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2023/10: Yiran Successfully Defended PhD Dissertation

We are delighted to announce that our Ph.D. candidate Yiran Wang successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Total-body PET Kinetic Modeling and Parametric Imaging with Applications to Lung Diseases and Beyond”. Yiran conducted this research under the joint supervision of Dr. Guobao Wang and Dr. Simon Cherry. The members of his dissertation committee also include… Read More »

2023/10: New Graduate Student Anahita Tavakoli

Ms. Anahita Tavakoli joins the lab as a new graduate student. She received her B.S. degree in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Davis. Anahita will be studying how the brain is changed in systemic disease using the total-body parametric PET technology. Welcome Anahita!

2023/09: Kevin Won Best Abstract Award at Radiology Symposium

Dr. Kevin Chung won the Best Abstract Award in the postdoc group at the 2023 UC Davis Radiology Research Symposium for his very recent work on the parametric imaging of blood-brain barrier permeability of radiotracers using total-body dynamic PET. Congratulations Kevin!

2023/07: 2023 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference acceptance

Our lab has two abstracts accepted by the 2023 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference on the topic of total-body PET kinetic modeling and PET-enabled dual-energy CT. Siqi Li, BA Spencer, YG Abdelhafez, L Nardo, SR Cherry, RD Badawi, T Jones, GB Wang. Quantification of volume-of-distribution of free-state radiotracer using total-body PET kinetic modeling with time delay… Read More »

2023/05: Dr. Kevin Chung joins the lab

Dr. Kevin Chung joins our lab starting on May 1st, 2023. Dr. Chung received his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in early 2023. He developed methods and software for low-dose CT perfusion imaging and also has direct experience in PET kinetic modeling. Kevin will work on total-body PET kinetic… Read More »

2023/04: Fully3D and SNMMI 2023 abstract acceptance

Our lab has multiple abstracts accepted for presentation at the Fully3D 2023 and SNMMI 2023. One abstract on dynamic PET image reconstruction for Fully3D 2023: Siqi Li, Wang GB. Deep kernel representation learning for high-temporal resolution dynamic PET image reconstruction, accepted for oral presentation, Fully3D 2023 Conference, July 16-21, 2023 Three abstracts on total-body PET… Read More »

2023/03: New graduate student Xiaoyu Duan

Xiaoyu Duan, a graduate student of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group (BMEGG), joins the lab to work on total-body PET kinetic modeling. She will be jointly supervised by Dr. Guobao Wang and Dr. Ramsey Badawi. Welcome, Xiaoyu!