Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
and Translation (CCNE-T)

CCNE-T Personnel

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD

Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Radiology and
Director of the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Director of the Canary Center at Stanford for Early
Cancer Detection 

Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine

Principal Investigator
Project 4 Leader
Project 3 Investigator
Administration Core Director

Shan Wang, PhD

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Director of the Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology
Director of the Stanford Center for Research on 
Information Storage Materials (CRISM) 
Stanford University

Co-Principal Investigator
Project 2 Leader
Administration Core Co-Director

Richard Chin

Science and Engineering Assocate
Geballe Lab for Advanced Materials
Stanford University

Core 2 Investigator

Charles Drescher, MD

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecologic
Molecular Diagnostics
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Samir Hanash, MD, PhD

Program Head of Molecular Diagnotics
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Core 3 Consultant

Harvey Herschman, PhD

Vice Chair of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director of Intramural Programs, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director of Small Animal Imaging Resource, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry and 
Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Advisory Board Member

Daniel Hillis, PhD

Research Professor of Engineering and Medicine
University of Southern California

Project 3 Consultant

Don Listwin

Founder and Chairman
Canary Foundation

Advisory Board Member and Consultant

Parag Mallick, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Director of Clinical Proteomics
Cener for Applied Molecular Medicine

Project 3 Investigator

Philip Pizzo, MD

The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and 
Microbiology & Immunology

Stanford School of Medicine

Advisory Board Member

James Plummer, PhD

Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering
John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Advisory Board Member

Rajat Rohatgi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology and Biochemistry)
Stanford School of Medicine


Jianghong Rao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Stanford School of Medicine

Project 1 Investigator

Brian Rutt, PhD

Professor of Radiology
Stanford School of Medicine

Project 1 Investigator

Robert Sinclair, PhD

The Charles M. Pigott Professor in the School of Engineering
Chairman of Materials Science & Engineering
Stanford University

Core 2 Director

Rafaella Sordella, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Therapeutics (Signal Transduction)
University of Turin
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Projecs 3 and 4 Consultant

Brendon Stiles, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weil Cornell Medical College

Projects 3, 4 and 
Core 3 Consultant

Nicole Urban, ScD

Associate Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor of Health Sciences
University of Washington

Advisory Board Member and
Projects 3 and 4 Consultant

Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Stanford School of Medicine

Project 4 Consultant

Heather Wakelee, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Stanford School of Medicine

Advisory Board Member and 
Project 2 Consultant

Robert Wilson, PhD

Senior Research Scientist-Physical
Deptartment of Materials Science & Engineering
Manager of the Nanomagnetics Facility
Stanford University

Project 2 Investigator

Siavash Yazdanfar, PhD

Senior Scientist
Applied Optics Laboratory
GE Global Research

Project 4 Consultant

Richard Zare, PhD

Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science
Chairman of Chemistry
Stanford University

Advisory Board Member