Prof. Irina Balyasnikova is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Prof. Balyasnikova completed her Ph.D. at the National Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, Russia, followed by prestigious postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois Chicago. She currently leads a research laboratory focused on advancing cell-based therapies for Glioblastoma (GBM) and developing novel imaging approaches for monitoring brain tumours. With over 100 publications and ongoing NIH-supported projects, Prof. Balyasnikova is at the forefront of advancing innovative approaches in brain cancer research.
This project will be carried out in collaboration with experts in molecular and magnetic resonance imaging, Ming Zhao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, and Daniele Procissi, Ph.D., Research Professor of Radiology, and the Center for Advance Molecular Imaging (Chad Haney, Ph.D.) of Northwestern University.