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 25 years experience in cancer imaging, therapy, and tumor pathophysiology.

He is also a professor of Radiology and a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, he serves as a faculty member for the Biomedical Engineering and Cancer Biology Graduate programs.

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; Peripheral artery disease; 
  • Bioluminescence imaging
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Oxygen / Hypoxia