Tyrone M Porter, Ph.D.

photo of Dr. PorterAssociate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
Associate Director

Nanomedicine and Medical Acoustics Lab
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Washington
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University

Phone: (617) 353-7366
Email: tmp@bu.edu
Office: ENG 319; Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

  • Development of stimuli-responsive (i.e. pH, temperature, pressure, etc.) colloids for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • Development of lipid- and polymer-based carriers for localized delivery of oligonucleotides (i.e. siRNA, DNA, etc)
  • Development of targeted ultrasound contrast agents for molecular imaging and drug delivery applications

Selected Recent Publications

Gong Y, Cabodi M, Porter TM. “Relationship between size and frequency-dependent attenuation of monodisperse populations of lipid-coated microbubbles” Bubble Science, Engineering, and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 2: 41-47. (2010)

Zhang P, Porter T. “An in vitro study of a phase-shift nanoemulsion: a potential nucleation agent for bubble-enhanced HIFU tumor ablation” Ultrasound Med Biol. Vol 36, No. 11: 1856-1866. (2010)

Ta T, Convertine A, Reyes C, Stayton P, Porter T. “Thermosensitive liposomes modified with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-propylacrylic acid) copolymers for triggered release of Doxorubicin” Biomacromolecules. Vol. 11: 1915-1920. (2010)

Gong Y, Cabodi M, Porter TM. “Measurement of the attenuation coefficient for monodisperse populations of ultrasound contrast agents” Proceedings, IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 1964-1966. (2009)

Smith DAB, Porter TM, Martinez J, Huang SL, MacDonald RC, McPherson DD, Holland CK. “Destruction thresholds of echogenic liposomes with clinical diagnostic ultrasound” Ultrasound Med Biol. Vol. 33, No. 5: 797-809. (2007)