Ceres Laboratory

Welcome to the Ceres Research Laboratory

At the forefront of biomedical innovation, the Ceres (Center for Excellence in Research in EV Science) Laboratory is dedicated to advancing our understanding and utilization of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and liquid biopsy techniques. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and researchers is exploring the vast potential of these microstructures and non-invasive diagnostic methods to revolutionize personalized medicine, cancer diagnostics, and therapeutic delivery systems.

Our Mission

Our mission is to decode the complex language of extracellular vesicles and harness the power of liquid biopsies to pave new pathways for early disease detection, monitoring, and treatment. By bridging cutting-edge research with clinical applications, we aim to provide innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and advance global healthcare.

Research Focus

  • Extracellular Vesicles: Tiny but mighty, EVs play a pivotal role in cellular communication and disease progression. Our lab is exploring the molecular signatures of EVs to uncover their potential in diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted therapy delivery.
  • Liquid Biopsy: A game-changer in oncology and beyond, liquid biopsy offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional tissue biopsies. We are dedicated to refining these techniques to detect and analyze circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and other biomarkers in bodily fluids, providing real-time insights into disease dynamics.

Highlights & Achievements

  • Innovative Diagnostic Platforms: Development of state-of-the-art platforms for the isolation and analysis of extracellular vesicles and circulating biomarkers.
  • Collaborative Research Projects: Engaging in multidisciplinary collaborations with leading institutions and industry partners to accelerate the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

Join Us

Whether you’re a student passionate about cutting-edge research, a potential collaborator interested in joining our efforts, or a member of the community seeking to learn more about our work, we invite you to explore our site and reach out. Together, we can unlock the mysteries of extracellular vesicles and liquid biopsy to better understand and combat diseases.

Stay updated with our latest research findings, news, and events as we continue to push the boundaries of science and innovation.

We aspire to make it easier to diagnose and understand the impact of brain cancer therapy through liquid biopsy.

Bob Carter MD PhD and Leonora Balaj PhD