Scott Hilderbrand, Ph.D.

Dr. Hilderbrand is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and group leader in the Center for Molecular Imaging Research. His research group is focused on the development of emerging fluorochrome and nanoparticle technologies for molecular imaging applications. To image effectively in vivo, dyes with absorption and fluorescence emission maxima in the NIR (650-950 nm) are necessary. Active research projects are centered on the synthesis of fluorochromes with enhanced optical characteristics for labeling, use in enzyme activated probes, and design of environment-responsive fluorogenic probes. Additional projects are focused on the construction of improved fluorescence and/or multimodal nanoparticle-based imaging platforms.