Mini-Fellowship Program on Molecular Imaging Techniques

Mission and Purpose

To foster and catalyze positive change towards Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through early learning and exposure programs for underrepresented students in the Stanford School of Medicine educational programs. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide a practical introduction to basic science research early in the educational path and create new career opportunities for students.

Eligibility and Participation

The program is open to any student interested in biomedical research including cancer imaging and STEM related careers. This program introduces the student to these fields through web-based and on-site didactics. Eligibility is flexible to increase outreach and opportunities:

  • Junior and senior high school students
  • Undergraduate or early stage graduate students
  • Students taking a gap after high school or undergraduate degree


You are welcome to apply and participate in the program.

Program Structure

This Mini Fellowship program is designed to include three independent modules described below, each lasting 3 weeks. This allows flexibility and choice in the program. The program will also allow open enrollment between each module to provide broad opportunity for participation. However, certificate of participation will only be issued for those who fully attend all three modules.

    • Module 1: Introduction to molecular imaging and imaging technologies.
    • Module 2: Optical luminescent imaging: cellular and preclinical applications.
    • Module 3: Molecular imaging: clinical and AI/Deep Learning applications

Fellows registered to each module will meet weekly two hours and learn virtually as a group with faculty mentors to discuss biomedical imaging related projects and learn together through sharing experiences. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn new topics in molecular imaging research with a particular emphasis on the development of practical, rigorous research skills and the advancement of research in the field of biomedical research. The program will also open new networking and collaboration opportunities..   

Key Dates

  • Registration: Open now until June 8th 
  • Mini-Fellowship Program Duration: June 13 to August 10
  • Weekly Zoom Meeting: Every Thursday 10 - 11:30 am

Contact and Questions

The program is directed by Frezghi Habte from the Stanford Center for Innovation in in vivo Imaging (SCi3) and Arutselvan Natarajan from Canary Center, both of which are part of the Stanford School of Medicine. For any additional information regarding the program contact the program directly by email to