Jessica Klockow - In Vivo Molecular Imaging
Mentor: Fred Chin, PhD
Jessica began her SMIS fellowship in September 2015 after completing her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Missouri where she performed chemical synthesis and in vitro evaluation of fluorescent molecular sensors for neurotransmitter detection. At Stanford, she is working in the Chin Lab developing novel multimodal molecular imaging tools to detect enzymatic activity in neurological cancers and disorders. The goal is to elucidate biological mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis and progression.
Sayan Mullick Chowdhury - In Vivo Molecular Imaging, Molecular Biology and Nanotechnology
Mentor: Juergen Willmann, MD
Sayan began his SMIS fellowship in September 2015 after completing his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at State University of New York-Stony Brook where he focused on developing a graphene based MRI contrast agent for blood pool imaging applications and a nanoparticle based drug delivery agent for targeted therapy of HPV induced tumors. Sayan is starting his fellowship under the primary mentorship of Dr Juergen Karl Willmann in the Department of Radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine. He will also be doing a substantial portion of his research at the Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection at Stanford. Sayan will be working towards developing a novel nanoparticle stabilized microbubble based contrast agent for targeted molecular imaging that can produce contrast enhancement in atleast five different modalities including MRI, ultrasound, X-ray, thermoacoustic imaging and photoacoustic imaging. This novel contrast agent will be useful for early detection of several forms of cancer including breast cancer and liver cancer. Furthermore, these contrast agent can also be modified to function as efficacious agents for localized chemotherapaeutic drug delivery.
Michael Mastanduno - In Vivo Molecular Imaging
Mentor: Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
2014 - 2016
Michael began his SMIS fellowship in September of 2014 after completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Dartmouth College. He was coadvised by Dr. Brian Pogue and Dr. Keith Paulsen to develop combined optical and MRI imaging for early diagnosis of breast cancer. Since joining the Gambhir lab in January, 2014, he has focused on quantitative image reconstruction for more accurate characterization of endogenous absorbers and exogenous molecular agents in photoacoustic tomography. Michael also supports efforts in instrumentation for multimodal ovarian cancer imaging in humans and animal models.
Shiva Abbaszadeh - Molecular Imaging Instrumentation
Mentor: Craig Levin, PhD
2014 - 2016
Shiva began her SMIS fellowship in 2014 after completing her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. During her PhD, she worked on developing solid-state avalanche indirect X-ray detectors and a high resolution amorphous selenium direct X-ray detector using a CMOS active pixel sensor. She is working with Dr. Craig Levin on developing an advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) system dedicated to breast cancer imaging and investigating a new semiconductor detector material for enhancing PET performance.
Joshua Cates - Molecular Imaging Instrumentation
Mentor: Craig Levin, PhD
Joshua began his SMIS fellowship in September of 2013 after completing his PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is working with Craig Levin on Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography (ToF-PET) detectors with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible photosensor technologies and depth-of-Interaction capabilities. Joshua is also supporting efforts to develop a high-resolution, 3-D positioning cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) PET system.
Annalisa Pawlosky - Molecular Biology and In Vivo Molecular Imaging
Mentors: Gary Glover, PhD and Craig Levin
2013 - 2016
Annalisa began her SMIS fellowship in November 2013 after completing her PhD in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology under the guidance of Alexander van Oudenaarden. At Stanford, she will be working with Professor Matthew Scott to investigate the fundamental dynamics of Hedgehog (Hh) signaling in an effort to build novel tools for noninvasive optical imaging for Hh-associated cancers such as medulloblastoma.
||2012 - 2015||Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Radiology, Stanford University|
|Katheryne Wilson||2012 - 2015||Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
|Robert Michael Angelo||2012 - 2014||Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University|
|Timothy Larson||2012 - 2014||Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology|
|Adam Cole||2011||Patent Agent at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati|
|Rehan Ali||2010 - 2013||Research Scientist|
|Prachi Pandit||2010 - 2013||Associate Specialist, UCSF|
|Jesse Jokerst||2009 - 2013||Assistant Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, UCSD|
|Eric Gonzalez||2009 - 2012||Unknown|
|Nicholas Conley||2009 - 2012||Principal Research Engineer, HGST/Western Digital|
|Benjamin Cosgrove||2008 - 2011||Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
|Sharon Hori||2008 - 2011||Research Scientist, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology|
|Marybeth A. Pysz||2008 - 2011||Scientist II, Stem CentRx|
|Henry Haeberle||2008 - 2010||Life Science Application Scientista at Thorlabs|
|Hua Fan-Minogue||2007 - 2010||Research Scientist, Stanford University|
|Keith Hartman||2007 - 2009||Director, Corporate Strategy - Home Modalities at DaVita|
|Ted Chu||2007 - 2008||Research Scientist, Geron|
|Richard Kimura||2006 - 2009||Research Scientist, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection|
|Hen-Tzu (Jill) Lin||2006 - 2009||Analytics Manager, Genentech|
|Jennifer Prescher||2006 - 2009||Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
|Bryan Smith||2006 - 2009||Research Scientist, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology|