Dr. Wawrzyniec (Wawosz) Lawrence Dobrucki currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Carle-Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, he serves as the co-chair for the Integrative Imaging theme at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where he leads the Experimental Molecular Imaging Laboratory (EMIL). Dr. Dobrucki is affiliated with the Medical University of Gdansk in Poland, where he is a scientific consultant for Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Poland.
His area of expertise lies in preclinical molecular imaging, with a focus on developing innovative targeted multimodal imaging strategies for noninvasive assessment of tissue microenvironments and various biological processes in vivo. These processes include therapeutic neovascularization, atherosclerosis, neoplastic progression, and evaluating cancer responses to experimental therapies.
Dr. Dobrucki is actively involved in translational bioimaging and has over 15 years of experience developing and validating novel SPECT/PET radiotracers and multifunctional contrast agents. He is a member of the Preclinical Imaging Task Force at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, where he contributes to the development of a preclinical imaging curriculum for medical and bioengineering scientists. Additionally, he addresses issues related to the standardization of small animal imaging protocols.
As a co-founder of a biomedical startup company called PhantomCOR, Inc., Dr. Dobrucki has ventured into the realm of entrepreneurship.
Dr. Dobrucki earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University in 2003. Prior to joining the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, he held positions as a junior faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist at the Beckman Institute, where he directed the Molecular Imaging Laboratory (MIL) within the Biomedical Imaging Center (BIC).
Prof. Dobrucki CV: Dobrucki_CV_2023
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