Welcome to the Vandoorne Lab in the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Our goal is to build imaging tools that can visualize the complex biology of inflammation in living subjects. Immune -vascular interactions are altered during cardiovascular disease and adjust in time, space and local environments.
Understanding these changes noninvasively in the complex context of disease development may give rise to new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and can further reveal new molecular and cellular targets not otherwise visible in traditional ex vivo studies.
We develop optical and PET/CT/MRI imaging techniques to visualize these complex behaviors in cardiovascular disease animal models. Our research focuses on both basic science and clinically translatable work.