Mark "Marty" Pagel, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Medical Imaging

E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 404-7049
Fax: 
(520) 626-0395
Short Bio: 

Dr. Marty Pagel developed MRI methods to evaluate anti-cancer therapies at Pharmacia Corp.  He left industry to join Case Western Reserve University in 2003 to develop MRI contrast agents that detect molecular compositions in tumors.  He joined the UofA in 2008 where his chemistry laboratory is located in the Arizona Cancer Center, which provides an outstanding environment for cancer imaging research.  Dr. Pagel has continued to apply MRI methods to evaluate anti-cancer therapies, and has developed a new type of MRI contrast agent for in vivo studies of mouse models with cancer.  Dr. Pagel has also expanded his research program to develop contrast agents and methods for optical imaging and photoacoustic imaging.  His interdisciplinary research with molecular imaging contrast agents facilitates many collaborations between biomedical imaging and cancer biology researchers.

Research Information
Research Program: 
2. Cancer Imaging
Member Status: 
Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
2008
Summary of Research Activity: 

 

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Selected Publications: 

 

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Bio sketch: 
What prompted you to get into cancer research?: 

A great topic for multidiscipliary imaging research.

Professional Information
Honors: 
  • 2010, Sydney E. Salmon Distinguished Junior Investigator Award, Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006, Case School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award, CWRU, Cleveland, OH
  • 2006, J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award nomination for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2005, J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award nomination for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2005, Carl F. Wittke Award nomination for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 2005, Young Investigator Award, Contrast Media Research 2005 Symposium
  • 1994, Staff Award, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
  • 1988, John C. Sowden Memorial Prize, Department of Chemistry, Washington University 
Academic Information
Doctorate: 
University of California, Berkeley CA, 2003 - Chemistry
Undergraduate School: 
Washington University, St. Louis MO, 1988 - Chemistry, Biology