Christopher Loo, M.D., Ph.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Dr. Loo received his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was the recipient of the Outstanding Student in Orthopedic Surgery Award, an educational scholarship from the International Society for Optical Engineering, and awards from the Cain Foundation, Optical Society of America, Whitaker Foundation, and Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery of Banff, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University concurrently with his M.D. degree and completed fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI). Dr. Loo joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The Methodist Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Loo conducts translational research using nanotechnology, specifically nanoshells and their bioconjugates, to improve imaging techniques and drug delivery methods. Working in the Spine Advanced Technology Laboratory, Dr. Loo aims to develop methods to use nanoshells and sophisticated mapping technology to direct drugs or proteins to specific musculoskeletal tissues.
Spine surgery, orthopedics, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, drug delivery
Loo, C., Lowery, A., West, J., Halas, N. and Drezek, R. Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Cancer Imaging and Therapy. Nanoletters. 5(4): 709-711 (2005).
Loo, C., Hirsch, L., Lee, M., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. Gold Nanoshell Bioconjugates for Molecular Imaging in Living Cells. Optics Letters. 30(9): 1012-1014 (2005).
Loo, C., Lin, A., Hirsch, L., Lee, M., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. Chapter 12: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells. Nanofabrication for Biomedical Applications. Wiley-VCH. pp. 327-342 (2005).
Loo, C., Lin, A., Hirsch, L., Lee, M., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. Nanoshell-Enabled Photonics-Based Imaging and Therapy of Cancer. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. 3(1): 33-40 (2004).
Loo, C.H., Lee, M-H., Hirsch, L.R., West, J.L., Halas, N.J., and Drezek, R.A. Nanoshell Bioconjugates for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer. Proceedings of SPIE. 5327: 1-4 (2004).
Drezek, R., Chen, J., Loo, C., Lin, A., West, J., and Halas, N. Chapter 87: Optical Imaging of Breast Tissue, in Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease, E. Singletary, G. Rob, and G. Hortobagyi, eds., BC Decker, Inc. Ontario, CA, pp. 859-868 (2003).