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Temp - Non-Exempt, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Current Role at StanfordSenior Research Scientist:
1) cold chemical synthesis— Synthesis of the 12C and 19F- HPLC standards and precursors for 11C- and 18F- labeling
2) radiosynthesis— Introduction of 11C or 18F radioisotopes into small molecules to develop novel PET tracers, that can track activated myeloid cells in neurodegenerative diseases
3) radiometal labeling— 64Cu and 89Zr labeling of monoclonal antibodies that target immune receptors
4) clinical translation— To follow FDA guidelines for translating preclinically validated tracers into humans in the cyclotron and radiochemistry facility (CRF) of the Stanford University
Executive Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging, Rad/Thoracic Imaging
BioI’m an accomplished healthtech leader with deep experience in launching & leading research teams. I’m directly responsible for building programs and partnerships, leading teams through all phases of research. I’m especially adept at cultivating interdisciplinary and academic/industry collaborations and navigating complexities inherent to the healthcare space.
My work has supported development of novel technologies and applications, helped to generate substantial research funding, and contributed to numerous high-impact publications. My career has spanned diverse contexts, including academic medical centers, university research labs, and health clinics. My passion for people, operations, and the belief that technology can improve health has been the driving force of my career for the last 20 years.
Of all the things I value most in my career, working for a meaningful cause is at the top of the list. I enjoy working with brilliant clinicians, scientists and engineers who have bold, audacious ideas to improve human health. I thrive in “start-up” cultures where collaboration and excitement are the norm, bringing cross-disciplinary and cross-functional teams together to incubate new solutions. I love the satisfaction that comes from working with a close-knit team to develop and deploy innovations in clinical practice.
Jeffrey Howard Kleck
Adjunct Professor, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
BioJeff is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, and a leader in the Silicon Valley tech venture community. He is an established technology and software entrepreneur having built several ventures from concept to market leader, in which he has served as Founder, CEO, and Chairman. Jeff has taken his ventures public on the NASDAQ and unified them into far-reaching commercial corporations. Jeff has served as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) for the United States Government as a Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) in Mountain View, California where he was responsible for delivering transformational and strategic capabilities to the military and for strengthening the national security innovation base by accelerating the adoption of commercial technology. Jeff has participated as a visiting scientist at two national laboratories, and holds a PhD in Biomedical Physics from UCLA (former faculty); an MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University (current faculty); and, an MS and a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University.