Carlos Pérez-Torres, Ph.D.

Research Interests / Training Areas

  •  Radiation Biology – Normal Tissue Effects

    o Radiation-Induced Brain Injury

    o Radiation-Induced Lung Injury

    o Accuracy of animal models

    o details

  •  Pre-Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    o Tracking of disease progression with MRI

    o Early detection of disease

    o Detection of metal nanoparticles

    o details


Dr. Carlos Pérez-Torres is an Assistant Professor of Radiological Health Sciences within the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Pérez-Torres obtained his B.S. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Biology and Biotechnology in 2007 and his PhD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine in 2012. As a postdoctoral researcher in Washington University in Saint Louis, Dr. Pérez-Torres helped validate and characterize a mouse model of Radiation Necrosis, a late-onset side-effect of radiation therapy that mimics a tumor on standard anatomical MRI. As a faculty at Purdue University, Dr. Pérez-Torres continues to focus on how radiation treatment affects the normal brain to develop better diagnostic MRI tools (is it tumor or just a treatment side effect?) and to potentially improve radiation therapy of brain tumors.

Recent/Representative Publications

Boria AJ, Perez-Torres CJ. Impact of mouse strain and sex when modeling radiation necrosis. Radiat Oncol. 2020 Jun 3;15(1):141.

2. Kobos L, Alqatani S, Xia L, Coltellino V, Kishman R, Perez-Torres C, McIlrath D, Shannahan J. Comparison of Silver Nanoparticle Biodistribution and Responses Between Healthy and Metabolic Syndrome Mouse Models. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 2020 Apr 2;83(7):249–268.

3. Boria AJ, Perez-Torres CJ. Minimal difference between fractionated and single-fraction exposure in a murine model of radiation necrosis. Radiat Oncol. 2019 Aug 13;14(1):144.

4. Boria AJ, Perez-Torres CJ. Influence of Dose Uniformity when Replicating a Gamma Knife Mouse Model of Radiation Necrosis with a Preclinical Irradiator. Radiat Res. 2019 Apr;191(4):352–359.

5. Rancilio NJ, Dahl S, Athanasiadi I, Perez-Torres CJ. Design, construction, and in vivo feasibility of a positioning device for irradiation of mice brains using a clinical linear accelerator and intensity modulated radiation therapy. International Journal of Radiation Biology. 2017 Dec 2;93(12):1321–1326.


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Carlos Perez-Torres
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