical, small animal imaging with nuclear and optical techniques and is pioneering diagnostic imaging for nodal staging in cancer.

Dr. Sevick received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University with Rakesh Jain, her post-doctoral training in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania with Britton Chance, and has served on the faculties at Vanderbilt, Purdue, Texas A&M as well as Baylor College of Medicine.   She is past recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, the National Institutes of Health Research Career Award, and the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award and has served as an appointed member of the Biomedical Imaging Study section, associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Medical Imaging, and officer of the Society of Molecular Imaging. 

Publications:

  • Marshall, M.V., Draney, D., Sevick-Muraca, E.M., and D.M. Olive, Single-dose intravenous toxicity study of IRDye800 CW in spraque-dawley rats,” Molecular Imaging and Biology, PMID: 20458634, published online 4/08/2010.
  • Aldrich, M.B., Wang, X., Hart, A., Kwon, S., Sampath, L., Marshall, M.V., and E.M. Sevick-Muraca, “Assessment of free dye in solutions of dual labeled antibody conjugates for in vivo molecular imaging,” Molecular Imaging and Biology, PMID: 20376568, published online 5/11/2010.
  • Marshall, M.V., Rasmussen, J.C., Tan, I-C., Aldrich, M.B., Adams, K.E., Wang, X., Fife, C.E., Maus, E.A., Smith, L.A., and E.M. Sevick-Muraca,” Near-infrared fluorescence imaging in humans with indocyanine green: a review and update,” The Open Surgical Oncology Journal, 2: 12-25, 2010.