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Previously held seminars: Invited speakers for the ICMIC seminar series

12/10/14 Joel Garbow, Ph.D., Professor, Radiology, Division of Radiological Sciences, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine Research MRI at the Intersection of Basic and Clinical Science: Radiation Necrosis, Placental Function, and the Reverend Bayes Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
11/12/14 James M. Phang, M.D.  Senior Investigator, Metabolism and Cancer Susceptibility Section of the Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Frederick, MD Proline Metabolism and Cancer: Emerging Links to Glutamine and Collagen Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
10/08/14 Joseph M. Backer, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, SibTech, Inc., Brookfield, CT Imaging and Targeting VEGF Receptors in Angiogenic Vasculature Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
09/10/14 Natalie Serkova, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Radiology and Pharmacology; Director, Biomedical MRS core & Small Animal Imaging core, Univ. of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center Imaging Inflammation in Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer Models Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
08/13/14 Arthur F. Gmitro, Ph.D., Professor, Radiology and Optical Sciences; co-Director, Cancer Imaging Program, University of Arizona Optical and Multi-Modality Imaging: Basic Cancer Biology to Cancer Care Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
07/09/14 Paula Foster, Ph.D.  Director, Cellular and Molecular Imaging program at Robarts Research Institute at Western University in Canada Cellular MRI in breast cancer: in vivo tracking of metastasis, dormancy and cellular therapies Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
06/11/14 Jan Schnitzer, M.D.  Director, PRISM (Proteogenomics Research Institute for Systems Medicine) Proteomic-Imaging Analysis of Caveolae in vivo Reveals Transendothelial Pumping System to Penetrate Select Organs and Solid Tumors Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
04/09/14 Cila Herman, Ph.D.  Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Quantitative Thermal Imaging Coupled with Computational Modeling for Medical Diagnostic Applications Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
11/27/13 Zubin Marolia, B.H.M.S. Homeopathy, Mumbai Mind-Body Connection in the Genesis and Treatment of Cancer Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
10/09/13 Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D.  Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis Molecular Fluorescence Image-Guided Cancer Resection –From Bench to Bedside Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
08/14/13 Eric Aboagye, Ph.D.  Professor of Cancer Pharmacology and Molecular Imaging, Director of the CRUK-EPSRC-MRC-NIHR Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre, & head of the MRC-CSC Molecular Therapy group Exploiting Growth Signals for Tumor (PET) Imaging of Therapeutic Response by Positron Emission Tomography Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
07/10/13 Shukti Chakravarti, Ph.D The ECM in Immune Responses Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
06/20/13 James Basilion, Ph.D. Case Western Defining the Cutting Edge: The Use of Molecular Imaging to Define Tumor Margins During Surgery Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Arvind Pathak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Division of Cancer Imaging Research JHU SOM

Multimodal Imaging of the Vasculature and its Applications Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
04/11/13 Vida Vafaizadeh, Ph.D.  Professor, Institute for Biomedical Research, Frankfurt, Germany The Functional Interplay Between Activated Stat5 and Stat3 in Breast Cancer Formation and Progression and the Therapeutic Effects of Targeted Inhibition Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
03/13/13 Kevin Zhou, Ph.D.   Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey Context Learning for Human and Animal Image Analysis Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Bruce Berkowitz, Ph.D., Inaugural FARVO, Professor and Director of Small Animal MRI Facility
Department of Anatomy / Cell Biology / Ophthalmology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

New MEMRI-Based Treatment Opportunities

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Hisataka Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Synthetic and Radio Chemistry Associate Scientist National Cancer Institute

Molecular Cancer Imaging: New Optical Diagnostic Technologies and Beyond

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Gary Luker, M.D. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan

Chemokine Receptor Signaling: We’ll Leave a Light on for You

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D. Dept. of Environmental Sciences Columbia University

TSPO:Preclinical Studies in Animal Models of Neurode-generative Disease

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


George Sgouros, Ph.D.
Rad Nuclear Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Treatment Planning in Radiopharmaceutical Therapy: The Role of Clinical and Pre-clinical Molecular Imaging
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.
Acting Chief
Image Guided Interventions Branch
Cancer Imaging Program - NCI

An Open Science Framework for Technology Assessment in Molecular Image-Guided Interventions
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Nadya Tarasova, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist Cancer and Inflammation Program
National Cancer Institute at Frederick

Cancer, Inflammation and Nanoparticles
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Amina Qutub, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Bioengineering Rice University

Hypoxic Response Signaling and the Brain Microvasculature
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Cell Biology Johns Hopkins SOM

Modeling Epithelial Development and Disease in Real-Time
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology
Thu 10/18/12

Marty Pagel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Arizona, Cancer Center

Picturing the Future of Cancer Health Care with Multi-Agent MRI
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Susanta Sarkar, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Imaging NHLBI

Seeing is Believing: Molecular Imaging Strategies  for Drug Development
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Martin Brechbiel, Ph.D. Section Chief, Radioimmune and Inorganic Chemistry SectionNCI

a-Particle Radioimmunotherapy: Observations Along a Long and Winding Road Forward and Other Wanderings
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Patrick Bolan Center for MAgnetic Resonance Research Deparrtment of Radiology University of Minnesota Cancer Center and Medical School

Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Professor Dieter Leibfritz
NMR Unit, Bremen University Bremen, Germany

Regionally and Cell Type Specific Metabolom in Brain Tumors
Darner Conference Room

Klaas Nicolay, Ph.D.
Professor / Department of Biomedical Engineering Eindhoven University of Technology

Advances in MRI-Based Molecular Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy of Cancer

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Werner A. Kaiser, M.D. Professor and Chairman, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (IDIR) at Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University

MR Mammography:
A Complicated Childhood

Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology


Anna Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology UCLA School of Medicine

Engineered Antibodies for Molecular Targeting and Imaging of Cancer

Darner Conference Room


Ralph Mason, Ph.D., C. Sci., C. Chem., Professor of Radiology
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Tumor Hypoxia-Assessing and Exploiting Oxygen Dynamics in Cancer Therapy
Stoll Conf Rm. Hospital/Radiology

Yoshie Maitani, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Fine Drug Targeting Research, Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Hoshi University

MR Imaging-Guided Cancer Therapy Using Folate-Targeted Nanoparticles

Stoll Conf Rm.


Harish Poptani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
and Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania

Translational MRI and MRS Methods to Study the Tumor and its Environment

Stoll Conf Rm.


Antony Shields, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Center Director for Clinical Research Program Leader for Developmental Therapeutics at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center, Wayne State University

PET Imaging of Tumor Metabolism and Treatment with Pyrimidines

Stoll Conference Room



Nandita deSouza, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Research UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Diffusion Weighted MRI -
Where Are We in the Clinic?

Stoll Conference Room

Marina Bagnoli, Ph.D.
Dept. of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy

A Metabolic Approach to Ovarian Cancer – Biological Insights on Altered Choline Kinase Activity and Expression: Possible Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications
Stoll Conference Room

John Griffiths, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute

Why Are Cancers Acidic? Is it Really Due to the Warburg Effect?
Stoll Conference Room


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