Molecular Imaging Summer Program Alumni

Share
Print
Share
Print

2020 Alumni

Shanjeed Ali

Shanjeed Ali
Hunter College

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Imaging Activated Vγ9Vδ2 T-cells Utilizing Phosphoantigen Binding to the BTN3A1 Protein and Click Chemistry


Gregory Cain

Gregory Cain
Harvard University

Mentor: Jan Grimm
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Rosemary Chen

Rosemary Chen
Brown University

Mentor: Michelle Bradbury
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Nanotechnology and Molecular Imaging in Surgical Applications


Nina Filippone

Nina Filippone
Binghamton University

Mentor: Thomas Reiner
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Development validation and translational of novel imaging agents


Julia Gutierrez

Julia Gutierrez
New York University

Mentor: Nagavakishore Pillarsetty
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: PET probes for identifying cancer subtypes


Rebecca Litvak

Rebecca Litvak
Hunter College

Mentor: Vladimir Ponomarev
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Reporter Gene Imaging


Jose Montalvo Rivera

Jose Montalvo Rivera
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Mentor: David Schneiberg
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: A Quest for Ligand Targets of Next Generation Gated CAR T Cells


Ariel Pan

Ariel Pan
University of Chicago

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: 86Y uPAR antibody for senescent cell imaging


Akash Patel

Akash Patel
The College of New Jersey

Mentor: Kayvan Keshari
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Novel approaches to cancer metabolism for diagnosis and treatment

2019 Alumni
Molecular Imaging Summer Program Alumni 2019

(From left to right) Top row: Caleb Sooknanan, Catherine Fitzgerald, Abigail Kostolansky, Josiah Celestine; Middle row: Andriy Yatsykiv, Charlotte Thomas, Gianna Mincone, Dylan Manuele, Spencer Kaminsky Bottom row: Claudia Wong, Xuwen (Alice) Zheng, Catherine Stratis

Josiah Celestine

Josiah Celestine
University of Florida

Mentor: Kishore Pillarsetty
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Modulation of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) as a Response to Treatment in Prostate Cancer


Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine Fitzgerald
University of Melbourne

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: A MUC16-targeted humanized antibody for in vivo PET/CT imaging of pancreatic cancer


Spencer Kaminsky

Spencer Kaminsky
Washington University

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Development of an indirect antibody internalization assay using radiolabeled antigen-binding fragments


Abigail Kostolansky

Abigail Kostolansky
Princeton University

Mentor: Thomas Reiner
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: PARP Expression and PARPi-FL Uptake in Esophageal Normal Tissue and Adenocarcinoma


Dylan Manuele

Dylan Manuele
University of Rochester

Mentor: Thomas Reiner
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Spider Venom Peptide for Imaging Nerves


Gianna Mincone

Gianna Mincone
Bucknell University

Mentor: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Dynamic spatial coupling of key lineage transcription factors GATA6 and NANOG during the Inner Cell Mass lineage allocation process in mouse embryo


Caleb Sooknanan

Caleb Sooknanan
Stony Brook

Mentor: Peter Gibbs
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: The Added Value of Diffusion-Weighted and Contrast-Enhanced Imaging Data Types within Breast MRI Radiomics


Catherine Stratis

Catherine Stratis
Hunter College

Mentor: Jan Grimm
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Tumor-on-a-Chip to Evaluate the Role of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)


Charlotte Thomas

Charlotte Thomas
Duke University

Mentor: Jan Grimm
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Prodrug of Doxazolidine Activatable via Reactive Oxygen Species


Claudia Wong

Claudia Wong
University of California, Berkeley

Mentor: Kayvan Keshari
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Identifying the Mechanism of Metabolic Plasticity of Leukemic Cells in Glucose-Limited Environment


Andriy Yatsykiv

Andriy Yatsykiv
Hunter College

Mentor: Michelle Bradbury
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Ultrasmall Renally Clearable Silica Nanoparticle Targets Prostate Cancer


Xuwen Zheng

Xuwen Zheng
Johns Hopkins University

Mentor: Morgan Huse
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: The Role of MRTF on Cancer Cell Biophysical Properties


2018 Alumni
Molecular Imaging Summer Program

(From left to right) Top row: Vivian Huang, Luanna Chan, Micaela Millan, Kiara Cruickshank, Jack Berry, George Diehl (not pictured); Bottom row: Chace Carpenter, Veer Shah, Ariana Bitton, Jenny Ijoma, Elizabeth Rieger

Jack Berry

Jack Berry
University of Newcastle

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Radiolabeling of the scorpion venom peptide chlorotoxin with indium-111 for the molecular imaging of brain tumors


Ariana Bitton

Ariana Bitton
University of Wisconsin Madison

Mentor: Kishore Pillarsetty
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: BMT Liposomes Study


Chace Carpenter

Chace Carpenter
University of Vermont

Mentor: Jan Grimm
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Cerenkov Luminescence-Activatable Imaging Probes and T herapies


Luanna Chan

Luanna Chan
Johns Hopkins University

Mentor: Charles Rudin
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: A High-Diversity, Ribosome Display Library for Cyclic Peptide Probe Discovery


Kiara Cruickshank

Kiara Cruickshank
Clarkson University

Mentor: Michelle Bradbury
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Ultrasmall Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Prostate Cancer Detection


George Diehl

George Diehl
Vassar College

Mentor: Jason Lewis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: 52Mn-DOTA-pHLIP as a PET Tracer and the Cyclotron Production of 90Nb


Vivian Huang

Vivian Huang
Emory University

Mentor: Morgan Huse
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Enhancing Tumor Cell Sensitivity to T Cell Killing by Using Optogenetics


Jenny Ijoma

Jenny Ijoma
New York University

Mentor: Ronald Blasberg
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: The effect of LDH-A inhibition in the metabolism and microenvironment of MycCaP prostate cancer cells and tumors


Micaela Millan

Micaela Millan
Hunter College

Mentor: Kayvan Keshari
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: MR Imaging of Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate and Lactate Using the Three-Point Dixon Method


Elizabeth Reiger

Elizabeth Rieger
University of Pennsylvania

Mentor: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Automated cell tracking in pre-implantation mouse embryos


Veer Shah

Veer Shah
Northeastern University

Mentor: Thomas Reiner
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Optical imaging of PARP1 expression in oral and esophageal cancers