2016

  • 09/16: Congratulations to Volker Neuschmelting for being selected as one of the 3 Finalists for the “Young Investigator of the Year Award” at the 2016 World Molecular Imaging Conference.

  • 08/16: Congratulations to Stefan Harmsen, who is moving to Stanford University to build up his own group.

  • 06/16: Moritz Kircher elected as one of 3 Young Leaders by the International Society for Strategic Studes in Radiology (IS3R), as the only Radiologist from the United States.
  • 03/16: The lab says good-bye to Ruimin Huang, who will be moving to Shanghai to become full professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Congratulations, Ruimin!

2015

  • 09/15: Congratulations to Stefan Harmsen for being selected as one of the 3 Finalists for the “Young Investigator of the Year Award” at the 2015 World Molecular Imaging Conference.
  • 07/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD is selected to give a prestigious “highlight talk” at the 2015 WMIC conference. 
  • 05/15: Dr. Kircher receives a 2015 “Pershing Square Sohn Prize” by the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. 
  • 03/15: Welcome to Anton Oseledchyk, MD, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bonn, Germany, joining our group as a DFG-fellowship funded postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Welcome to Tapas Nayak, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin Madison, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Welcome to Suchetan Pal, PhD, from Columbia University & Brookhaven National Labs, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD’s paper on next generation SERRS-nanoparticles with attomolar sensitivity published in Nature Communications.
  • 01/15: Novel method for chelator-free labeling of silica nanoparticles with radioisotopes reported in Nano letters (collaboration with the Grimm Lab).
  • 01/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD and Ruimin Huang, PhD’s paper “SERRS-nanostars for high precision cancer imaging” published on the cover of Science Translational Medicine

2014

  • 12/14: The article “Guiding brain tumor resection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles and a hand-held Raman scanner”, published in ACS Nano (cover, October 2014 issue) is featured as one of the “Top Stories of 2014” by the journal Biophotonics.
  • 12/14: Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD is a “2014 Fellow/Resident Poster Award Winner” at the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) for his work entitled “Precise Intraoperative Detection of Prostate Cancer and Complete Resection of Microscopic Residual Disease with Novel Serrs Nanostars”
  • 12/14: Welcome to Chrysafis Andreou, PhD, from the University of California Santa Barbara, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 10/14: Hazem Karabeber, MD’s paper selected as the October cover of ACS Nano.
  • 10/14: Pasquale Iacono, PhD’s paper featured as the frontispiece in Angewandte Chemie.
  • 09/14: Welcome to Hsiao-Ting “Charlene” Hsu, BS, MS, from the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joining our group as a research technician.
  • 09/14: Stefan Harmsen, PhD selected as one of six semifinalists for the “Young Investigator Award” at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC).
  • 07/14: Welcome to Volker Neuschmelting, MD, from the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cologne, Germany, joining our group as a DFG-fellowship funded postdoctoral fellow.
  • 07/14: Ruimin Huang, PhD is invited to give a special talk about “Ultra-Sensitive Raman Nanoparticles for Detection of Microscopic Cancer” in the Special Session “Optical Surgical Navigation Interest Group” at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC).
  • 07/14: All Kircher lab members who submitted abstracts to the World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC) – Stefan Harmsen, PhD, Ruimin Huang, PhD and Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD – receive travel awards and are selected for talks (based on top abstract scores).
  • 04/14: New method for remote control of apoptosis selected as the April cover of ACS Nano.
  • 01/14: Moritz Kircher, MD, PhD receives a “Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award” by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.