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Craig Levin

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering

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Bio

Professor Levin's research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animals. These new cameras efficiently image radiation emissions in the form of positrons, annihilation photons, gamma rays, and light from molecular probes developed to target molecular signals from deep within tissue of live subjects.
The goals of the instrumentation projects are to advance the sensitivity and spatial, spectral, and/or temporal resolutions. The algorithm goals are to understand the physical system comprising the subject tissues, radiation transport, and imaging system, and to provide the best available image quality and quantitative accuracy.
The work involves computer modeling, position sensitive sensors, readout electronics, data acquisition, image formation, image processing, and data/image analysis algorithms, and incorporating these innovations into practical imaging devices
The ultimate goal is to introduce these new imaging tools into studies of molecular mechanisms and new treatments of disease within living subjects.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Radiology (2009 - 2010)
  • Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Radiology (2008 - 2009)
  • Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Radiology (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Radiology (2006 - 2007)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in In Vivo Imaging (2004 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Pilot Research Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1996)
  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (1993-5)
  • Bates Graduate Fellowship, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University (1987-91)
  • Full Tuition and Research Fellowship, Yale University (1985-93)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma National Honors in Physics, University of California at Los Angeles (1985)
  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude, University of California at Los Angeles (1985)
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Professional Education

Ph.D.: Yale University, Physics (1993)
M.Phil.: Yale University, Physics (1987)
M.S.: Yale University, Physics (1987)
B.S.: UCLA, Physics and Mathematics (1985)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory

Our research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of cellular and molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animal subjects. These new cameras efficiently image radiation emissions in the form of positrons, annihilation photons, gamma rays, and light from molecular probes developed to target molecular signals from deep within tissue of live subjects. The goals of the instrumentation projects are to push the sensitivity and spatial, spectral, and/or temporal resolutions as far as physically possible. The algorithm goals are to understand the physical system comprising the subject tissues, radiation transport, and imaging system, and to provide the best available image quality and quantitative accuracy. The work involves computer modeling, position sensitive sensors, readout electronics, data acquisition, image formation, image processing, and data/image analysis algorithms, and incorporating these innovations into practical imaging devices. The ultimate goal is to introduce these new imaging tools into studies of molecular mechanisms and treatments of disease within living subjects.

Teaching

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2013-14

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