MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2016 MIPS News

Israt Alam received Churchill Science Travel Award

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May 18, 2016
Israt Alam, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the Gambhir lab received a Travel Award from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and became a Churchill Fellow at their biennial award ceremony in London.

The prestigious travel prize is awarded to promising individuals from the UK representing different fields, to promote learning through travel, with the aim of bringing back knowledge and examples of best practice to their communities. Israt was on of six awardees in the Science category.

Congratulations, Israt!

Lawrence Fung Received NeuroReceptor Mapping 2016 Young Investigator Award

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April 25, 2016
Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences working in the Translational Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering Research Lab, was chosen to receive a NeuroReceptor Mapping 2016 Young Investigator Award at the 11th International Symposium on Functional NeuroReceptor Mapping of the Living Brain to be held in Boston, MA from July 13-16, 2016, for presenting his work entitled "Studying the GABAergic System by Simultaneous Acquisition of GABAA Receptor Binding Potential by [18F]Flumazenil-Positron Emission Tomography and GABA Levels by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy."

Congratulations, Dr. Fung!

Michelle James Received JNM Editors' Choice Award

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April 8, 2016
Michelle James, PhD, an Instructor in the Department of Radiology and Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, has been selected to receive to receive the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Editor's Choice Award for her article, "PET Imaging of Translocator Protein (18 kDa) in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Using N-(2,5-Dimethoxybenzyl)-2-18F-Fluoro-N-(2-Phenoxyphenyl)Acetamide". Her article was one of the top three basic science investigation manuscripts published in JNM in 2015. The award will be presented to her by the Editor of the Journal at the annual SNMMI annual meeting in San Diego. This work was a result of a multi-laboratory collaboration between the Gambhir, Longo, and Chin Labs.

Congratulations, Dr. James!

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MIPS Research Develops New Imaging Technique: MOZART

Research imaging of MOZART from the de la Zerda lab

March 21, 2016
Orly Liba and Elliott SoRelle, both PhD candidates from the de la Zerda lab, have published research for a new imaging technique called MOZART (for MOlecular imaging and characteriZation of tissue noninvasively At cellular ResoluTion). The technique has gained media attention for the ability to see information at the single cell level and has been published in Scientific Reports, "Contrast-enhanced optical coherence tomography with picomolar sensitivity for functional in vivo imaging".

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Jessica Klockow Received American Chemical Society CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Award

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March 18, 2016
Congratulations to Jessica Klockow, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Translational Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering Research Lab, for receiving the Spring 2016 American Chemical Society CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Award at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, USA, March 13-17, 2016, for presenting her work entitled "Development of a multimodal smart probe for imaging enzyme activity in brain gliomas."

Dr. James Wins MRC Suffrage Science Award

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March 8, 2016
Dr. Michelle James received the Suffrage Science Award presented by the Medical Research Council at the Royal Society in London on March 8th, International Women's Day.

The award is given to ten leading female researchers around the world each year to celebrate their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others.

Congratulations, Dr. James!

MRC press release

Research Featured on the Cover of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology

Journal of Neuro-Oncology cover, Volume 126, Issue 2
January 11, 2016
A new paper, "AshwaMAX and Withaferin A inhibits gliomas in cellular and murine orthotopic models", on imaging brain tumors from the Gambhir Lab was published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology and featured on the cover.

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Dr. Maryam Aghighi Recevied 2015 NAIRS Research Award

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January 8, 2016

Maryam Aghighi, MD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Translational Tumor and Stem Cell Imaging Lab, was the recipient of the 2015 North American Iranian Radiological Society (NAIRS) research award for her scientific paper entitled "Assessment of therapeutic response in Ewing's sarcoma based on one-, two-, and three-dimensional tumor size measurements".

After completing her medical education at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Aghighi started a research fellowship at Stanford University, Pediatric Radiology Department with interest on Novel Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles, Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MR imaging, Whole Body MR Imaging, and optimizing MRI studies for pediatric imaging, with a focus on body imaging.

Congratulations, Maryam!

Dr. Kai Li Received 2016 BIT Forum Travel Award

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January 4, 2016

Kai Li, PhD, a visiting postdoctoral scholar in the Translational Tumor and Stem Cell Imaging Lab, received a Travel Award from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) to attend the BIT Special Forum for Oversea Young Researchers. The BIT Forum (Jan 10-12, 2016) brings together international young researchers from a wide range of research fields, including engineering, chemistry and life sciences to provide a platform for innovative interdisciplinary research and international collaborations through academic presentations and plenary discussions.

Congratulations, Kai!

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