Tatjana Paunesku

  • 2947 Citations
1989 …2022
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Research Interests

My current research interests include radiation biology and nanotechnology and development of a new instrument for high resolution microscopy--Bionanoprobe. In the field of radiation biology, my primary focus is on mechanisms underlying development of genomic instability caused by ionizing irradiation. This investigation includes work with cells in culture and animal models as well as exploration of archival animal tissues collected from large scale animal experiments, currently located in Woloschak laboratory. My efforts in the field of biomedical nanotechnology include development and investigation of nanoconstructs suitable for biomedical imaging and cancer therapy. Different metals and metal oxides are combined to form the compact center of nanocomposites; their outer layer(s) are made by conjugation of biomolecules and small molecules which enable nanoconstruct targeting and use in vitro and in vivo. Study of interactions between nanoconstructs and cells and tissues requires high throughput and high resolution imaging that co-registers both biological material and nanoconstructs. Only technique that can fulfill all of these requirements is X-ray fluorescence microscopy. A grant awarded to our laboratory was used for custom construction of unique new instrument--Bionanoprobe. This instrument is now installed at the Advanced Photon Source synchrotron and will be used for imaging for bio-nanotechnology.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Gene Regulation
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Radiation Oncology

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Fluorescence microscopy Engineering & Materials Science
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Grants 2001 2022

Research Output 1989 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Funding for radiation research: past, present and future

Cho, K., Imaoka, T., Klokov, D., Paunesku, T., Salomaa, S., Birschwilks, M., Bouffler, S., Brooks, A. L., Hei, T. K., Iwasaki, T., Ono, T., Sakai, K., Wojcik, A., Woloschak, G. E., Yamada, Y. & Hamada, N., Jul 3 2019, In : International Journal of Radiation Biology. 95, 7, p. 816-840 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Republic of Korea
Radiation Effects
1 Citation (Scopus)

Neuroprotective Role of Selected Antioxidant Agents in Preventing Cisplatin-Induced Damage of Human Neurons In Vitro

Popović, J., Klajn, A., Paunesku, T., Ma, Q., Chen, S., Lai, B., Stevanović, M. & Woloschak, G. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Cellular and molecular neurobiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sodium Azide

Optimization-based simultaneous alignment and reconstruction in multi-element tomography

Di, Z., Chen, S., Gursoy, D., Paunesku, T., Leyffer, S., Wild, S. M. & Vogt, S., Sep 1 2019, In : Optics Letters. 44, 17, p. 4331-4334 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

x ray fluorescence
x ray sources
1 Citation (Scopus)

Radiation databases and archives–examples and comparisons

Zander, A., Paunesku, T. & Woloschak, G., Oct 3 2019, In : International Journal of Radiation Biology. 95, 10, p. 1378-1389 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ionizing Radiation
Radioactive Hazard Release
2 Citations (Scopus)

The Transition from Metal-Based to Metal-Free Contrast Agents for T1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhancement

Akakuru, O. U., Iqbal, M. Z., Saeed, M., Liu, C., Paunesku, T., Woloschak, G., Hosmane, N. S. & Wu, A., Sep 18 2019, In : Bioconjugate Chemistry. 30, 9, p. 2264-2286 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Contrast Media
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging
Blood Circulation Time