Meet the PI

Ralph P. Mason, Ph.D.

Ralph P. Mason, Ph.D.


Graduate School: Cambridge University – England (1986)

Undergraduate: Cambridge University – England (1983), Chemistry

Faculty Profile

Professional Experience

Dr. Mason is director of the Cancer Imaging Program, with more than 20 years experience in cancer imaging, therapy, and tumor pathophysiology.

He is professor of radiology and member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Mason also serves on four graduate programs including Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Cancer Biology.

Research Interests 

  • Application of imaging methods to tumor development and response to therapy; development of NMR reporter molecules as probes of physiology and gene transfection; detoxification of xenobiotica; MR microscopy, and tissue microstructure
  • Bioluminescent imaging
  • Gene therapy
  • Oxygen

Introduction to the lab