Ralph S. DaCosta

Ralph S. DaCosta, PhD

  • Monitoring tumour response to radiation therapy in real-time
  • Detecting cancers earlier with fluorescence endoscopy
  • Detecting bacterial infection in chronic wounds with light
  • Optical molecular imaging applied to stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Optical molecular imaging applied to neuroscience and neutological disease
  • New technologies for image-guided and minimally-invasive surgery
  • New advances in 3D fluorescence image-guided cancer surgery
Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2016 Aug 1;5(8):329-331
DaCosta RS, Ottolino-Perry K, Banerjee J
Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 Jun 8;
Stammes MA, Knol-Blankevoort VT, Cruz LJ, Feitsma HR, Mezzanotte L, Cordfunke RA, Sinisi R, Dubikovskaya EA, Maeda A, DaCosta RS, Bierau K, Chan A, Kaijzel EL, Snoeks TJ, van Beek ER, Löwik CW
Mol Imaging. 2015 Sep 1;14:452-74
Maeda A, Kulbatski I, DaCosta RS
J Biomed Opt. 2015 Jul 1;20(7):76011
Chamma E, Qiu J, Lindvere-Teene L, Blackmore KM, Majeed S, Weersink R, Dickie CI, Griffin AM, Wunder JS, Ferguson PC, DaCosta RS
Int Wound J. 2015 Apr 22;
Wu YC, Smith M, Chu A, Lindvere-Teene L, Starr D, Tapang K, Shekhman R, Wong O, Linden R, DaCosta RS
PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0116623
DaCosta RS, Kulbatski I, Lindvere-Teene L, Starr D, Blackmore K, Silver JI, Opoku J, Wu YC, Medeiros PJ, Xu W, Xu L, Wilson BC, Rosen C, Linden R
J Biomed Opt. 2014 Aug;19(8):085002
Wu YC, Kulbatski I, Medeiros PJ, Maeda A, Bu J, Xu L, Chen Y, DaCosta RS
Int J Cancer. 2014 Feb 1;134(3):717-30
Ottolino-Perry K, Tang N, Head R, Ng C, Arulanandam R, Angarita FA, Acuna SA, Chen Y, Bell J, Dacosta RS, McCart JA


Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Cancer Imaging
UHN Biophotonics Program
Member, Radiation Medicine Program
Member, Spatio-Temporal Targeted and Amplification of Radiation Response (STTARR) Innovation Center​