Research Focus and interests: Molecular Imaging, PET, Immuno-Oncology, Graft versus Host Disease, CAR T cells
Dr. Israt Alam is a Senior Scientist in the Radiology Department at Stanford University. She trained in Prof. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir's lab and transitioned to Dr. Michelle James' lab in 2020. Her research focuses on studying lymphocyte activation with the motivation of developing non-invasive imaging tools, to monitor immune dynamics in response to cancer immunotherapy and in immunopathology. Her work has supported the clinical translation of several nuclear imaging agents for early disease detection and prediction of treatment response. She has also worked on the development of several biomarker detection platforms for early disease detection.
-Senior Research Scientist, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2021-present)
-Life Sciences Research Associate, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2018-2021)
-Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Radiology, Stanford (2015-2018)
-Visiting Researcher under supervision of Prof. Spencer Shorte, Plateforme d'imagerie dynamique, Pasteur Institute, Paris (2014)
-Science Education Intern and Consultant: United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris (2012-2013)
Education & Certifications
PhD, University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College, Molecular Imaging-Supervisor Prof. Kevin Brindle. Thesis title: ' Novel Probes for Imaging Cell Death'
MSCi, Imperial College London, Biochemistry
Israt Alam. "United States Patent US-2018-0043040-A1 Imaging tumor glycolysis by non-invasive measurement of pyruvate kinase M2.", Feb 15, 2018
Israt Alam, Maaike de Backer, Andre Neves, Kevin Brindle. "United Kingdom Patent Europe EP2280735 Agents for detecting and imaging cell death", University of Cambridge, Apr 29, 2009