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Paul A. Dayton

Mary Ellen Jones 9018A
109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-9521

4012 Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University

padayton@email.unc.edu

Research Areas:
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Pharmacoengineering
Education:
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Virginia
  • M.E. Electrical Engineering, The University of Virginia
  • B.S. Comprehensive Science and Physics, Villanova University

Bio

Dr. Dayton’s research involves developing new technologies for imaging blood flow, microvasculature, and molecular markers using ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents. Several of Dr. Dayton’s recent contributions to the field include techniques to improve the sensitivity and consistency of ultrasound imaging through optimization of contrast agent size distribution, the demonstration of high-resolution, high- SNR ultra broadband imaging, and techniques for real-time molecular imaging. An additional area of interest is ultrasound-mediated therapeutics with micro and nanoparticles. Dr. Dayton’s primary interest is in developing and applying tools for non-invasive assessment of angiogenesis progression and tumor response to therapy. Dr. Dayton’s lab is part of the UNC-NCSU Ultrasound Research Consortium

Research Interests

Biomedical ultrasound imaging
Ultrasound mediated targeted therapies
Industrial ultrasound applications


Awards

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Technical Standards Committee 2016-present
Recipient of the SPIE Pioneer Award in Biomedical Wellness 2016