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Preclinical Imaging Laboratory Leadership

NYU Langone’s Preclinical Imaging Laboratory is led by a team of researchers who provide expertise and mentorship to partnering investigators.

Director and Associate Professor of Radiology, Youssef Zaim Wadghiri, PhD

Youssef Zaim Wadghiri, PhD
Director and Associate Professor of Radiology
Specialization: molecular and cellular microimaging and design of instrumentation and MRI radiofrequency probes

Assistant Director and Senior Research Scientist, Orlando Aristizabal, MPhil

Orlando Aristizábal, MPhil
Assistant Director and Senior Research Scientist
Specialization: ultrasound, MRI, bioluminescence- and fluorescence-imaging instrumentation, acquisition, and quantitative analysis

Manager, PET Radiochemistry and Preclinical Imaging, Jairo Baquero-Buitrago, MSc
Lab

Jairo Baquero-Buitrago, MSc
Lab
Manager, PET Radiochemistry and preclinical imaging

Specialization: PET and CT imaging, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, animal handling, and molecular biology

Assistant Professor and Radiation Safety Officer,
 Rachel Bartlett, PhD

Rachel Bartlett, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, and Radiation Safety Officer

Specialization: Radiation safety and PET- and CT-imaging design, acquisition, and quantitative analysis

Preclinical Imaging Lab Assistant Zakia Gironda

Zakia Ben Youss Gironda
Lab Assistant
Specialization: instrumentation and acquisition; radio frequency probe simulation and design, acquisition; and setup and holder design

MD/PhD Candidate Lindsay Hill

Lindsay K. Hill, BSc
MD/PhD Candidate
Specialization: MRI, bioluminescence- and fluorescence-imaging acquisition and image analysis, animal handling, and surgical expertise

Technical Manager and Research Scientist, Dung Minh Hoang, PhD

Dung Minh Hoang, PhD
Technical Manager and Research Scientist
Specialization: MRI; computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering; instrumentation and acquisition; radio frequency probe simulation and design, acquisition, and quantitative analysis; and setup and holder design

Undergraduate Intern, Paramesh Karandikar

Paramesh Karandikar
Undergraduate Intern
Specialization: MRI, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, animal handling, and contrast agent synthesis

Postdoctoral Fellow, Choong Heon Lee, PhD

Choong H. Lee, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Specialization: MRI pulse-sequence design, acquisition, and quantitative analysis

Senior Research Scientist, Jean Logan, PhD

Jean Logan, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Specialization: PET and CT modeling and kinetic analysis of PET data

Associate Research Scientist, Noeen Malik, PhD

Noeen Malik, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Specialization: PET and CT radiotracers for in vivo imaging

Senior Research Technician Sebastian Mendoza

Sebastian Mendoza, BSc
Senior Research Technician
Specialization: PET, CT, and MRI acquisition and image analysis, animal handling, and surgical expertise

Orin Mishkit

Orin Mishkit, BSc
Specialization: MRI, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, animal handling, and contrast agent synthesis

Assistant Research Scientist, Dina Ramadane, MSc

Dina Ramadane, MSc
Assistant Research Scientist
Specialization: MRI acquisition, quantitative analysis, setup and holder design

Pet Radiochemistry Nick Ramos

Nicholas Ramos
PET Radiochemistry
Specialization: PET and CT imaging, animal handling

James Tranos

James A. Tranos
Undergraduate Intern
Specialization: MRI and quantitative analysis

Associate Research Scientist, Jin Zhang, PhD

Jin Zhang, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Specialization: MRI and modeling pulse-sequence design, acquisition, and quantitative analysis

Affiliated Faculty with Preclinical Imaging Expertise

Giuseppe Carlucci, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: PET and CT radiotracers for in vivo imaging

Yu-Shin Ding, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: PET and CT radiotracers for in vivo imaging

Sungheon "Gene" Kim, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: breast imaging

Guillaume Madelin, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: multinuclear MRI and non-Cartesian sampling

Prodromos "Makis" Parasoglou, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: multinuclear MRI and spectroscopy

Colin K. Phoon, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: high-frequency ultrasound imaging and fetal echocardiography

Jose M. Raya, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: quantitative methods for musculoskeletal molecular imaging

Ravinder Regatte, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: quantitative multinuclear musculoskeletal imaging

Amparo Ruiz, BS
Research Scientist
Specialization: molecular imaging 

Daniel Turnbull, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: in vivo microimaging of transgenic mice

Jiangyang Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Specialization: in vivo microimaging of brain development and injury

Preclinical Imaging Laboratory Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee is composed of members of NYU Langone leadership and meets semi-annually to review the following:

  • usage statistics
  • budget and financial oversight
  • hardware performance status and integration with other technologies
  • scientific performance and productivity, including grant funding and the number of abstracts and papers emerging from the use of our instruments
  • outreach to possible new users

Our lab director is a nonvoting member of the committee, as is required by the National Institutes of Health funding guidelines on shared instrumentation and resources.

Daniel Turnbull, PhD
Chair, Preclinical Imaging Laboratory Advisory Committee
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pathology

Fernando Boada, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

Frank Donno
Divisional Administrator, Radiology Research, NYU Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research

Zahi A. Fayad, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiology, Medicine, and Cardiology; and Director, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Eva Hernando-Monge, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Science, Department of Pathology
Co-director, Medical Scientist Training Program

David E. Levy, PhD
The Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Microbiology

Colin K. Phoon, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Lab