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Research Focus and interests: Molecular Imaging, PET, Immuno-Oncology, Graft versus Host Disease, CAR T cellsDr. Israt Alam is a Senior Scientist in the Radiology Department at Stanford University. She trained in Prof. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir's lab and transitioned to Dr. Michelle James' lab in 2021. Her research focuses on studying lymphocyte activation with the motivation of developing non-invasive imaging tools, to monitor immune dynamics in response to cancer immunotherapy and in immunopathology. Her work has supported the clinical translation of several nuclear imaging agents (small molecules and a biologic) for early detection of cancer and prediction of treatment response. She has also worked on several biomarker detection platforms for early disease detection. She is currently co-chair of the "Imaging in cell and immune therapies" (ICIT) interest group for the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS).Appointments:-Senior Research Scientist, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2021-present)-Life Sciences Research Associate, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2018-2021)-Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2015-2018)-Visiting Researcher under supervision of Prof. Spencer Shorte, Plateforme d'imagerie dynamique, Pasteur Institute, Paris (2014)-Science Education Consultant: United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris (2012-2013)