Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Contact: Email: Julia Carmona-Bozo
Dr Julia Carmona-Bozo obtained her medical degree in 2011 at the University of Zulia in Venezuela obtaining her medical licensure in September 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, she was a Radiology registrar at Rafael Urdaneta University in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She obtained her Radiology degree in December 2016.
Julia’s interest for research started while she was in Medical school when she joined a research society investigating endocrine and metabolic disorders. She became a student research assistant within that society participating in pre-clinical research projects. Later, she continued doing research and became a research assistant in a clinical study about Alzheimer’s disease. Before coming to Cambridge, Julia was working with the widely recognised pharmaceutical company, NOVARTIS.
Her research at the University of Cambridge, as a PhD student, is focused on hybrid PET-MR imaging of breast cancer.
Together with Prof Fiona J. Gilbert, Dr. Roido Manavaki and the breast research group, she evaluates imaging biomarkers of hypoxia in breast cancer using 18F-FMISO PET/MRI, DCE-MRI quantitative radiomics and morphological features of breast cancer vascularity and quantitative biomarkers of DWI-MRI in breast cancer.
|Degree||Awarding Institution||Field of Study||Graduated|
|MD||University of Zulia, Venezuela||Medicine||2011|
|Radiologist||Rafael Urdaneta University, Venezuela||Radiology||2016|
Julia is currently supervised by Prof Fiona J. Gilbert. The aim of her investigation is to explore and identify breast cancer biomarkers of tumour hypoxia and vascularity using in-vivo functional imaging in order to better understand the breast microenvironment and assess breast cancer pathophysiology. After finishing her PhD course, Julia wishes to further expand her research skills while going back to the clinical practise.
- “Hypoxia and perfusion in breast cancer: simultaneous assessment using PET/MR imaging”. Julia C. Carmona-Bozo, Roido Manavaki, Ramona Woitek, Turid Torheim, Gabrielle C. Baxter, Corradina Caraco, Elena Provenzano, Martin J. Graves, Tim D. Fryer, Andrew J. Patterson, Fiona J. Gilbert. Journal of European Radiology. July 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-020-07067-2