Terry O Matsunaga, PharmD, PhD

Dr. Matsunaga received his AB degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a Pharm.D in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Following a year of clinical training as a resident at the University of Michigan, he returned to UCSF where he received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry under the mentorship of George L. Kenyon. From 1986 - 1992, he was a NIDA post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Victor J. Hruby. Since 2010, he has chaired the Steering Committee for the NHLBI SMARTT (Science Moving Towards Research Translation and Therapy) Program.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Matsunaga studies contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with a focus on micro bubble development and phase-change per fluorocarbon contrast agents for vascular and extravascular imaging. His current research emphasizes the potential for early detection of breast cancer.

Research Program Role
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

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Terry O Matsunaga, PharmD, PhD