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Friso Benjamin Achterberg
Affiliate, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Friso Achterberg is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) and the department of Radiology. Friso received his B.Sc, M.Sc. and MD degree in Medicine from the university of Leiden in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2017 respectively. After acquiring his MD degree, he started working as a resident (not in training) at the department of surgery at the The Hague Medical Center. In October 2017 he started his MD Ph.D. program at the department for Oncological Surgery under the supervision of doctor Alexander L. Vahrmeijer, head of the Image-Guided Surgery Group at the Leiden University Medical Center.
In April 2018 he was co-responsible for organizing an Academy Colloquium titled: ‘Precision Surgery by Tumor Targeted Molecular Imaging: current challenges in the translation to clinical practice’. The Colloquium was organized to discuss the current challenges in the field of image-guided surgery with experts of the field.
-Doctor of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
-Master of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
-Bachelor of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2014)
Life Science Research Professional, Rad/Neuroimaging and Neurointervention
BioLab Manager, Stanford University, Prof. Tarik Massod08/2015 - Present
School of Medicine, Department of radiology section of Neuroradiology,
Molecular imaging program at Stanford (MIPS) Lab
• Performed antioxidant project to treat brain/breast cancer utilizing the following techniques :
-Cell culturing (T98G, LN229, U87, T98G, 293T, MDA, Hela cells) including maintenance of cells, transfection, transduction and drug treatment
-Cloning, transformation, plasmid extraction, gel electrophoresis
-Flow cytometer, mitochondria staining, luciferase assay
-Nanomedicine, Molecular imaging, Targeted delivery, Gene therapy
•Enhanced the therapeutic efficacy of Temozolomide (clinical drug) towards glioblastoma by 20 with miR-21 downregulation and PLGA nanoparticles
•Co-delivery of therapeutic microRNAs and drugs for triple negative breast cancer treatment in pre-clinical small animal model by multifunctional polymer nanocarriers
Canary Crest Summer Program Mentor, Stanford University, School of Medicine2017 & 2018
Assistant to the chair, Spiritual Care, UC Davis Med Center 10/2012-8/2015
Research Assistant, Stanford University, Prof. Ahmad Salehi10/2013 – 06/2015
•BDNF signaling in mouse model of Down syndrome:
Performed biochemical techniques including western blots, immunohistochemistry, qPCR and ELISA
•Study differences between normal and abnormal physiology to find appropriate biological targets for drug intervention
•Study the pathways by which the drugs are causing the observed effects on cognitive function and neurodegeneration
•Performed in-vitro and in-vivo experiments using mouse models of Down syndrome to study the effects of drugs on neurodegeneration and learning ability (cognition)
Research Assistant, University of California Davis, Prof. Kit Lam 6/2012-12/2012
Performed experiments on cancer treatment techniques including:
Library design, General library screening techniques, Optimizing concentration of dye
Image J, picked up beads, sequencing
Dr Rajib Ahmed
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology
BioDr. Rajib Ahmed working as a postdoc fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. His research focus on micro- and nano-technologies based biomedical optical devices.
Rajib received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree at the department of applied physics electronics and communication engineering in 2010 and 2012 with first class honor from University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), and also studied two-year double degree M.Sc. as a Erasmus mundus student at MAsters on Photonic NETworks Engineering (MAPNET) on in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy), Aston University (UK), and Technische Univeraitat Berlin (Germany) in 2013-2014. He received his Ph.D. degree on laser based nanofabrication from school of engineering, University of Birmingham (UK) in 2018. Upon the completion of his Ph.D. studies, Rajib started working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2018.
Rajib has published his research work in the most prestigious journals, including ACS Nano, Scientific Reports, Light: Science & Applications, Advanced Optical Materials, Optics Express, Optics Letter, Nanoscale, RSC Advance. Applied Physics Letter, etc. Besides his research publications, he has contributed to the publication of 3 book chapters. His research findings have been presented in national and international conferences.
Raag Airan MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroradiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur goal is to develop and clinically implement new technologies for high-precision and noninvasive intervention upon the nervous system. Every few millimeters of the brain is functionally distinct, and different parts of the brain may have counteracting responses to therapy. To better match our therapies to neuroscience, we develop techniques that allow intervention upon only the right part of the nervous system at the right time, using technologies like focused ultrasound and nanotechnology.
Affiliate, Rad/Body Imaging
BioI 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), bio-sensing and wearables, signal/image processing, machine learning, deep 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 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.
Demir Akin, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Current Role at StanfordDeputy Director, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
Affiliate, Rad/Neuroimaging and Neurointervention
BioI graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elecrical & Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey and got my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electical Engineering at Stanford University under the supervision of Dr. Roland Bammer. Currently, I am working as a research associate in the department of Radiology at Stanford University. My primary research interest is the detection and correction of patient motion during magnetic resonance imaging experiments usıng an optical tracking system (i.e., a camera) whıch is installed inside the MR scanner bore. My eventual purpose is to implement this motion tracking system in a clinical setting, which will improve the MR image quality especially for certain patient populations (stroke patients, elderly and children) and will eliminate the need of anesthesia in pediatric population. I also worked on improving the data quality for diffusion-weighted and diffusion-tensor imaging via advanced reconstruction routines, and examined the benefits of such methods on fiber tractography.