Imaging and Spectroscopy of Biological Systems The extreme sensitivity of single molecule laser scanning confocal microscopy allows us to detect the presence of a single molecule or nanoparticle. Cancer Biomarker Detection In molecular diagnostics, Dr. Perez’s group is interested in the early diagnosis of cancer. Cancer Imaging In the field of molecular imaging, Dr. Perez’s group aims to develop mutimodal imaging modalities for cancer imaging. Targeted Cancer Therapy Dr. Perez’s lab designs and synthesizes novel polymeric nanoparticles suitable for targeted imaging and drug delivery. Pathogen and Toxin Detection Dr. Perez’s laboratory is actively developing magnetic nanosensors for the rapid detection of microbiological agents in complex media. Nanoparticle Technologies This research focuses on the development of nanoparticle technologies and their application in nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and molecular diagnostics. Multimodal Quantum Dots for Imaging Research in my laboratory focuses on the development of multimodal biodegradable/biocompatible nanoprobe sensors.