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Tatiana Khokhlova
November 15, 2023

Tatiana Khokhlova receives Research Development Award

She is the 2024 recipient of the Donald Bocek Endowed Research Development Award in Pancreatic Cancer.
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Dr. Tatiana Khokhlova, research associate professor (Gastroenterology) is the 2024 recipient of the Donald E. Bocek Endowed Research Development Award in Pancreatic Cancer.

This award recognizes a junior level researcher making significant contributions to research related to pancreatic cancer.

"I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of this award and looking forward to engaging in the lines of investigation that it will enable for my lab's work on pancreatic cancer therapies."


Dr. Tatiana (Tanya) Khokhlova specializes in ultrasound technology for cancer diagnostics and therapy.

She joined UWGI faculty in 2012 after completing her PhD in Physics from Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) and postdoctoral training at the University of Washington.

Dr. Khokhlova’s current research projects are primarily aimed at developing ultrasound-based non-invasive interventions for treatment of pancreas cancer termed pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) and translating these interventions and associated devices from pre-clinical studies to clinical trials.

Other ongoing projects span a wide range of clinical targets, including minimally invasive evacuation of large traumatic hematomas, using ultrasound to stimulate the release of cancer biomarkers and non-invasive ablation options for benign prostate hyperplasia.

This research is done in close collaboration with Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington).