Three MIPS Members Recognized at WMIC 2022

The World Molecular Imaging Congress 2022 (WMIC 2022) took place September 28 - October 1, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida, where three MIPS members were recognized.

Anna Wu, PhD (Chair and Professor of Immunology and Theranostics at the City of Hope and External MIPS Faculty member) received the 2022 Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal is the highest honor within the Society and is awarded for a major research contribution to the field of molecular imaging within the scope of the Society's purposes. Anna Wu has received the Gold Medal due to her science of applying protein engineering to optimize the properties of antibodies for the in vivo delivery of radionuclides in preclinical models and patients, which has led to widespread acceptance of immunoPET as a versatile molecular imaging strategy. Her keynote presentation was entitled "Imaging + Immunology."

Dr. Wu was also recognized with the WIMIN Leadership Award by the Women in Molecular Imaging Network (WIMIN) interest group.

Postdoctoral fellow Javier Ajenjo, PhD (Ferrara lab) received the Best Poster in the Neuroscience track for his presentation entitled "Ultrasound-enhanced brain delivery of [64Cu]Cu-AAVs assessed by positron emission tomography (PET)."

Senior Research Scientist Dr. Jai Woong Seo, PhD's (Ferrara lab) presentation entitled "Multimodal imaging platform for quantification of the pharmacokinetics and transduction of engineered AAVs" was showcased in the Closing Ceremony highlights session.