Mentors & Research

The Training Committee will assign to incoming fellows at least two mentors selected to guide their intended research experience based on their research focus stated in their application and their interview. In matching the fellow to their two mentors, the Training Committee will also provide recommendation for courses to be taken for a particular fellow.

The program provides opportunities for vertical integration of multiple technologies/approaches. To place guided tracks for trainees, faculty research interests are organized into seven program areas.

Chemistry of Molecular Probes

Program Area 1

Carolyn Bertozzi
Baker Family Director of Sarafan ChEM-H, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Radiology
Matthew Bogyo
Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Michelle L. James
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and of Neurology (Neurology Research Faculty) Instructor, Radiology- Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Jianghong Rao
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Paul Wender
Francis W. Bergstrom Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

In Vivo Molecular Imaging, Including Cell Tracking

Program Area 2

Raag Airan
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Materials Science and Engineering
Matthew Bogyo
Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Jennifer R. Cochran
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research, Addie and Al Macovski Professor and Professor of Bioengineering
Heike Daldrup-Link
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Adam de la Zerda
Associate Professor of Structural Biology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Andrei Iagaru
Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine)
Michelle L. James
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and of Neurology (Neurology Research Faculty) Instructor, Radiology- Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Craig Levin
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Professor (Research) of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Guillem Pratx
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

Molecular/Cell Pharmacology

Program Area 3

Raag Airan
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Materials Science and Engineering
Helen M. Blau
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Professor, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Professor (Research) of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Jianghong Rao
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and, by courtesy, of Chemistry

Therapeutic Applications of Molecular Imaging, including Cancer Immunotherapy and Theranostics

Program Area 4

Raag Airan
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Materials Science and Engineering
Heike Daldrup-Link
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Utkan Demirci
Professor of Radiology (Canary Cancer Center) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Dean W. Felsher
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology
Andrei Iagaru
Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine)
Calvin Kuo
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Craig Levin
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Professor (Research) of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Guillem Pratx
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)
Shan X. Wang
Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Lei Xing
Jacob Haimson and Sarah S. Donaldson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Molecular Imaging Studies of Tumor Immunology/Biology

Program Area 5

Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
Laurie Kraus Lacob Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor and Professor of Biochemistry
Helen M. Blau
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Professor, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Matthew Bogyo
Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
James D. Brooks
Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor
Jennifer R. Cochran
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research, Addie and Al Macovski Professor and Professor of Bioengineering
Heike Daldrup-Link
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Utkan Demirci
Professor of Radiology (Canary Cancer Center) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Dean W. Felsher
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology
Garry Nolan
Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor
Jianghong Rao
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and, by courtesy, of Chemistry

Molecular Imaging Instrumentation and Computations

Program Area 6

Adam de la Zerda
Associate Professor of Structural Biology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Craig Levin
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Sylvia K. Plevritis, PhD
William M. Hume Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Radiology
Guillem Pratx
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)
Daniel Spielman
Professor of Radiology (Radiological Sciences Lab) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Shan X. Wang
Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Lei Xing
Jacob Haimson and Sarah S. Donaldson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Clinical Translational Molecular Imaging

Program Area 7

Raag Airan
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Materials Science and Engineering
Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
Laurie Kraus Lacob Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor and Professor of Biochemistry
James D. Brooks
Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor
Heike Daldrup-Link
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Adam de la Zerda
Associate Professor of Structural Biology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Dean W. Felsher
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Katherine Ferrara
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
Andrei Iagaru
Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine)
Michelle L. James
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and of Neurology (Neurology Research Faculty) Instructor, Radiology- Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Calvin Kuo
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Craig Levin
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Garry Nolan
Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor