Current Fellows


Guolan Lu -  

Mentor: Eben Rosenthal, MD
(1/16/2018 - 1/15/2021)

Guolan began her SMIS fellowship in January 2018. She received her PhD degree from the joint Biomedical Engineering department of Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, where she worked on quantitative cancer detection with hyperspectral imaging and machine learning in both preclinical and clinical studies. At Stanford, she is working in the Rosenthal Lab to leverage molecular imaging to quantify and predict antibody penetration in solid tumors.


Justin Klein - Imaging Instrumentation

Mentor: Guillem Pratx, PhD
(8/14/2017 - 8/13/2020)

Justin began his SMIS fellowship in August 2018.  He earned his PhD in biomedical engineering, with an emphasis in biophotonics and bioimaging, from UC Davis in 2017 under the guidance of Simon Cherry.  His dissertation research focused on clinical applications of and new instrumentation for Cerenkov luminescence imaging, an optical technique for imaging PET radiotracers.  At Stanford he is working under the mentorship of Guillem Pratx on optical approaches for enhancing radiation therapy.  Broadly, Justin is interested in light- and radiation-mediated cancer therapies, molecular imaging, cancer biology, and intraoperative imaging.


David Huland - In Vivo Molecular Imaging

Mentor: Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
(2/1/2017 - 1/31/2020)

David began his SMIS fellowship in February 2017.  He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University where he worked on the design, development and clinical translation of multiphoton endoscopes.  At Stanford, he is working with Sam Gambhir on developing photoacoustic and Raman imaging methods for early cancer detection and preclinical studies.


Tae Jin Kim - Molecular Imaging Instrumentation

Mentors: Guillem Pratx, PhD and Lei Xing, PhD
(2/1/2017 - 1/31/2020)

Tae Jin (TJ) began his SMIS fellowship in February 2017. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he specialized on image analysis, microscopy, microfabrication, and thermal-fluids systems. At Stanford, TJ is working with Guillem Pratx to design a low-light microscope optimized for radionuclide imaging and develop microfluidic platforms that enable detection of radionuclide uptake in the single-cell resolution.


Jessica Klockow - In Vivo Molecular Imaging

Mentors: Fred Chin, PhD and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
(9/1/2015 - 8/312018)

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.


Former Fellows

Name Years Current Position
Sayan Mullick Chowdhury 2015 - 2017 Scientist, Theragnostic Technologies
Joshua Cates 2013 - 2017 Instructor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
Shiva Abbaszadeh 2014 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois
Michael Mastanduno 2014 - 2016 Data Scientist, Health Catalyst
Annalisa Pawlosky 2013 - 2016 Research Biochemist, Google
Moiz Ahmad
2012 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
Katheryne Wilson 2012 - 2015 Instructor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
Robert Michael Angelo 2012 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University
Timothy Larson 2012 - 2014 Marketing Specialist, Takara Bio USA Inc.
Tianyi Krupka 2011 Unknown
Adam Cole 2011 Patent Agent at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Rehan Ali 2010 - 2013 Lead Data Scientist, Evori Ltd.
Prachi Pandit 2010 - 2013 Specialist, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF
Jesse Jokerst 2009 - 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, UCSD

Jokerst Lab

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

Cosgrove Lab
Sharon Hori 2008 - 2011 Instructor, 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 Molecular Biologist, USDA
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

Prescher Lab
Bryan Smith 2006 - 2009 Instructor, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology