Principal Investigator

Paolo P. Provenzano is a Professor (with tenure) in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine: Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. He is the Director of the NCI U54 Center for Multiparametric Imaging of Tumor Immune Microenvironments (C-MITIE), project leader and executive committee member of the NCI-designated University of Minnesota Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PSOC) and was also an American Cancer Society Research Scholar and a University of Minnesota Masonic Scholar.  Dr. Provenzano has a diverse background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and cell and molecular cancer biology and extensive expertise working at the interface of cancer biology and engineering.  Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Provenzano was a DOD-CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin where he helped pioneer the fields of cancer cell mechanobiology and live tumor optical imaging, and a Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson cancer Research Center where he developed novel therapeutic strategies targeting key physical properties in tumors. 


Paolo Provenzano