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Dr. Habte, originally from Eritrea, got his MSc and Ph.D. from Stockholm University, Sweden, in applied Physics. Prior to his recruitment in 2008 as an imaging scientist at Stanford University, Dr. Habte has worked on various research centered on imaging system development, including new radiation detector design, readout electronics, Monte Carlo simulations and computations tools. In his current position, as director of a small animal imaging facility at Stanford, Dr. Habte run and oversee the operations and services of the imaging facility. His work requires close collaboration with researchers and investigators to help solve any issues related to the in vivo imaging and quantitation of images acquired with different modalities including PET/SPECT/CT, PET/MRI, MRI, Optical Imaging, Ultrasound, Photoacoustic and other Cell, or Ex-vivo imaging systems. In addition, Dr. Habte is actively involved in various collaborative and independent research. Some of the recent and ongoing projects include integrated image data management system for preclinical and clinical translation, algorithm development for image segmentation, validation and optimization of image acquisition and analysis for preclinical and theranostic applications.
Director, Stanford Center for Innovation, in In vivo Imaging