Natalya Rapoport, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Natalya Rapoport, PhD, is a research professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah and a member of the Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Rapoport studies ways to deliver chemotherapy drugs targeted to cancer cells, but not the healthy cells, of patients. This includes packaging the drugs so they do not release until ultrasound imaging reveals they are near the cancer. This technique is called tumor-directed ultrasound treatment.
Rapoport received a PhD from the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, and a DSc from the Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.