Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira

Office: 517-355-1687
IQ DIVISION – Chemical Biology



Dr. Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira has received a PharmD degree and an M.Sc. in Material and Nuclear Sciences from renowned Brazilian institutions. She received her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. de Aguiar Ferreira has been working with biological applications of radiation for the past 15 years, has published close to 50 peer-reviewed articles and won three Young Investigator Awards from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and made the SNMMI’s “Ones to Watch” list in 2021.

The Mira Laboratory

The Molecular Imaging and Radiotheranostics (MIRA) Laboratory focuses on harnessing the power of radiation to solve disease management problems. We work on 3 major areas: (i) molecular imaging of diseases and disease processes with radiolabeled moieties and imaging of the immune system with a peptide that targets activated CD8 T cells, (ii) radiopharmaceutical therapy using small molecules/antibodies/peptides radiolabeled with alpha or beta emitters for curative cancer treatment and its combination with other treatment modalities such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and DNA damage inhibitors and (iii) radioimmunobiology by evaluating the immunomodulatory effects of radiation and how can  radiation be used to modulate the tumor microenvironment.