MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2007 News

Natesh Parashurama Receives Speaker and Travel Award

December 15, 2007
Natesh Parashurama, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, has been awarded a Speaker and Travel Award for the Stem Cell Bioengineering Conference AICHE.

Congratulations, Natesh!

Natesh Parashurama Receives Dean's Fellowship

December 15, 2007
Congratulations to Natesh Parashurama, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, for receiving a 2008-2009 Dean's Fellowship for his proposal entitled "Molecular imaging of the Cardiac Stem Cell Niche".

Congratulations, Natesh!

2007 IEEE Travel Award Winners

Novemeber 18, 2007
Francis Lau, Peter Olcott, and Guillem Pratx, all members of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory (MIIL), were awarded a 2007 IEEE Medical Imaging Travel Grant sponsored by NIH to attend the 2007 IEEE NSS-MIC conference in Honolulu, HI.

Congratulations, Frances, Peter and Guillem!

Arne Vandenbroucke Awarded IEEE Scholarship

Novemeber 18, 2007
Arne Vandenbrouke, of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory (MIIL), was awarded a scholarship to attend a short course at the 2007 IEEE NSS-MIC conference.

Congratulations, Arne!

Peter Olcott Runner Up for IEEE Student Paper Award

Novemeber 18, 2007
Peter Olcott, of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory (MIIL), was also one of two runners up for the NPSS Student Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE NSS-MIC conference.

Congratulations, Peter!

Dr. Nui Receives DOD Prostate Cancer Training Award

Dr. Gang Niu, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory (MIPL), received the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Training Award for his research on Hsp90 targeted imaging and therapy.

Congratulations, Dr. Nui!

RSNA Trainee Research Prize Recipients

October 22, 2007
Congratulations to Bao Do, Brian Kim, of the Molecular Imaging of Musculoskeletal Illnesses (MIMI) Lab, and Juergen Willmann, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, who have been chosen by the RSNA Scientific Program Committee to receive the RSNA Trainee Research Prize.

Bao Do's research project is entitled "Feedback Natural Language Processing of Fractures in Unstructured Reports of Emergency Department Studies"

Brian Kim's research project is entitled "A Difference in the Pattern of 18F-FDG Uptake is Observed Within the Spinal Canal in Low Back Pain Patients"

Juergen Willmann's research project is entitled "Molecular Imaging of Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Murine Hindlimb Ischemia Using PET and 64Cu-labeled Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor121".

Congratulations, Bao, Brian and Juergen!

Frances Lau Receives McCormick Travel Grant Award

July 19, 2007
Frances Lau, an Electrical Engineering graduate student working in the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory has been awarded a McCormick Travel Grant Award to attend the 2007 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference to present her work on a project to design and develop electronics for a 1 mm resolution breast dedicated PET imaging system.

Congratulations, Frances!

Bio-X Travel Award Recipients

July 9, 2007
Peter Olcott and Guillem Pratx, both of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Lab, have received Bio-X Travel Awards.

Peter is a Bioengineering student and received his Travel Award for his recent oral presentation at the 2007 Society of Nuclear Medicine Conference entitled: "Evaluation of a new readout ASIC for a 1 mm resolution PET system based upon position sensitive avalanche photodiodes".

Guillem is an Electrical Engineering student and received his Travel Award for his recent oral presentation at the The 9th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine entitled: "Acceleration of Fully 3-D List-Mode OSEM for High-Resolution PET using Graphics Processing Units."

Congratulations, Peter and Guillem!

Dr. Gambhir Cited in Science

July 3, 2007
Dr. Gambhir has been cited in an article on in vivo imaging in Science Magazine entitled "Life Science Technologies Cell Signaling: In Vivo Veritas".

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Trends in Molecular Medicine Journal Cover

June 30, 2007
Review of Molecular Imaging from the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab was recently featured on the cover of Trends in Molecular Medicine.

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Kitch Wilson Receives Bio X Fellowship

June 25, 2007
Kitch Wilson, a graduate student in Bioengineering at Stanford and new member of the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Laboratory, has been selected to receive the prestigious Stanford Bio-X Program Graduate Student Fellowship to support his innovative proposal on a project looking at microenvironmental niches of stem cell homing.

Congratulations, Kitch!

Frances Lau Receives Bio−X Fellowship

June 25, 2007
Frances Lau, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford and new member of the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory, has been selected to receive the prestigious Stanford Bio-X Program Graduate Student Fellowship to support her innovative work to on a project to design and develop a 1 mm resolution breast dedicated PET imaging system.

Congratulations, Frances!

Dr. Li Receives SNM Award

June 18, 2007
Dr. Zibo Li, from the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory, was awarded 3rd Place "Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council Young Investigator Awards", for the 2007 Annual Convention of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Washington, DC.

Congratulations, Zibo!

Eun Kyoung Ryu Receives Dean's Fellowship

June 15
Congratulations to Eun Kyoung Ryu of the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory!

Angela M K Foudray Awarded Full Sponsorship to Attend MaxEnt 2007

June 8, 2007
Angela M K Foudray, a physics graduate student in the Molecular Imaging and Instrumentation Lab (MIIL), was awarded a full student sponsorship to attend the 2007 International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods for her project entitled, "Bayesian Estimator for Angle Recovery: Event Classification and Reconstruction in Positron Emission Tomography."

MIPS Members Receive SNM 2007 Best Clinical Article

May 6, 2007
Dr.'s Quon, Napel, Beaulieu and Gambhir have received the 2007 Society of Nuclear Medicine Best Clinical Article for their research published in JNM 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."

Congratulations, Doctors!

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Zongjin Li Wins 2007 SVMB Young Investigator Award

June 4, 2007
Congratulations to Zongjin Li, of the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging , for winning the Jay D. Coffman, Young Investigator Award at the 2007 annual meeting for the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology Conference.

Congratulations, Zongjin!

Mei Huang Receives AHA Grant

May 30, 2007
Congratulations to Mei Huang from the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Laboratory for receiving the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant from 2007-2009.

Center of Excellence in Cancer Early Detection

May 22, 2007
Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection, and Stanford University announce the commencement of a Center of Excellence for Cancer Early Detection. The Center formalizes a joint interest of Canary Foundation and Stanford University's Department of Radiology to advance molecular diagnostics with an emphasis in molecular imaging to pinpoint cancer while it is small. Canary Foundation celebrates this alliance with a pledge of $7.5 million, with $4 million to be matched by the Department of Radiology, slating a total of $11.5 million dollars for cancer early detection research.

This announcement also exemplifies a commitment between Canary Foundation and Stanford University's Cancer Center, which has recently received a National Cancer Institute designation. The Center of Excellence for Cancer Early Detection will be headed by Dr. Gambhir.

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Adam de la Zerda Won 1st Prize Bay Area Entrepreneurship Contest - Women2.0

May 20, 2007
Adam de la Zerda, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, and 3 students from the Stanford Graduate School of Business has won the 1st prize in the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Contest - Women2.0 for our idea for a new medical device for wound closure using short pulsed lasers.

In the final round they presented to 12 Venture Capitalists from the Bay Area which eventually selected them as the winners for meetings with Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, as well as a money prize of $1500.

Congratulations, Adam!

Dr.'s Cai and Li Receive 1st and 2nd Place SNM 2007 Awards

May 14, 2007
Congratulations to Weibo Cai and Zibo Li, both from the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory, for being awarded 1st and 2nd Place Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Awards, respectively, for the 2007 Annual Convention of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Washington, DC.

Congratulations, Doctors!

Dr. Gambhir Co-Hosts Nobel Symposium

May 10, 2007
Dr. Gambhir co-host's Nobel Symposium in Stockholm entitled "Watching Life Through Molecular Imaging".

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Pei-Lin Hsiung Awarded Canary Fund & American Cancer Society Fellowship

May 5, 2007
Pei-Lin Hsiung, a postdoctoral fellow in the Network for Translational Research in Optical Imaging (NTROI), was awarded the Canary Fund and American Cancer Society Early Detection Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project entitled, "Development of Peptide Reagents for In vivo Detection of Dysplasia in the Colon."

Congratulations, Pei-Lin!

Dr. Cai Awarded Benedict Cassen Fellowship

May 4, 2007
Dr. Weibo Cai, post-doctoral fellow in the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory, has been awarded the Benedict Cassen Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Society of Nuclear Medicine for the second year.

Congratulations, Weibo!

Jennifer Prescher Receives Susan G. Komen Fellowship

April 27, 2007
Jennifer Prescher, SMIS Fellow and member of the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for her proposal entitled "Examining CIK cell trafficking to breast tumor tissue in vivo". In general terms, this involves identifying the molecules involved in the migration of activated immune cells to breast tumor tissue.

Congratulations, Jennifer!

Dr. Cai Awarded the 2007 SNM Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Award

April 26, 2007
Dr. Weibo Cai, post-doctoral fellow in the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory, was awarded the 2007 Society of Nuclear Medicine Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Award (1st place). The abstract submitted to the SNM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC is entitled “Quantitative RadioimmunoPET of EphA2 Expression in Xenograft-bearing Mice”.

Congratulations, Weibo!

Ricky Tong Receives RSNA Research Grant

April 20, 2007
Ricky Tong, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, has been awarded a research grant by the RSNA.

Congratulations, Ricky!

Juergen Willmann Receives Swiss Foundation For Medical-Biological Grant

March 19, 2007
Congratulations to Juergen Willmann, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, who received the prolongation of his Research Fellowship grant from the Swiss Foundation For Medical-Biological Grants (SSMBS) for 2007/2008.

Congratulations, Juergen!

Dr. Feng Cao Awarded Circulation's 2006 Best Basic Science Paper

March 13, 2007
Dr. Feng Cao, post doctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging, received a the 2006 Best Basic Science paper in journal of Circulation for her paper, "In Vivo Visualization of Embryonic Stem Cell Survival, Proliferation, and Migration After Cardiac Delivery"

Congratulations, Feng!

Ricky Tong Awarded 2007 SNM Fellowship

February 23, 2007
Ricky Tong, graduate student in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, was awarded a 2007 Society of Nuclear Medicine Student Fellowship.

Congrtulations, Ricky!

Juergen Willmann Receives 2006 Editor's Recognition Award

January 26, 2007
Congratulations to Juergen Willmann, of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, who received the 2006 Editor's Recognition Award from Elsevier. This award is in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer of scientific manuscripts submitted for publication in European Journal of Radiology & European Journal of Radiology Extra.

Congratulations, Juergen!

Dr. Biswal Receives Resident Teaching Award

January 26, 2007
Congratulations to Dr. Biswal who received the 2006 Resident Teaching Award: Junior Faculty of the Year. This is the second year in a row he has received this award.

Congratulations, Dr. Biswal!

Ha-Young Lee Receives Korean Research Foundation (KRF) Scholarship

January 17, 2007
Congratulations to Ha-Young Lee, of the Molecular Imaging Probe Laboratory (MIPL), for her scholarship from the Korean Research Foundation (KRF) in Seoul. Ha-Young's research focuses on developing targeted iron oxide nanoparticles for molecular imaging and drug delivery.

Congratulations, Ha-Young!

Amelie Lutz Receives Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Scholarship

January 10, 2007
Congratulations to Amelie Lutz, who received the prolongation of her scholarship for her postdoctoral fellowship in the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab, from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) in Berne. Amelie's research focuses on molecular imaging in oncology, i.e. imaging of colon cancer and early detection of ovarian cancer.

Congratulations, Amelie!

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