Dr. Ian Corbin received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1994 from the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He then went on to earn a Masters of Science from the University of Manitoba in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Sciences where he used high resolution NMR to study metabolic interactions between parasitic cestodes and their murine hosts.  Thereafter, Dr. Corbin continued at the University of Manitoba to earn his doctorate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2002. His thesis dissertation focused on the use of in vivo 31P MRS as a diagnostic tools for assessing the severity of liver disease. After completing his PhD Dr. Corbin spent four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Radiology where he began working in the field of nanotechnology.  In 2006, he was appointed as a Scientific Associate at the University Health Network, Division of Biophysics and Bioimaging, Toronto, Canada. At this center Dr. Corbin continued to develop expertise and expand his investigations in the area of diagnostic and therapeutic nanomedicine. In 2009, Dr. Corbin returned to the United States where he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Advanced Imaging Research Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


University of Winnipeg (1994), Biology
Graduate School
University of Manitoba (1997), Anatomy
Graduate School
University of Manitoba (2002), Pharmacology

Research Interest

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Disease
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Nanomedicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

In vivo assessment of hepatic triglycerides in murine non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Corbin I.R., S. Pickup, E. Furth and E.J. Delikatny Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2009 8/1791 757-763
Biomimetic Nanocarrier for Direct Cytosolic Drug Delivery
Zhang Z., W. Cao, H. Jin, J.F. Lovell, M. Yang, L.Ding, J. Chen, I. Corbin, Q. Luo, G. Zheng Angewandte Chemie 2009
Ligand Conjugated Low-density Lipoprotein Nanoparticles for Enhanced Optical Cancer Imaging in Vivo
Chen J., I.R. Corbin, H. Li, W. Cao, J.D. Glickson , G. Zheng Journal of American Chemical Society 2007 18/129 5798-5799
Enhanced Cancer-targeted Delivery Using Engineered High-Density Lipoprotein-Based Nanocarriers
Corbin I.R., J. Chen, W. Cao, H. Li, S. Lund-Katz, G. Zheng Journal of biomedical Nanotechnology 2007 3 367-376

Honors & Awards

  • American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award Grant
  • UTSW PresidentÂ’s Research Council Award
  • MMSF Morris Neaman-Norman and Margaret Corne Major Research Award
  • University of Manitoba E.L. Drewry Research Award
  • University of Manitoba Health Sciences Dissertation Award
  • Glaxo Wellcome/CASL Hepatology Fellowship
  • Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentship Award