Current Fellows

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

Mentor: Guillem Pratx, 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

Mentor: Fred Chin, 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.

Sayan Mullick Chowdhury - In Vivo Molecular Imaging, Molecular Biology and Nanotechnology

Mentor: Juergen Willmann, MD
(9/1/2015 - 8/312018)

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.

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. 

Former Fellows

Name Years Current Position
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 Radiological Physicist, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
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 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 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

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 Research Scientist, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology