The Besserer Lab focuses on the development of novel and effective diagnostic probes and therapeutic molecules (theranostics) for brain cancer and especially glioblastomas. Our research is centered on targeting cell surface proteins expressed by cancer cells and stromal cells (support cells surrounding the tumor). We also aim to develop innovative ways to cross the blood-brain barrier using different techniques such as the use of conjugation with brain-penetrant molecules. Finally, we have an interest in personalized medicine and the use of innovative technology to identify tumors that are at the high potential to respond to a precise drug or combination of drugs. To achieve these goals, we use and develop in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo techniques combining knowledge of pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology.