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  • Rayhaneh Afjei

    Rayhaneh Afjei

    Life Science Research Professional, Rad/Neuroimaging and Neurointervention

    Bio Lab Manager, Stanford University, Prof. Tarik Massod08/2015 - Present
    School of Medicine, Department of radiology section of Neuroradiology,
    Molecular imaging program at Stanford (MIPS) Lab
    • Performed antioxidant project to treat brain/breast cancer utilizing the following techniques :
    -Cell culturing (T98G, LN229, U87, T98G, 293T, MDA, Hela cells) including maintenance of cells, transfection, transduction and drug treatment
    -Cloning, transformation, plasmid extraction, gel electrophoresis
    -Flow cytometer, mitochondria staining, luciferase assay
    -Nanomedicine, Molecular imaging, Targeted delivery, Gene therapy
    •Enhanced the therapeutic efficacy of Temozolomide (clinical drug) towards glioblastoma by 20 with miR-21 downregulation and PLGA nanoparticles
    •Co-delivery of therapeutic microRNAs and drugs for triple negative breast cancer treatment in pre-clinical small animal model by multifunctional polymer nanocarriers
    Canary Crest Summer Program Mentor, Stanford University, School of Medicine2017 & 2018
    Assistant to the chair, Spiritual Care, UC Davis Med Center 10/2012-8/2015
    Research Assistant, Stanford University, Prof. Ahmad Salehi10/2013 – 06/2015
    •BDNF signaling in mouse model of Down syndrome:
    Performed biochemical techniques including western blots, immunohistochemistry, qPCR and ELISA
    •Study differences between normal and abnormal physiology to find appropriate biological targets for drug intervention
    •Study the pathways by which the drugs are causing the observed effects on cognitive function and neurodegeneration
    •Performed in-vitro and in-vivo experiments using mouse models of Down syndrome to study the effects of drugs on neurodegeneration and learning ability (cognition)
    Research Assistant, University of California Davis, Prof. Kit Lam 6/2012-12/2012
    Performed experiments on cancer treatment techniques including:
    Library design, General library screening techniques, Optimizing concentration of dye
    Image J, picked up beads, sequencing

  • Demir Akin, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Demir Akin, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

    Current Role at Stanford Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence for Translational Diagnostics

  • 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.

    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.

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