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Richard J. Price

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Office location and address
MR5, 2316
415 Lane Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Rochester Institute of Technology, 1990
Ph.D. ​University of Virginia, 1995
Biography

Richard J. Price, Ph.D., is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Early in his career, he performed seminal studies demonstrating that microbubble activation with ultrasound could be used to deliver nanoparticles across endothelial barriers. His current research centers on the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound for targeting the delivery of drugs and genes across the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of brain tumors and the prevention of Parkinson’s neurodegeneration. He is also Research Director of the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center. In this capacity, he leads an institution-wide effort to identify, investigate, and translate new focused ultrasound applications.

Genome Editing the Blood-Brain Barrier with Sonoselective Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
May 15, 2021 – January 31, 2025
Focused ultrasound pre-conditioning for augmented nanoparticle penetration in infiltrative gliomas
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
April 01, 2021 – December 31, 2024
Focused Ultrasound Regimens that Synergize with Melanoma Immunotherapy
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
July 01, 2020 – March 31, 2024
Leveraging Focused Ultrasound to Sensitize Refractory Melanoma to Immunotherapy - Fellowship on behalf of Alexander Sean Mathew
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
June 01, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Cerebrovascular-selective gene delivery via focused ultrasound for ischemic stroke recovery - Pre-Doctoral Fellowship on Behalf of Delaney Fisher
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Cerebrovascular Endothelial Genome Editing with MR Image-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Source: American Heart Association
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2022
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Equal Partners in Discovery 2019 Beckman Scholars Program
Source: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
May 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Engineering ERK-specificity for cancer suicide gene therapy
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2022
Leveraging MR-guided focused ultrasound to potentiate immunotherapy for GBM
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
September 19, 2019 – August 31, 2022
ImmunoPET Assessment of anti-CD47 Immunotherapy Delivery to Glioblastoma with Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2022
Innovative systemic gene therapy for treating Parkinson's disease
Source: Johns Hopkins University, The
May 15, 2019 – April 30, 2022
MD-CANC Cancer Center Support Grant
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
February 01, 2017 – January 31, 2022
EN- BME- Targeted Delivery of Brain Penetrating DNA Nanoparticles to Brain Tumors
Source: Johns Hopkins University, The
April 12, 2016 – December 31, 2021
Ceramide Nanoliposomes in Combination with Focused Ultrasound for Treating Breast Cancer
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021
Leveraging Focused Ultrasound to Sensitize Refractory Melanoma to Immunotherapy
Source: Melanoma Research Foundation
February 01, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Focused Ultrasound and Multifunctional Nanoparticle Vaccines as Adjuvant Strategies for Cancer Immunotherapy
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
September 11, 2018 – August 31, 2020
Ultrasound-targeted miR-199a inhibition to promote therapeutic revascularization
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2020
EN-BME-MR Immunotherapeutic Nanoparticle Delivery to Melanoma with MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2020
EN-BME MRI-Guided miRNA Nanoparticle Delivery to Glioblastoma with Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
May 01, 2015 – February 29, 2020
EN-BME-Endothelial DNA Methylation, Arteriogenic Capacity, and Shear Stress "Set-Point"
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
April 01, 2017 – January 31, 2019
EN-BME Brain Tumor-Penetrating Nanoparticle Delivery with MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
May 07, 2012 – March 31, 2018
EN-BME Neurotrophic Nanoparticle Delivery with MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound: Fellowship on behalf of Brian Mead
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
March 01, 2017 – January 08, 2018
EN-BME Application of Laser Speckle Flowmetry to Vascular Remodeling
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2016
EN-BME Mechanisms of Amplified Arteriogenesis in Collateral Artery Segments Exposed to Flow Direction Reversal
Source: American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliat
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2016
EN-BME Summer 2015 FUSF Global Internship Program
Source: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
Brain Tumor-Penetrating Nanoparticle Delivery with MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
May 07, 2012 – March 31, 2016
Bevacizumab Delivery to Glioblastoma with MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengi
March 01, 2013 – February 29, 2016
EN-BME Summer 2014 FUSF Global Internship Program
Source: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2015
MD-BIOM Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering
Source: Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
December 01, 2005 – June 30, 2014
Mechanisms of Arteriogenesis Regulation
Source: American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliat
July 01, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Molecular Transducers Linking Shear Stress to Capillary Sprouting and Stability
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
July 15, 2010 – June 30, 2013
BME 1501: Special Topics
Credits: 1
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester
BME 2102: Physiology II
Credits: 3
Introduces the physiology of the kidney, salt and water balance, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system, and central nervous system, with reference to diseases and their pathophysiology. Prerequisite: CHEM 1610, PHYS 1425, or instructor permission.
BME 2220: Biomechanics
Credits: 3
Introduces principles of continuum mechanics of biological tissues and systems. Topics 1) Review selected results used in the biomechanics field, 2) properties of living tissue; 3) mechanical basis and effects of pathology & trauma: 4) intro to mechanotransduction, circulatory transport, growth and remodeling and tissue-engineered materials; 5) low Reynolds number flows in vivo and in microsystems. Prerequisites: APMA 2120, PHYS 1425. Co-requisite: APMA 2130, or instructor permission.
BME 4995: Biomedical Engineering Advanced Projects
Credits: 1–3
A year-long research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing, and instructor permission.
BME 8995: M.E. Supervised Project Research (M.E. STUDENTS ONLY)
Credits: 1–6
FOR M.E. STUDENTS ONLY. A research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a faculty advisor. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Fulfills the project requirement for the Biomedical Engineering Masters of Engineering degree. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission Required.
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
MICR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize for Focused Ultrasound Cancer Research 2017

Jorge Heller Award for Most Outstanding Paper in Journal of Controlled Release 2015

Fellow of the American Institue of Medical and Biological Engineering 2015