Team and Open Positions

We have two post-doctoral fellowship openings in our team.

We also actively recruit talented MSc and PhD students from the University of British Columbia Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Interdisciplinary Oncology Program.

Team Members

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Arman Rahmim, PhD, DABSNM
Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics, University of British Columbia
Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist, PET Functional Imaging, BC Cancer
Senior Scientist, Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Centre
Phone: 604-675-8262
email: arman.rahmim AT ubc DOT ca
Links: Google Scholar
More details on Arman Rahmim

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Carlos Uribe, PhD, MCCPM
Medical Imaging Physicist (2018-)
Provincial PET Functional Imaging Program
BC Cancer
“Clinical Molecular Imaging and Therapy”
email: curibe AT bccrc DOT ca

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Xinchi Hou, PhD
Research Associate (2018-)
Department of Radiology, UBC
“Quantitative SPECT imaging towards improved clinical and dosimetric assessment”
email: xinchi DOT hou AT ubc DOT ca

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Yansong Zhu, MSE
PhD Candidate (2017-); MSE Candidate (2015-2016)
Department of ECE, JHU (Visiting UBC Student, 2018-present)
PhD Project: “Advanced Image Reconstruction and Analysis for Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT) and Positron Emission Tomograpy (PET)”
MSE Project: “Improved Photon Propagation Modeling and Image Reconstruction in Fluorescence Molecular Tomography”
email: yzhu46 AT jhu DOT edu

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Cassandra Miller
PhD Candidate (2018-) (co-advised with Dr. Anna Celler)
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
“Quantitative SPECT-based Personalized Dosimetry in Radioligand Therapy”
email: cassandramiller AT phas DOT ubc DOT ca

Mohammad Salmanpour, MSE
PhD Candidate (2017-)
Department of Energy Engineering & Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
“Prediction of Outcome in Parkinson’s Disease Patients via Optimized Machine Learning “
email: m.salmanpoor66 AT gmail DOT com

Alexander Hart
MSc Candidate (2019-) (co-advised with Dr. Wayne Beckham)
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UVic
“Harmonized PET/CT Imaging”
email: alexanderjhart AT uvic DOT ca

Roberto Fedrigo
Co-op Student (2019-)
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
“Realistic Anthropomorphic Phantom Studies in PET Imaging”
email: r.fedrigo AT alumni.ubc.ca

Arash Javanmardi
BSc Candidate (2019-) Honors Thesis Project
“3D Printed Phantom Studies in PET Imaging”
email: arashj1997 AT gmail.com

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Kevin Leung
PhD Candidate (2017-) (co-advised with Dr. Yong Du)
Department of Biomedical Engineering, JHU
“Deep Learning Based Image Segmentation and Prediction of Outcome”
email: kleung8 AT jhmi DOT edu

Alumni

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Wenbing Lyu
Visiting PhD candidate (2018-2019)
“Multi-modality Fusion Radiomics Applied to PET/CT Images”
School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
email: bing179 AT smu DOT edu DOT cn

Saeed Ashrafinia, PhD
Research Assistant (2013-2014); PhD Candidate (2014-2019)
Department of ECE, JHU
Dissertation: “Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging Using Advanced Image Reconstruction and Radiomics”
Presently: Collaboration Manager at Siemens Healthineers MI, Chicago
email: s.ashrafinia AT gmail DOT com

Leo Lin
Co-op Student (2019)
“Web Applications for Organization & Visualization of Preclinical Data”
Department of Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Centre
Presently: Computer Science Student at UBC
mdctleo AT hotmail DOT com

Michael Chang
Co-op Student (2019)
“Web Applications for Organization & Visualization of Preclinical Data”
Department of Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Centre
Presently: Computer Science Student at SFU
mchang0926 AT gmail DOT com

Julia Brosch
Visiting PhD candidate (2019)
“Monte Carlo Based Dosimetry for Lutetium-177-PSMA Radionuclide Therapy”
LMU (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Germany
Presently: PhD student at LMU
email: Julia.Brosch AT med DOT uni-muenchen DOT de

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Yuanyuan Gao, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2018)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Voxel-based Partial Volume Correction of Amyloid PET Images”
Presently: Instructor of Biomedical Engineering
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
email: 82094896 AT qq DOT com

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Rongkai Yan, MD
Visiting Researcher (2016-2018)
Department of Oncology, JHU
“Prediction of Outcome in Lung Cancer Patients”
email: kamilia20 AT outlook DOT com

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Sima Fotouhi
Research Assistant (2015-2017)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Application of Radiomics Analysis to Track Parkinson’s Disease Progression”
email: simafotouhi AT gmail DOT com

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Yousef Salimpour, PhD
Research Associate (2014-2017)
Department of Neurosurgery, JHU
“Correlation of Subcortical Structures as Imaged by DAT SPECT with Clinical Phenotypes in Parkinson’s Disease”
Presently: Instructor of Neurosurgery, JHU
email: ysalimp1 AT jhmi DOT edu

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Fereshteh Aalamifar, PhD
PhD Candidate (co-advised with Dr. Emad Boctor)
Department of ECE, JHU
Dissertation: “Co-robotic Ultrasound Tomography: A New Paradigm for Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging” (2016)
Presently: Founder and CEO, PediaMetrix
email: beheshtaeinn AT gmail DOT com

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Abhinav Jha, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2015)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Inverse Methods for Transcranial Fluorescence Molecular Tomography”
email: a.jha AT wustl DOT edu ; Links: Pub Med; Research Gate
Presently: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Imaging and of Radiology
Washington University in St. Louis

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Hassan Mohy-ud-Din, PhD
PhD Candidate (2010-2015)
Dissertation: “Motion Correction and Pharmacokinetic Analysis in Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography”
Departments of ECE, JHU
Presently: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan
email: mohyuddin.engineer AT gmail DOT com

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Madjid Solanti, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2015)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Spatiotemporal Distribution Modeling of PET Tracer Uptake in Solid Tumors”
Presently: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
KNT University, Tehran
email: madsoltani AT gmail DOT com

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Nicolas A. Karakatsanis, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2011-2014)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“A New Paradigm of Dynamic Whole-Body PET/CT Imaging”
Presently: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
email: nicolas.karakatsanis AT gmail DOT com

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Saurabh Jain, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist (2013-2014)
Center for Imaging Science, JHU
“Advanced Image Registration and Segmentation towards Discovery of Progression Biomarkers in Parkinson’s Disease”
Presently: Computer Vision Engineer, Apple

Lijun Lu, PhD
Visiting PhD candidate (2011-2012)
Dissertation: “Research on Techniques for 3D PET Image Reconstruction”
Presently: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

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Hyeyun Jung, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2012)
“MRI- and DTI-guided PET Image Reconstruction”
Department of Radiology, JHU
Presently: Staff Engineer, System LSI, Seoul, South Korea

Jing

Jing Tang, PhD
Research Associate (2007-2009)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Anatomy-guided PET Image Reconstruction”
Presently: Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Oakland University, Michigan, MI

Fan

Fan Zhang
Summer Student (2012)
“Numerous Region-of-Interest Partial Volume Correction”
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Kaartik Mathur
Summer Student (2011)
“Motion Correction System for High Resolution Brain PET Imaging”
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland College Park, MD

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Hamid Vajihollahi
Summer Student (2007)
“Utilizing the Polaris Infrared Tracking Device for Motion Assessment and Compensation in PET Imaging”
Department of Mechanical Engineering
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada