Zahi A. Fayad, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging

Priti Balchandani, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director, Advanced Neuroimaging Research Program
Director, High Field MRI Program

Lazar Fleysher
Instructor, Radiolgoy
TMII Imaging Core

Claudia Calcagno Mani, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Small Animal Cardiovascular Imaging

Venkatesh Mani, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Clinical trials Units (CICTU)

Willem J. M. Mulder, PhD
Professor of Radiology  
Director, Nanomedicine

Carlos Perez Medina
Instructor, Radiology
Nanomedicine and Radiochemistry

Philip Robson, PhD
Instructor, Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging

Cheuk Y. Tang, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
TMII Imaging Core

Bachir Taouli, MD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Director, Cancer Imaging

Junqian "Gordon" Xu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Visiting Faculty

Gustav Strijkers, PhD
Professor, Preclinical and Translational MRI
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam

Charalampos Tsoumpas, PhD DIC
Lecturer in Medical Imaging
Quantitative PET-MRI
University of Leeds

James H.F. Rudd MD PhD FRCP
Senior Lecturer and Cardiologist
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Cambridge, U.K.

Administrative Team

Zahi A. Fayad, PhD
Director, Translational and Molecular Imaging

Juan Gilberto Aguinaldo, MD, CCRP
Clinical Trials Manager

Christopher J. Cannistraci, MS
Laboratory Operations Manager

Sybil Price
Executive Assistant to the Director

Catherine Ma
Administrative Manager

Janette Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant

Yair Bitton
Clinical Research Manager

Jonathan Rosenblatt
Research Program Coordinator

Scientific Team

Postdoctoral Fellows

Octavia Bane, PhD (Cancer)
Francois Fay, PhD (Nanomedicine)
Stefanie Hectors, PhD (Cancer)
Paul Kennedy (Cancer)
Joo-won Kim (Neuroimaging)
Francesco Padormo (Neuroimaging)
Alan Seifert (Neuroimaging)
Jun Tang (Nanomedicine)
Giorgios Soultanidis (Cardiovascular)
Abraham Teunissen (Nanomedicine)
Mandy Van Leent (Nanomedicine)
Yael Jacob (Neuroimaging)
Stephanie Brown (Neuroimaging)
Gaurav Verma (Neuroimaging)

Research Scientists
Judy Alper (Neuroimaging)
Yohanna Frederico (Nanomedicine)
Sarayu Huang (Cardiovascular)
Rebecca, Feldman PhD (NeuroImaging)
Kuang-Han Huang (Imaging Core)
Jack Rutland (NeuroImaging)
Derek Smith (NeuroImaging)
Audrey Kaufman, MD (Cardiovascular)
Anoop Sahota (Cardiovascular)
Sonum Naidu (Cardiovascular)
Johnny Ng (Imaging Core)
Elizabeth Fisher(Imaging Core)
Dan Samber, BS, PE (Cardiovascular)
Max Senders (Nanomedicine)
Victoria Wang (Imaging Core)
Edmund Wong (Imaging Core)
Chen Yang (Imaging Core)
Yu Zhou, MS (Imaging core)

Imaging Technologists
Kamil  Banibaker, RT (R) (MR) (ARRT)
Dewey  Chu, RT, (R) (MR) ARRT)
Clayton Reid

Clinical Trials Team
Juan Gilberto Aguinaldo, MD, CCRP
Rima Fayad, MPH
Renata Pyzik
Maxwell Segall
Kelly Russ, RN
Marlouie Alain Saldariega, RN


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