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  • Friso Benjamin Achterberg

    Friso Benjamin Achterberg

    Affiliate, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

    Bio Bio

    Friso Achterberg is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) and the department of Radiology. Friso received his B.Sc, M.Sc. and MD degree in Medicine from the university of Leiden in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2017 respectively. After acquiring his MD degree, he started working as a resident (not in training) at the department of surgery at the The Hague Medical Center. In October 2017 he started his MD Ph.D. program at the department for Oncological Surgery under the supervision of doctor Alexander L. Vahrmeijer, head of the Image-Guided Surgery Group at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands.

    In April 2018 he was co-responsible for organizing an Academy Colloquium titled: ‘Precision Surgery by Tumor Targeted Molecular Imaging: current challenges in the translation to clinical practice’. The Colloquium was organized to discuss the current challenges in the field of image-guided surgery with experts of the field.

    Professional education
    -Doctor of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
    -Master of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
    -Bachelor of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2014)

  • Israt Alam

    Israt Alam

    Rad/Molecular Imaging Scientist, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

    Bio Research Focus and interests: Molecular Imaging, PET, Immuno-Oncology, Graft versus Host Disease, Cell therapies

    Dr. Israt Alam is a Research Scientist at the Radiology Department at Stanford University in Prof. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir's lab. Her research focuses on studying lymphocyte activation with the motivation of developing non-invasive imaging tools, to monitor immune dynamics in response to immunotherapy and for diagnosis of immune driven diseases. Her work has supported the clinical translation of several nuclear imaging agents for early disease diagnosis and prediction of treatment response for improved patient management.

    Appointments:
    Post-Doctoral Scholar and Research Scientist, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2015-present)
    Visiting Researcher under supervision of Prof. Spencer Shorte, Plateforme d'imagerie dynamique, Pasteur Institute, Paris (2014)
    Science Education Intern and Consultant: United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris (2012-2013)

  • Emily Azevedo

    Emily Azevedo

    Physical Science Research Professional 1, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

    Current Role at Stanford Ms. Azevedo focuses on the translation of radiotracers for imaging neurordegenerative diseases.