MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2006 News

Bryan Smith Receives Dean's Fellowship Award

December 18, 2006
Congratulations to Bryan Smith, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, who received the Dean's Fellowship Award.

Peter Olcott Receives Top Student Presentation IEEE MIC 2006

November 17, 2006
Peter Olcott, of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory (MIIL) received the top student presentation award at the 2006 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations, Peter!

Dr. Gambhir Voted Most Influential Radiological Researcher

November 2, 2006
Dr. Gambhir has been voted "Most Influential Radiological Researcher" by Aunt Minnie.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

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Dr. Quon Quoted in R&D Magazine

October 12, 2006
Dr. Andrew Quon is quoted in R&D Magazine about his research that can provide images for "fly-through" and "fly-around" viewing of cancer.

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2006 IEEE Travel Award Winners

Angela Foudray, Peter Olcott, and Guillem Pratx, all members of the Molecular Imaing Instrumentation Labortatory have been awarded a travel award to attend the 2006 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego, October 31-November 4.

Congratulations, Angela, Guillem and Peter!

PEDS Journal Cover

September 28, 2006
Research collaboration between the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL) and the Biomolecular Targeting Lab in the Crump Institute at UCLA was featured on the cover of the journal of Protein Engineering, Design and Selection. The article is entitled, "Bifunctional antibody-Renilla luciferase fusion protein for in vivo optical detection of tumors".

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2006 SMI Travel Awards

September 4, 2006
Congratulations to Weibo Cai of the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory, Andreas Loening of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, and Sheen-Woo Lee of the Molecular Imaging of Musculoskeletal Illnesses for receiving travel awards to the 2006 Society of Molecular Imaging Conference on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Congratulations Weibo, Andy, and Sheen-Woo!

Dr. Contag Receives 2006 SMI Achievement Award

August 23, 2006
Dr. Christopher H. Contag is the winner of the 2006 Society for Molecular Imaging Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who has made a fundamental discovery in the field of Molecular Imaging that has changed the direction of the field, or enabled new in vivo investigations that were not possible prior to their contribution.

Contratulations, Dr. Contag!

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MIPS Research Featured in Nature

August 17, 2006
Work in early cancer detection from the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab and the Canary Foundation is featured in Nature.

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Dr. Thomas Wang Receives 2006 REGAL Award

August 16, 2006
Thomas D. Wang, MD, PhD was successful in the Research Excellence in GI and Liver (REGAL) Awards Program competition. This award supports junior faculty members to conduct important research in the areas of upper GI, lower GI, endoscopy, outcomes, or hepatobiliary research. This program also helps to foster career development and strengthen relationships between young scientists and their senior faculty.

Congratulations, Tom!

MIPS Research Featured on AuntMinnie.com

July 27, 2006
Research combining 3D imaging technology with PET/CT carried out in the Clinical Molecular Imaging Research Group (CMIRG), 3D Medical Imaging Laboratory, and Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL) is featured on AuntMinnie.com.

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Guillem Pratx Awarded 2006 NVIDIA Fellowship

July 27, 2006
Guillem Pratx, a graduate student performing his Ph.D. dissertation research within the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory, has been awarded a 2006 NVIDIA research fellowship.

Congratulations Guillem!

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Journal of Nuclear Medicine Cover

July 10, 2006
Research carried out in the Clinical Molecular Imaging Research Group (CMIRG), 3D Medical Imaging Laboratory, and Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL) was featured on the cover of Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The article is entitled, "'Flying Through' and 'Flying Around' a PET/CT Scan: Pilot Study and Development of 3D Integrated 18F-FDG PET/CT for Virtual Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy".

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Dr. Pei-Lin Hsiung Awarded Dean's Fellowship

July 7, 2006
Congratulations to Dr. Pei-Lin Hsiung of the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory who has been awarded the Dean's Fellowship Award.

Congratulations, Dr. Hsiung!

Dr. Zibo Li Awarded Dean's Fellowship

June 26, 2006
Congratulations to Dr. Zibo Li of the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory (MIPL) who has been awarded the Dean's Fellowship Award.

Congratulations, Dr. Li!

Dr. Thomas Wang Receives Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award


The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has conferred Thomas D. Wang, MD, PhD a Clinical Scientist Development Award to provide support for junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Dr. Wang will use this 3 year award to develop peptide mediated optical molecular imaging techniques with confocal fluorescence microendoscopy to target early expression of cancer antigens in the gastrointestinal tract.

Ian Chen Receives Dorothy Penrose Stout Fellowship Award

Ian Chen, of the MMIL, was awarded the Dorothy Penrose Stout Fellowship Award in recognition of being the highest ranked American Heart Association (AHA) predoctoral fellowship award recipient in the Western States Affiliate for 2006-07.

This prestigious award was created years ago to honor excellence in cardiovascular disease and/or stroke research within the Western States Affiliate (serving CA, NV and UT).

Congratulations, Ian!

Dr. Gowrishankar Receives Ruth L. Kirchstein Award

June 14, 2006
Dr. Gayatri Gowrishankar, Post Doctoral Fellow in the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Lab (CMIL), has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award which is a postdoctoral fellowship from the Cancer Biology Program at Stanford.

Congratulations, Dr. Gowrishankar!

Dr. Gambhir Receives 2006 Aebersold Award

June 4, 2006
SNM Names Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir as Recipient of 2006 Paul C. Aebersold Award for contributing extensively to molecular imaging and the basic science of using radioactive tracers. The Aebersold Award is named for Paul C. Aebersold, a pioneer in the biologic and medical application of radioactive materials and the first director of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Isotope Development at Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

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Guillem Pratx Receives Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship

June 1, 2006
Guillem Pratx, a graduate student performing his Ph.D. dissertation research in the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory, was awarded the prestigeous Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship for his work in developing novel tomographic image reconstruction strategies to improve the molecular sensitivity of positron emission tomography.

Congratulations Guillem!

Dr. Namavari 2nd Author on Abstract that Received 2006 SNM Berson-Yalow Award

May 22, 2006
Congratulations to Dr. Mohammad Namavari, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, for being second author on the abstract that received the 2006 Society of Nuclear Medicine Berson-Yalow Award. The Berson-Yalow Award recognizes significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of nuclear medicine, specifically, the most significant contributions to basic or clinical radioassay.

The abstract is titled "Characterization of 131I-SKI243, a radiolabeled EGFR-tk binding ligand, and its cross reactivity for Iressa and Tarceva binding sites", Smith-Jones PM, Namavari M, Glekas A, Usher C & Larson SM.

Congratulations, Mohammad!

Ian Chen Receives Two Fellowships

May 19, 2006
Ian Chen, of the MMIL, received two Fellowships. The first is the Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship which is a generous gift of an anonymous donor who is helping Stanford strengthen graduate training in interdisciplinary bioscience and so spur important new advances in science and engineering.

The second is the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship which is designed to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular research and to provide support for students conducting doctoral dissertation projects.

Both fellowships will help to support his research in cardiac molecular imaging.

Congratulation, Ian!

Dr. Thomas Wang Research Featured on NBC

April 27, 2006
Research carried out by Dr. Thomas Wang of the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory, was featured on local NBC 11 News. It hightlighted a novel in vivo optical molecular imaging technique that uses confocal microendoscopy to detect topically administered fluorescence peptides that are specific for surface antigens expressed by pre-malignant colonic mucosa. This method is currently in clinical trial for early detection of colon cancer.

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Dr. Chan Awarded Komen Foundation Fellowship

April 5, 2006
Dr. Carmel Chan, member of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for his project entitled "Imaging the efficacy of Heat Shock Protein 90 Inhibitors in Human Breast Cancers".

Congratulations, Carmel!

Yerushalmi's Research Highlighted on Aunt Minnie

March 30, 2006
Research on the potential of virtual bronchoscopy done by David Yerushalmi, member of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, is highlighted on Aunt Minnie. Three-dimensional visualization with PET/CT may soon be expanded to virtual bronchoscopy, providing a new tool for diagnosis, treatment planning, and interventional guidance.

Congratulations, David!

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Trojan Horse Strategy for Fighting Cancer Developed

March 27, 2006
Research carried out in the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory utilizes the combination of two proven anti-tumor therapies-immune cells and a modified virus-resulted in a highly effective method for eliminating cancers in mice. The findings will be published in the March 24 issue of Science.

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Dr. Gowrishankar Receives 2006 AMI Travel Award

March 25, 2006
Dr. Gayatri Gowrishankar, Post Doctoral Fellow in the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Lab (CMIL) received a travel award to the 2006 Academy of Molecular Imaging Annual Conference at Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations, Dr. Gowrishankar!

Dr. Cai Awarded SNM Fellowship

March 5, 2006
Dr. Weibo Cai of the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory (MIPL) has been awarded the Benedict Cassen Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Congratulations, Weibo.

MIPS Research Highlighted in Nature

March 2, 2006
Collaborative research on quantum dots between the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab and the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Lab was highlighted in Nature.

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Ricky Tong Awarded Medical Student Scholars Fellowship

February 28, 2006
Ricky Tong, graduate student in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, was awarded a Stanford Medical Student Scholars Fellowship for his research in tri-fusion imaging.

Congrtulations, Ricky!

Dr. Robbins' Stem Cell Work Featured on '60 Minutes'

February 26, 2006
The widely watched television news show, "60 Minutes," heralded the revolutionary healing potential of embryonic stem cells in a Feb. 26 report - the night before a trial that could determine whether $3 billion will become available in California for stem cell research.

Included in the program was an interview with Robert Robbins, MD, chair of Stanford's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Congratulations, Robert!

Dr. Gambhir Awarded Hounsfield Medal

February 23, 2006
Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir was awarded the Hounsfield Medal on February 23rd from Imperial College, London for his scientific achievements in biomedical imaging. The medal is awarded in memory of Sir Godfrey Hounsfield who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his invention of the CT scanner.

Congratulations, Sam!

MIPS Researchers Awarded 2006 SNM Fellowships

February 16, 2006
Susan Shu-An Lin, graduate student in the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging and Guillem Pratx, graduate student in the Levin lab (Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Lab), were named Bradley-Alavi Fellows and David Yerushalmi, Research Assistant in the MMIL, was awarded a Student Fellowship.

Congratulations, Susan, Guillem and David!

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Dr. De's Research Highlighted in BioTechniques

February 8, 2006
Research carried out by Dr. Abhijit De, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, on BRET imaging was featured in the journal BioTechniques.

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Journal of Nuclear Medicine Cover

January 3, 2006
Research carried out in the Chen Lab and Gambhir Lab was featured on the cover of Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The article is entitled, "Imaging Chemically Modified Adenovirus for Targeting Tumors Expressing Integrin alpha(v)beta(3) in Living Mice with Mutant Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Thymidine Kinase PET Reporter Gene".

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