Willmann Lab Translational Molecular Imaging Laboratory


Principal Investigator

Juergen K.
       Willmann, MD

Jürgen Willmann, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Phone: 650-725-1812 | Fax: 650-723-1909 | E-mail » [willmann]

Lab Members

Lofti Abou-Elkacem, PhD

E-mail » [kacem]

"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

(650) 724-1472 | E-mail » [bachawal]

"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."

Ferdinand Knieling, MD

"My research focuses on mechanisms of angiogenesis in acute, chronic inflammatory diseases, and cancer. I try to develop clinical translatable imaging approaches in experimental as well as in clinical projects."

Steven Machtaler, MD

Steven Machtaler

(650) 724-1472 | E-mail » [smachtal]

Sayan Mullick-Chowdhury, PhD

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.

Jiale Qin, MD

Jiale Qin, MD

E-mail » [auincy0625 gmail.com]

My research focuses on the early and accurate detection of pelvic inflammation and cancer using multiple imaging techniques, especially in vivo molecular ultrasound. My goal is to translate these new techniques into clinical practices to improve the power of diagnoses by non-invasive ultrasound.

Keerthi Valluru

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.

Morgan Wang, MD

Huaijun (Morgan) Wang

(650) 724-1472 | E-mail » [whjwang]

"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."

Tzu Yin Wang, MD

Tzu Yin Wang

(650) 725-0950 | E-mail » [tuyin]

"My research interests are non-invasive image-guided ultrasound therapies. My current work focuses on ultrasound microbubble mediated delivery of therapeutic agents, mechanisms of such delivery process in vivo, and optimization of the delivery efficiency for tumor treatments."

Katie Wilsom, MD

Katheryne Wilson

(650) 725-0950 | E-mail » [wilsonk2]

"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."

Lab Alumni

Osamu Kaneko, MD

Paul Laeseke, MD, PhD

Nirupama Deshpande

Marybeth Pysz

Kira Foygel

Ying Ren

Cedric Panje

Grace Anlon Tye

Anobel Tamrazi

David Wang

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