MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2014 MIPS News

Dan Feng Awarded TRAM Grant


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August 27, 2014
Dan Feng, a Stanford medical student in the Daldrup-Link lab has been awarded a Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Program grant for her research proposal, "Evaluate Safety of Ferumoxytol for MR Imaging in Children and Young Adults".

TRAM was established to provide an infrastructure to rapidly translate novel genomic/proteomic, nanoscale and imaging research discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic and facilitate bench-to-bedside development of cellular therapies.

Congratulations, Dan!

Laura Sarah Sasportas, PhD, Received the Young Investigator Award at 2014 SNMMI


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June 9, 2014
Laura Sarah Sasportas, PhD, a member of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL), received a First Place at the Nuclear Oncology Young Investigator Award symposium at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual conference in St. Louis, Mo.

Her abstract, "Single cell metabolomics in circulating tumor cells," evaluates glucose metabolism of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) by measuring the 18-FDG uptake of single metastatic CTCs using 2 novels methods recently developed: Radioluminescence Microscopy (RLM)[5] and Single-Cell Autoradiography (SCAR).

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Ophir Vermesh Awarded 2014 Dean's Fellowship


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May 22, 2014
Ophir Vermesh, MD, PhD, from the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Laboratory (MMIL), received the 2014 Dean's Fellowship Award.

Congratulations, Ophir!

MIPS Research Identifies More Efficient Cancer Drug Delivery Method


Intravital micron-scale image of a tumour in a live animal containing cancerous cells (green), blood vessels (red), and the nanotubes (greyscale) sequestered in Ly-6Chi monocytes within the tumour.
April 24, 2014
In Nature Nanotechnology, first author Bryan Smith describes how they were able exploit the body's own immune system and show how nanoparticle-encased drugs were taken up by monocytes and very selectively delivered to a tumour. The technique can be exploited to help fight a number of diseases, such as cancer, atherosclerosis and diabetes. The article is entitled, "Selective uptake of single-walled carbon nanotubes by circulating monocytes for enhanced tumour delivery".

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Michelle James Received First Prize at INMiND TSPO Symposium


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April 24, 2014
Michelle James, PhD, Instructor of Radiology and Neurology and Neurological Sciences has received the First Prize Poster and Abstract Award at the INMiND TSPO Symposium on Microglia Imaging and Biology in Manchester, United Kingdom on April 24-25, 2014, for her abstract entitled "GE180-PET detects reduced microglia activation after LM11A-31 therapy in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease".

Congratulations, Dr. James!

MIPS Research Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News Cover Story


Chemical and Engineering cover
April 1, 2014
The combined efforts from the Biswal, Chin, and DuBois Laboratories was highlighted in the recent cover story of the March 24, 2014 issue of "Chemical & Engineering News".

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MIPS Research Featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society Spotlight


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March 24, 2014
The paper entitled "Construction and Validation of Nano Gold Tripods for Molecular Imaging of Living Subjects" by Kai Cheng, PhD, et al. from the Cancer Molecular Imaging Chemistry Lab was highlighted by JACS Spotlights (http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jacsat/current#Spotlights).

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New MRI Technique Could Offer Radiation-free Alternative for Visualising Cancerous Tumours in Children


conceptual artistic rendering of radiation-free whole body pediatric MRI
February 19, 2014
In The Lancet Oncology, our research team reports that a new whole body diffusion weighted MRI scanning technique, which uses an iron supplement (ferumoxytol) to enhance tumour visibility, is just as effective as PET/CT imaging in the detection of malignant tumors in pediatric patients, with comparable sensitivities, specificities, and diagnostic accuracy. Average exposure to ionising radiation was 12.5 mSv for 18F-FDG PET/CT compared with zero for whole-body MRI. Saving radiation exposure from diagnostic scans is particularly relevant for children, because they are more radiosensitive than adults and live long enough to encounter radiation-induced secondary cancers.

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MIPS Research Featured on Cover of Small


Small journal cover, volume 10, issue 3
February 12, 2014
The journal Small featured the collaborative work from the Daldrup-Link Lab and the Rao Lab on their cover. The article is entitled, "Cancer Therapy: Development of Novel Tumor-Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles Activated by Membrane-Type Matrix Metalloproteinases for Combined Cancer Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Therapy".

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Dr. de la Zerda Elected to Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30"


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January 15, 2014
Adam de la Zerda, PhD, assistant professor of structural biology is included in Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30." Each year, the magazine compiles a list of 30 up-and-coming stars under the age of 30 in 12 different categories. Nominations are submitted by readers and a panel of experts in each category. De la Zerda, 29, who was also included in last year's list, was chosen for his work on developing imaging technologies to image the body at the molecular level and at unprecedented resolution.

Congratulations Dr. de la Zerda!

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