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2024/04: Yiran Wang Received JNM’s Alavi-Mandell Award

Dr. Yiran Wang (who is now a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF) received the Alavi-Mandell Award from the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) for his two JNM papers in 2023: Wang Y, Spencer BA, Schmall J, Li E, Badawi RD, Jones T, Cherry SR, Wang GB. High-temporal resolution lung kinetic modeling using total-body dynamic PET with… Read More »

2024/03: 2024 UC Davis Molecular Liver Imaging Symposium Successfully Held

We successfully organized the 2024 UC Davis Molecular Liver Imaging Symposium: Collaboration in Systemic Diseases on March 11th, 2024 in the Medical Center. Focusing on the area of liver imaging, colleagues at UC Davis Health organized three symposiums in the past eight years – the first one in 2016 (Organizers: Souvik Sarkar, MD and Michael… Read More »

2024/02: Dr. Siqi Li and Dr. Yansong Zhu Promoted to Project Scientists

Congratulations to Dr. Siqi Li for promotion to Assistant Project Scientist Step 2 and Dr. Yansong Zhu for promotion to Assistant Project Scientist Step 1 in the Department of Radiology, effective March 1st, 2024. They have significantly and uniquely contributed to our PET parametric imaging research program at UC Davis Health.

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 »