Doctoral Portfolio Program student Katie Wilson wins the Young Investigator Award at the 2011 World Molecular Imaging Congress

During September, over 1,800 leaders in the field of Molecular Imaging gathered for four days in San Diego, California for the Fourth Annual World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC). The convention included world class speakers, an exhibition hall, and abstract presentations. This year over 1,000 abstracts were submitted for the Young Investigator Award. The YIA Awards committee narrowed down the competition to 6 semi-finalists based on an abstract score, then these finalist presented their work to the representatives. Katie Wilson was selected as this year’s Young Investigator Award winner.

Katie is a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering and a student of the Doctoral Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechonology. Her research focuses  on contrast agents for ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging modalities, as well as nanotechnology for cancer research. Her advisor is Stanislav Emelianov. For more information on Katie please see her research page: here.