Juergen Willmann, MD

Professor of Radiology

Division Chief, Body Imaging
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Lotfi Abou-Elkacem, PhD

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My goal is the detection of early pancreatic cancer using a novel non-invasive in vivo molecular ultrasound imaging technique. The diagnostic accuracy of molecular ultrasound imaging will be assessed in detecting early pancreatic cancer by using a novel molecular target in a transgenic pancreatic cancer mouse model.

Sunitha Bachawal, PhD

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The focus of my research is using novel non-invasive in vivo molecular imaging techniques for early detection and treatment monitoring of breast cancer. In addition I work on identifying new molecular targets for use with ultrasound imaging.

Ahmed El Kaffas, PhD

I am interested in developing imaging methods to characterize tumor vasculature and the tumor microenvironment, and to subsequently relate these imaging methods to biomarkers that can be used for cancer treatment monitoring. My current research is focused on developing volumetric contrast-enhanced quantitative ultrasound methods to characterize tumour vasculature and to assess treatment response in patents with colorectal cancer metastases in the liver.

Taehwa Lee, PhD

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My research interest is in cavitation-based therapeutic modalities enabled by focused ultrasound produced by either laser excitation or piezoelectric transducers, with an aim of treating diseased tissues in non-invasive and targeted manners. I am currently working on image-guided ultrasound/microbubble-meditated drug delivery with an emphasis on passive cavitation imaging for monitoring drug delivery.

Sayan Mullick-Chowdhury, PhD

I am currently working on developing highly efficacious imaging guided delivery strategies for drug and miRNA mediated therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma. The primary focus of my research is to overcome HCC associated drug resistance to achieve better therapeutic outcomes.

Isabelle Durot, MD

As a clinically focused Radiologist I am primarily interested in clinical cancer research based on different imaging techniques, with focus on ultrasound. I am currently working on clinical research using non-invasive imaging techniques such as Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) for early detection of HCC in at-risk patients, Ultrasound Elastography and 3D-Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in GI cancer patients with liver metastases.

Keerthi Valluru, MS

I am extremely passionate about medical imaging systems and techniques that are specifically aimed toward obtaining physiological information in vivo. My primary research interest is to identify pathophysiological changes associated with cancer using molecular imaging principles and quantify them. My interests also include multimodality imaging with emphasis on early cancer diagnosis and screening, fusion imaging and quantitative image analysis.

Huaijun (Morgan) Wang, PhD

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My research interests are the characterization of different rodent and large animal models and therapeutic evaluation of diseases with multiple imaging modalities including ultrasound, magnetic imaging resonance, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography with special focus on molecular imaging, including early detecting tumor and monitoring treatment response in rodent tumor models.

Katheryne Wilson, PhD

My primary research interest is focused on using multi-modality imaging, with a large emphasis on ultrasound and photoacoustics, combined with molecular contrast agents to address clinical needs, such as early as possible breast cancer detection and imaging of inflammation. I have a strong interest in the combination of molecular imaging and nanotechnology to create novel imaging agents.

Alireza Akhbardeh, PhD

I have over 15 years of experience in both academic and industrial settings with over 60 publications and patents. I have focused on various aspects of medical imaging (MRI, Ultrasound, PET/CT, Optical), signal/image processing, machine learning, and medical device development for many different projects. I have PhD in Biomedical Engineering and also completed two different fellowships in Biomedical and Radiology and Oncology, followed by a tenure-track faculty position at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I have also appointed with other primary and adjunct faculty appointments in ECE and BME in the past.

Jennifer Wischhusen, PhD

In my PhD, I use ultrasound contrast agents, so-called microbubbles, for ultrasound molecular imaging, gene delivery, and drug delivery. I study ultrasound molecular imaging as a companion diagnostic for a new drug target in breast cancer. Ultrasound gene delivery is evaluated as a tool for the study of non-human primate brain development. During my one-year visit at the TMIL, I will work on ultrasound drug delivery for the improvement of therapy response in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dandan Li, MD

My research interest is using molecular imaging ultrasound to detect tumor at early stage and to monitor treatment response in animal tumor model. I am also interested in using this novel non-invasive technique for treatment monitoring of non neoplastic diseases, such as terminal ileitis.

Gaeun Kim - Student Intern

My primary research interest is in developing volumetric contrast-enhanced ultrasound methods to accurately distinguish malignancies and to improve cancer treatment monitoring. I am currently working on motion correction for 4D ultrasound images, with the overall goal of assessing treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Dung Ngoc Lam - Student Intern

My research interest is using molecular ultrasound imaging technique for early detection of cancers. I'm also interested in developing new molecular imaging biomarkers.

Lab Alumni

Rosa Sigrist, MD

Huiping Zhang, MD, PhD

Ferdinand Knieling, PhD

Steven Machtaler, PhD

Jiale Qin, MD

Tzu Yin Wang, PhD

Jianhua Zhou, PhD

Osamu Kaneko, MD

Paul Laeseke, PhD

Nirupama Deshpande, PhD

Marybeth Pysz, PhD

Kira Foygel, PhD

Ying Ren

Cedric Panje

Grace Anlon Tye

Anobel Tamrazi

David Wang