Christopher Arena, Ph.D.
- Director of Experiential Learning
- Biomedical imaging
- Translational cancer research
- Medical devices
- Pulsed electric fields for drug delivery and tumor ablation
- Therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound
- Virginia Tech: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2013
- University of Virginia: B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2008
Awards, Honors, and Service
- Hultquist Award, Elon University, 2016
- College of Engineering Graduate Student of the Year, Virginia Tech, 2013
- 1st Place Student Paper Competition, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2012
- 1st Place Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks Tech Transfer Challenge, 2012
S Campelo, M Valerio, HU Ahmed, SL Arena, RE Neal II, Y Hu, M Emberton, and CB Arena (2017). "An Evaluation of Irreversible Electroporation Thresholds in Human Prostate Cancer and Potential Correlations to Physiological Measurements".—Applied Physics Letters: Bioengineering. 1(1): 016101.
SM Fix, A Novell, Y Yun, PA Dayton, and CB Arena (2017). "An evaluation of the sonoporation potential of low boiling point phase-change ultrasound contrast agents in vitro".—Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. 5(1): 7.
B Mercadal, CB Arena, RV Davalos, and A Ivorra (2017). "Avoiding Nerve Stimulation in Irreversible Electroporation: A Numerical Modeling Study".—Physics in Medicine and Biology. 62(20): 8060.
A Novell, CB Arena, O Oralkan, and PA Dayton (2016). "Wideband acoustic activation and detection of droplet vaporization events using a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer".—JASA Express Letters. 139(6): 3193-3198.
TR Porter, CB Arena, S Sayyed, J Lof, RR High, F Xie, and PA Dayton (2016). "Targeted Transthoracic Acoustic Activation of Systemically Administered Nanodroplets to Detect Myocardial Perfusion Abnormalities".—9: e003770.
CB Arena*, A Novell*, PS Sheeran, C Puett LC Moyer, and PA Dayton (2015). "Dual Frequency Acoustic Droplet Vaporization Detection for Medical Imaging".—IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 62(9): 1623-33.
CB Arena*, PA Garcia*, MB Sano*, JD Olson, T Rogers-Cotrone, JH Rossmeisl Jr., RV Davalos (2014). "Focal Blood-Brain-Barrier Disruption With High-Frequency Pulsed Electric Fields".—Technology. 2(03): 206-213.
CB Arena*, CS Szot*, PA Garcia, MN Rylander, RV Davalos (2012). "A Three-Dimensional in vitro Tumor Platform for Modeling Therapeutic Irreversible Electroporation".—Biophysical Journal. 103(9).
CB Arena, RL Mahajan, MN Rylander, RV Davalos (2012). "Towards the Development of Latent Heat Storage Electrodes for Electroporation-based Therapies".—Applied Physics Letters. 101(9).
CB Arena, MB Sano, JH Rossmeisl Jr., JL Caldwell, PA Garcia, MN Rylander, RV Davalos (2011). "High-Frequency Irreversible Electroporation for Non-Thermal Ablation without Muscle Contraction".—BioMedical Engineering OnLine. 10:102 (Highly-Accessed).