Cristina Zavaleta

Title(s)Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
SchoolViterbi School of Engineering, Bme
Address1042 Downey Way
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
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    A New Raman-based Strategy to Identify Tumor Margins and Guide Surgical Resection
    NIH R21CA184608May 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A New Strategy for Cancer Detection using Raman Spectroscopy with Nanoparticles
    NIH K22CA160834Jul 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. A Systematic Approach toward Enabling Maximal Targeting Efficiency of Cell Surface Proteins with Actively Targeted SERS Nanoparticles. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2024 Mar 20. Bagheri P, Eremina OE, Fernando A, Kamal M, Stegis I, Vazquez C, Shishido SN, Kuhn P, Zavaleta C. PMID: 38507685.
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    2. Multiplexing potential of NIR resonant and non-resonant Raman reporters for bio-imaging applications. Analyst. 2023 Nov 20; 148(23):5915-5925. Eremina OE, Schaefer S, Czaja AT, Awad S, Lim MA, Zavaleta C. PMID: 37850265; PMCID: PMC10947999.
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    3. Current and Developing Lymphatic Imaging Approaches for Elucidation of Functional Mechanisms and Disease Progression. Mol Imaging Biol. 2024 Feb; 26(1):1-16. Aron A, Zavaleta C. PMID: 37195396; PMCID: PMC10827820.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Nanomaterial-based contrast agents. Nat Rev Methods Primers. 2023; 3. Hsu JC, Tang Z, Eremina OE, Sofias AM, Lammers T, Lovell JF, Zavaleta C, Cai W, Cormode DP. PMID: 38130699; PMCID: PMC10732545.
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    5. HyU: Hybrid Unmixing for longitudinal in vivo imaging of low signal-to-noise fluorescence. Nat Methods. 2023 02; 20(2):248-258. Chiang HJ, Koo DES, Kitano M, Burkitt S, Unruh JR, Zavaleta C, Trinh LA, Fraser SE, Cutrale F. PMID: 36658278; PMCID: PMC9911352.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    6. Expanding the Multiplexing Capabilities of Raman Imaging to Reveal Highly Specific Molecular Expression and Enable Spatial Profiling. ACS Nano. 2022 07 26; 16(7):10341-10353. Eremina OE, Czaja AT, Fernando A, Aron A, Eremin DB, Zavaleta C. PMID: 35675533.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Selecting Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Flavors for Multiplexed Imaging Applications: Beyond the Experiment. J Phys Chem Lett. 2021 Jun 17; 12(23):5564-5570. Eremina OE, Eremin DB, Czaja A, Zavaleta C. PMID: 34105967.
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    8. A path toward the clinical translation of nano-based imaging contrast agents. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2021 11; 13(6):e1721. Miyasato DL, Mohamed AW, Zavaleta C. PMID: 33938151.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Label-Free Visualization and Tracking of Gold Nanoparticles in Vasculature Using Multiphoton Luminescence. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2020 Nov 12; 10(11). Burkitt S, Mehraein M, Stanciauskas RK, Campbell J, Fraser S, Zavaleta C. PMID: 33198113; PMCID: PMC7696495.
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    10. A colorful approach towards developing new nano-based imaging contrast agents for improved cancer detection. Biomater Sci. 2021 Jan 21; 9(2):482-495. Salinas HR, Miyasato DL, Eremina OE, Perez R, Gonzalez KL, Czaja AT, Burkitt S, Aron A, Fernando A, Ojeda LS, Larson KN, Mohamed AW, Campbell JL, Goins BA, Zavaleta C. PMID: 32812951; PMCID: PMC7855687.
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    11. A Raman Imaging Approach Using CD47 Antibody-Labeled SERS Nanoparticles for Identifying Breast Cancer and Its Potential to Guide Surgical Resection. Nanomaterials (Basel). 2018 Nov 20; 8(11). Davis RM, Campbell JL, Burkitt S, Qiu Z, Kang S, Mehraein M, Miyasato D, Salinas H, Liu JTC, Zavaleta C. PMID: 30463284; PMCID: PMC6265869.
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    12. Theranostic Nanoparticles for Tracking and Monitoring Disease State. SLAS Technol. 2018 06; 23(3):281-293. Zavaleta C, Ho D, Chung EJ. PMID: 29115174; PMCID: PMC6217842.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    13. Multimodal assessment of SERS nanoparticle biodistribution post ingestion reveals new potential for clinical translation of Raman imaging. Biomaterials. 2017 Aug; 135:42-52. Campbell JL, SoRelle ED, Ilovich O, Liba O, James ML, Qiu Z, Perez V, Chan CT, de la Zerda A, Zavaleta C. PMID: 28486147; PMCID: PMC6252087.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    14. A Clinical Wide-Field Fluorescence Endoscopic Device for Molecular Imaging Demonstrating Cathepsin Protease Activity in Colon Cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 12; 18(6):820-829. Sensarn S, Zavaleta CL, Segal E, Rogalla S, Lee W, Gambhir SS, Bogyo M, Contag CH. PMID: 27154508; PMCID: PMC5564400.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    15. A hyperspectral method to assay the microphysiological fates of nanomaterials in histological samples. Elife. 2016 Aug 18; 5. SoRelle ED, Liba O, Campbell JL, Dalal R, Zavaleta CL, de la Zerda A. PMID: 27536877; PMCID: PMC5042654.
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    16. A real-time clinical endoscopic system for intraluminal, multiplexed imaging of surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0123185. Garai E, Sensarn S, Zavaleta CL, Loewke NO, Rogalla S, Mandella MJ, Felt SA, Friedland S, Liu JT, Gambhir SS, Contag CH. PMID: 25923788; PMCID: PMC4414592.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    17. A correlative optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy approach to locating nanoparticles in brain tumors. Micron. 2015 Jan; 68:70-76. Kempen PJ, Kircher MF, de la Zerda A, Zavaleta CL, Jokerst JV, Mellinghoff IK, Gambhir SS, Sinclair R. PMID: 25464144; PMCID: PMC4262686.
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    18. Evaluation of σ-1 receptor radioligand 18F-FTC-146 in rats and squirrel monkeys using PET. J Nucl Med. 2014 Jan; 55(1):147-53. James ML, Shen B, Nielsen CH, Behera D, Buckmaster CL, Mesangeau C, Zavaleta C, Vuppala PK, Jamalapuram S, Avery BA, Lyons DM, McCurdy CR, Biswal S, Gambhir SS, Chin FT. PMID: 24337599; PMCID: PMC4170105.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. High-sensitivity, real-time, ratiometric imaging of surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles with a clinically translatable Raman endoscope device. J Biomed Opt. 2013 Sep; 18(9):096008. Garai E, Sensarn S, Zavaleta CL, Van de Sompel D, Loewke NO, Mandella MJ, Gambhir SS, Contag CH. PMID: 24008818; PMCID: PMC3763230.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. A Raman-based endoscopic strategy for multiplexed molecular imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 18; 110(25):E2288-97. Zavaleta CL, Garai E, Liu JT, Sensarn S, Mandella MJ, Van de Sompel D, Friedland S, Van Dam J, Contag CH, Gambhir SS. PMID: 23703909; PMCID: PMC3690865.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 76     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. A hybrid least squares and principal component analysis algorithm for Raman spectroscopy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38850. Van de Sompel D, Garai E, Zavaleta C, Gambhir SS. PMID: 22723895; PMCID: PMC3377733.
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    22. A brain tumor molecular imaging strategy using a new triple-modality MRI-photoacoustic-Raman nanoparticle. Nat Med. 2012 Apr 15; 18(5):829-34. Kircher MF, de la Zerda A, Jokerst JV, Zavaleta CL, Kempen PJ, Mittra E, Pitter K, Huang R, Campos C, Habte F, Sinclair R, Brennan CW, Mellinghoff IK, Holland EC, Gambhir SS. PMID: 22504484; PMCID: PMC3422133.
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    23. Preclinical evaluation of Raman nanoparticle biodistribution for their potential use in clinical endoscopy imaging. Small. 2011 Aug 08; 7(15):2232-40. Zavaleta CL, Hartman KB, Miao Z, James ML, Kempen P, Thakor AS, Nielsen CH, Sinclair R, Cheng Z, Gambhir SS. PMID: 21608124; PMCID: PMC4151626.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    24. The fate and toxicity of Raman-active silica-gold nanoparticles in mice. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Apr 20; 3(79):79ra33. Thakor AS, Luong R, Paulmurugan R, Lin FI, Kempen P, Zavaleta C, Chu P, Massoud TF, Sinclair R, Gambhir SS. PMID: 21508310; PMCID: PMC3873137.
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    25. Affibody-functionalized gold-silica nanoparticles for Raman molecular imaging of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Small. 2011 Mar 07; 7(5):625-33. Jokerst JV, Miao Z, Zavaleta C, Cheng Z, Gambhir SS. PMID: 21302357; PMCID: PMC3386295.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. A hybrid least squares and principal component analysis algorithm for Raman spectroscopy. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:6971-4. Van de Sompel D, Garai E, Zavaleta C, Gambhir SS. PMID: 22255942; PMCID: PMC4151637.
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    27. Multiplexed imaging of surface enhanced Raman scattering nanotags in living mice using noninvasive Raman spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 11; 106(32):13511-6. Zavaleta CL, Smith BR, Walton I, Doering W, Davis G, Shojaei B, Natan MJ, Gambhir SS. PMID: 19666578; PMCID: PMC2726370.
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    28. Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice. Nat Nanotechnol. 2008 Sep; 3(9):557-62. De la Zerda A, Zavaleta C, Keren S, Vaithilingam S, Bodapati S, Liu Z, Levi J, Smith BR, Ma TJ, Oralkan O, Cheng Z, Chen X, Dai H, Khuri-Yakub BT, Gambhir SS. PMID: 18772918; PMCID: PMC2562547.
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    29. Imaging of 186Re-liposome therapy in ovarian cancer xenograft model of peritoneal carcinomatosis. J Drug Target. 2008 Aug; 16(7):626-37. Zavaleta CL, Goins BA, Bao A, McManus LM, McMahan CA, Phillips WT. PMID: 18686134.
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    30. Noninvasive molecular imaging of small living subjects using Raman spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 15; 105(15):5844-9. Keren S, Zavaleta C, Cheng Z, de la Zerda A, Gheysens O, Gambhir SS. PMID: 18378895; PMCID: PMC2299220.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 134     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    31. Characterization of an intraperitoneal ovarian cancer xenograft model in nude rats using noninvasive microPET imaging. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2007 Mar-Apr; 17(2):407-17. Zavaleta CL, Phillips WT, Bradley YC, McManus LM, Jerabek PA, Goins BA. PMID: 17362319.
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    32. Use of avidin/biotin-liposome system for enhanced peritoneal drug delivery in an ovarian cancer model. Int J Pharm. 2007 Jun 07; 337(1-2):316-28. Zavaleta CL, Phillips WT, Soundararajan A, Goins BA. PMID: 17276633.
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    33. Potential use of drug carried-liposomes for cancer therapy via direct intratumoral injection. Int J Pharm. 2006 Jun 19; 316(1-2):162-9. Bao A, Phillips WT, Goins B, Zheng X, Sabour S, Natarajan M, Ross Woolley F, Zavaleta C, Otto RA. PMID: 16580161.
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