WMIC 2013 Award Winners

WMIC 2013 Award Winners

Zaver Bhujwalla, far left and Juri Gelovani, far right, pictured with Khun Visith Keu, Mikhail Shapiro and Mikael Palner, WMIC 2013 Young Investigator Award Finalists. Khun Visith Keu won the Young Investigator Award Competition at the World Molecular Imaging Conference in the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia, September 18th to 21st, 2013. Photograph by Randy Thompson

Young Investigator Awards
WMIC sponsors an annual Young Investigator Award contest. Three finalists are selected to present their talks during the final plenary session.

WMIC 2013 Young Investigator Award
Winner: Khun Visith Keu, MD FRCPC- “Imaging of Cytolytic T-Cells Therapy in Recurrent Glioma Patients using a PET Reporter Gene/Probe Strategy”
Finalist: Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD –“Genetically Encoded Gas Nanostructures as Ultrasonic Molecular Reporters”
Finalist: Mikael Palner, PhD – “Polymer nanoparticle with persistent near-infrared luminescence shows potential for in vivo imaging.”
Student Travel Stipends
Travel stipend award winners were blindly selected based on abstract score. Each of these travel award winners is to be commended for contributing quality research content to this year’s World Molecular Imaging Congress.

WMIC 2013 Student Travel Stipend Award Recipients

Lihong Bu, Stanford University
Yu-Chan Chen, National Yang-Ming University
Hye Rim Cho, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Taemoon Chung, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Fei-Ting Hsu, National Yang-Ming University
Kyung Oh Jung, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Pardeep Kumar, Jawahartal Nehru University
Xiujuan Li, Molecular Imaging Center
Jichun Liao, West China Hospital Sichuan University
Yujin Oh, Korea University College of Health Science
Xinxing Song, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical Hospital
Tao Su, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical Hospital
Kazuaki Yamasaki, Hokkaido University
Hsin-Hsien Yeh, National Yang-Ming University

Diego Alberti, University of Turin
Lorena Cussó, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Manoj Desai, University of Zurich
Dennis Doleschel, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University
Christian Dullin, University Medical Center
Josef Ehling, University of Aachen (RWTH)
Rosy Favicchio, Imperial College London
Kerstin Fuchs, Eberhard Karls Univsersity of Tübingen
Catherine Germanier, University of Zurich
Felix Gremse, RWTH Aachen University
Philipp Guenthoer, University of Tübingen
Jabadurai Jayapaul, Leibnitz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP)
Susanne Kossatz, Jena University Hospital
Dominik Krueger, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Cindy Leten, KU Leuven
Joanna Lukawska, King’s College London
Florian Maier, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Erika Mariotti, King’s College London
Anna Mechling, University Medical Center Freiburg
Stephan Polanec, Department of Radiology
Jennifer Schmitz, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Eva Serrao, University of Cambridge
Lucas Starmans , Eindhoven University of Technology
Elizabeth Stevens, Imperial College London
Felista Tansi, Jena University Hospital
Charles Truillet, ILM
Quirijn Tummers, Leiden University Medical Center
Nynke van den Berg, Leiden University Medical Center
Tiemen van Mourik, Eindhoven University of Technology
Greetje Vande Velde, KU Leuven
Bert Vandeghinste, Ghent University-iMinds-IBiTech
Srikanth Vinjimore Kesavan, CEA
Michael Walker, Lab for Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy
Jakob Wehner, RWTH Aachen University Hospital
Bang-Wen Xie, Leiden University Medical Center

Shruti Agarwal, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Ajlan Al Zaki, University of Pennsylvania
Sean Arlauckas, University of Pennsylvania
Sunitha Bachawal, Stanford University
Krithika Balasubramanian, Oklahoma Medical Research foundation
Taylor Barrett, Rochester Institute of Technology
Amnon Bar-Shir, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Eric Berg, University of California Davis
Elise Blanchet, NICHD, NIH, University of Paris
Sarah Bohndiek, Stanford University
Eszter Boros, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Laura Burgess, University of Toronto
Kannie WY Chan, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kantapat Chansaenpak, Texas A&M University
Fanny Chapelin, Stanford University
Myriam Chaumeil, University of California San Francisco
Howard Chen, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Zhihang Chen, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kai Cheng, Stanford University
Peter Chhour, University of Pennsylvania
Allison Cohen, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Patricia Coutinho de Souza, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Melissa Deri, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hunter College
Christopher Dove, Stanford University
Michael Dykstra, Van Andel Institute, Grand Valley State University
John Eisenbrey, Thomas Jefferson University
Tatiana Esipova, University of Pennsylvania
Veronica Estrella, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Jeff Gaudet, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario
Alexander Hannah, University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Hight, Vanderbilt University
Dina Hingorani, University of Arizona
Aileen Hoehne, Stanford University
David Hoffman, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brittany Holly, Van Andel Research Institute
Hao Hong, University of Wisconsin
James Hui, University of Pennsylvania
Ohad Ilovich, Stanford University
Michelle James, Stanford University
Yan Jiang, University of Alberta
Ziyue Karen Jiang, University of California Los Angeles
Jiefu Jin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jesse Jokerst, Stanford University
Samata Kakkad, Johns Hopkins University SOM, University of Bremen
Christopher Klenk, Stanford University
Scott Knowles, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles
Nalinikanth Kotagiri, Washington University School of Medicine
Frederick Lartey, Stanford University
Keyu Li, University of California Los Angeles
Yuguo Li, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mark Lobatto, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, AMC
Talakad Lohith, National Institutes of Mental Health
Steven Machtaler, Stanford University
Suraj Makhija, University of Texas at Austin
Donna Murrell, Western University
Takahito Nakajima, National Institutes of Health
Seung Yun Nam, University of Texas at Austin
Hossein Nejadnik, Stanford University
Mikael Palner, Stanford University
Robert Paproski, University of Alberta
Sravan Kumar Patel, Duquesne University
Maral Pourghiasian, BC Cancer Research Centre
Marc Ramirez, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Sangeeta Ray, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Laurie Rich, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
John Ronald, Stanford University
Jens Rosenberg, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Laura Sasportas, Stanford University
Isabel Schlaepfer, University of Colorado
Thillai Sekar, Stanford University
Mojdeh Shakiba, University of Toronto
Wei Shi, University of Alberta
Bryan Smith, Stanford University
Metasebya Solomon, Washington University in Saint Louis
George Sun, University of California Berkeley
Karthik Sundaram, University of Chicago
Jun Tang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Richard Tavaré, University of California Los Angeles
Sui Seng Tee, Stanford University
Grigory Tikhomirov, Stanford University
Fu Wang, National Institutes of Health, Xidian University
Huaijun Wang, Stanford University
Shiying Wang, University of Virginia
Tzu-Yin Wang, Stanford University
Zhe Wang, National Institutes of Health
Deju Ye, Stanford University
Xuyi Yue, National Institutes of Health
Raiyan Zaman, Stanford University
Kirstin Zettlitz, University of California Los Angeles
Lingling Zhao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Poster Awards
All abstract submissions that are accepted as posters are eligible for a poster award. Poster award recipients will be based upon the abstract grade and ranking.
WMIC 2013 Poster Award Recipients

Amnon Bar-Shir
Laura Burgess
Colin Carpenter
Salvador Castaneda
Carmel Chan
Peter Chhour
Manoj Desai
Wouter Driessen
Josef Ehling
Michael Evans
David Hoffman
Michelle James
Ella Jones
Scott Knowles
Li Liu
Suraj Makhija
Nazanin Masoodzadehgan
Zaitulhusna Md Safee
Maxim Moroz
Marc Ramirez
Buddika Sumanasena
Sui Seng Tee
Quirijn Tummers
Greetje Vande Velde
Greetje Vande Velde
Jonathan Wall
Xinning Wang
Shiying Wang
Patiwet Wuttisarnwattana