Navigation Links
WMIC 2018 Young Investigator of the Year Awarded to Caltech’s Dr. George J. Lu for Research in Combining MRI and Ultrasound Technologies
Date:10/20/2018

Dr. George Lu’s passion and excitement in his pioneering work combining MRI and Ultrasound technologies earned him the Young Investigator Award for his abstract entitled “Acoustically Modulated MRI of Gas-filled Protein Nanostructures”.

Lu’s research applies the technique of protein engineering to the development of new imaging and therapeutic methods. His approach has been to take a unique class of genetically encoded gas-filled protein nanostructures, called gas vesicles, and show that their MRI contrast can be turned off in situ by a brief pulse of ultrasound. Such “acoustically erasable” agents and the resulting background-free MR images overcome a major problem of MRI, which is the contrast agents are often difficult to be distinguished from the MRI contrast of our own tissues.

“George represents a very unique type of researcher who can combine deep physical thinking with molecular and cellular engineering to create breakthroughs like the work resulting in this award. I can’t wait to see what he develops in his future laboratory as an independent investigator,” said Dr. Mikhail Shapiro, 2018 WMIS Roger Tsien Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology Recipient, WMIS Board Member, and Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology. “The contrast mechanism developed by George could help basic researchers and clinicians track the location and function of engineered cells in the body with greater certainty.”

Dr. Lu and his team do plan to extend the study by continuing to improve the imaging protocol, instrumentation, and the properties of the contrast agents, and they hope to apply them to disease-related studies.

“Receiving the Young Investigator of the Year Award at WMIC is a great honor,” said Dr. George J. Lu, PhD. “I would be happy to share the method with other labs and work together towards applications in disease diagnosis and imaging. Looking forward, I am applying for a faculty position to establish my independent laboratory, and will continue to develop protein-based molecular agents for both biological imaging and control.”

Two additional young investigators were also recognized as finalists for the 2018 award: Sijumon Kunjachan, PhD, DFCI/BWH/Harvard Medical School, for his work titled “Image-Guided Drug Delivery by Radiation-Induced Tumor Vascular Modulation” (middle) and Ilke Tunali, PhD candidate, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, for his work titled “Radiomics and clinical predictors of disease progression among non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors.”

To learn more about Dr. Lu’s research, please visit: georgelu.org

To be considered for the 2019 Young Investigator of the Year Award, please submit an abstract to WMIC 2019 and apply for the award. Abstract submission will open December 1, 2018 and close April 10, 2019. Please contact wmis@wmis.org for more details.

ABOUT WORLD MOLECULAR IMAGING SOCIETY
The WMIS is dedicated to developing and promoting translational research through multimodality molecular imaging. The education and abstract-driven WMIC is the annual meeting of the WMIS and provides a unique setting for scientists and clinicians with very diverse backgrounds to interact, present, and follow cutting-edge advances in the rapidly expanding field of molecular imaging that impacts nearly every biomedical discipline. Industry exhibits at the congress included corporations who have created the latest advances in preclinical and clinical imaging approaches and equipment, providing a complete molecular imaging educational technology showcase. For more information: http://www.wmis.org

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/wmic_2018_young_investigator_of_the_year_awarded_to_caltechs_dr_george_j_lu_for_research_in_combining_mri_and_ultrasound_technologies/prweb15856477.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2018 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. A*STAR scientist wins European Molecular Biology Organization Young Investigator award
2. The Becca Foundation Seeks All Teen and Young Adults with Cancer Nonprofits for a Website Link
3. Low Libido in Young Women: What Can Be Done? Dr. Larisa Wainer with Morris Psychological Group Identifies Causes and Offers Tips for Corrective Measures
4. Young Entrepreneur Incorporates Technology into Home Care Franchise for Affordable, 21st Century Care
5. Youngsville Native Teamed Up with Acadian Ambulance to Save Her Grandmother’s Life
6. Ambiguous results in screening for celiac disease among young people
7. Teens who drink alone more likely to develop alcohol problems as young adults
8. New case studies link smoking synthetic marijuana with stroke in healthy, young adults
9. Surprise Him With a Fresher, Younger Face; Face Whisperer® Products from Sublime Beauty® on Sale
10. High HIV knowledge and risky sexual behavior not associated with HIV testing in young adolescents
11. This Thanksgiving, a Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon Has Given a Young Girl's Life Back
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/14/2018)... ... 14, 2018 , ... For what is a first time at the annual ... Disorders, will present an overview of the EFFT model with a focus on supporting ... 2019 event. , Next year’s 33rd iaedp™ Symposium is slated for February 7-10, ...
(Date:11/14/2018)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... November 14, 2018 , ... The ... as the New Year approaches, it’s time to pull out the healthcare plan paperwork ... a self-purchased plan or sponsored by an employer, most people can benefit by taking ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 14, 2018 , ... REMS: Requirements, Regulation, and ... 2018 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/remsrre ... powerful enforcement tool. A constantly evolving enforcement tool. , In September the FDA ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... ... A survey by the publishers of ADC Review | Journal of ... U.S. $ 4 billion. Approximately forty-five percent of this market included Antibody-drug Conjugates (ADCs). ... is expected to grow significantly, to U.S. $ 17 billion by 2023. [1][2][3] , ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... The Centers for Medicare and ... and identified seven high volume current procedural terminology (CPT) codes as potentially misvalued, ... requested the RUC (Relative Value Update Committee) of the American Medical Association re-evaluate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... The ... group to head business development and partnerships. Rick has spent much of his ... Management to Service to Sales, Rick brings his extensive background in the industry ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... ... The well-respected local dental team of Drs. Steven White and Brad Haines has ... implants in Cornelius, NC. The incentive includes $200 off all dental implant treatments, ... implants are considered to be one of the gold standards in tooth replacement solutions. ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... Loyale Healthcare today ... will concentrate on larger healthcare enterprises, where Loyale’s Patient Financial Manager™ has proven ... integrated patient experiences. , Mr. Sykes’ distinguished healthcare career includes more than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: