MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

2016 MIPS News

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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Dr. James Wins MRC Suffrage Science Award


Photo of Michelle James
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


Photo of Maryam Aghighi
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


Photo of Kai Li
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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