Sabrina M. Ronen, PhD, is a Professor and Director of the Neuroimaging Research Group in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Ronen completed her BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, received her MS in Chemistry from San Jose State University, and obtained her PhD in Chemical Physics from The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She then trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Curie in Paris, France, and started her academic career at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, England.
Dr. Ronen’s Laboratory focuses on developing and mechanistically validating robust non-invasive translatable magnetic resonance (MR)–based biomarkers that can be used to monitor oncogenic transformation and response to therapy. Dr. Ronen has ongoing research projects on monitoring PI3K signaling, detecting the mutational status of isocitrate dehydrogenase, probing the metabolism of brain tumors, and determining the metabolomic profile of pancreatic cancer.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), spectroscopic imaging (MRSI), imaging (MRI), metabolism, cancer, bioengineering
Preclinical cancer models
Magnetic resonance, spectroscopy, imaging, cancer, metabolism, cell signaling, biomarkers
Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel - Cum Laude, Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Masters of Science: San Jose State University, San Jose - Chemistry
• Doctor of Philosophy: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel - Chemical Physics
• Postdoctoral Fellowship: Institut Curie, Paris, France - Imaging
• Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harefield Hospital, London, England - Imaging