Mini-Fellowship Program on Molecular Imaging Techniques

Mission and Purpose

This Mini-Fellowship program was initiated to make a significant contribution to a positive change towards Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through actively engaging Underrepresented Students to participate 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 underrepresented minority students.

Eligibility and Participation

The program is open to any students who are interested in learning basic introduction to cancer imaging and seeking to pursue biomedical research related career goals. Students in high school, undergraduate or graduate education or students taking a gap after a high school or undergraduate degree are welcome to participate in the program. 

Program Structure and Benefits

This Mini Fellowship program is designed to include three independent modules described below that each last for 3 weeks.  This was done to allow flexibility in the program. With this structure fellows will be able to choose to attend specific topics of interest. The program will also allow open enrollment between each module to provide broad opportunity for participation.

    • Module 1: Introduction to basic molecular imaging and imaging technologies.
    • Module 2: Steps and processes of molecular imaging with specific focus on optical imaging.
    • Module 3:  Highlights of computation tools for molecular imaging 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. Any fellow attending the program will benefit in various ways. 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 2022 Dates

  • Mini-Fellowship Program Duration: May 31 to August 8
  • Registration: Open now for all modulles until June 17th 
  • Weekly Zoom Meeting: Every Tuesday 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