Members

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

Haitham Khraihah, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-Present)

Research: Molecular imaging of inflammation to explore the effects of newer antidiabetic medications in atherosclerosis. 

– Almahmeed grant for research. 

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Mohamad Kassab, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-present)

Research: Effect of different therapeutics on inflammation in cardiovascular disease and arteriovenous fistula assessed by molecular imaging.

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Georg Wissmeyer, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-present)

Research: Optical microfabrication and clinical translation of intravascular imaging devices for the identification of high-risk plaques and high-risk stents.

  • Recipient DAAD Scholarship
  • Publications: Light: Science & Applications, Optics Letters, Optica

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Ryutaro Ikegami, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-present)

Research: Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis and mechanisms of plaque vulnerability 

  • Recipient Niigata study abroad scholarship
  • Publication: Cell Reports, Circulation Journal, Internal Medicine ________________________________________________________________________

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Mazen Albaghdadhi, MD, MSc, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-present)

Research: Molecular imaging of inflammation in cardiovascular disease and Medical device development

  • Recipient NIH T32 Postdoctoral fellowship (2018)
  • Recipient AHA (2019)  

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Wenzhu Li, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-present)

Research: Molecular imaging of venous thrombosis resolution and mechanisms of fibrinolysis.

  • National Nature Science Foundation of China for Young Scholar
  • Chinese Scholarship Council Fellowship Recipient . 

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Jie Cui, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2014-present)

Research: Imaging of inflammation and thrombosis in arteriovenous fistula.

  • Recipient George B. Rathmann Research Fellowship, American Society of Nephrology (2013-2015)
  • Abstract presentation, ATVB 2013, WMIC 2013, ASN 2013, ASN 2014
  • 1 manuscript published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

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Lab Manager

Adam Mauskapf, BS, Lab Manager (2008-Present)

Adam Mauskapf has been the lab manager for the Jaffer Lab since 2012, and has been with the lab since 2008. He graduated from Bucknell University in 2007. He helps to run the large and small animal research labs and is the research surgeon for the large animal lab. Adam helps to manage the lab, set up surgery schedules, and do many other technical tasks. He has experience in catheterization techniques, micro- and macro-surgery, animal care, anesthesia monitoring, and other aspects of animal research.

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Research Technicians

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Clinical Research Coordinators

Amanda Degraaf, BS

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Alumni

Purvish Patel, BS, Graduate Student (2006-2008)

Subsequent Positions: Research Scientist, Quanterix Corp.

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Kiyuk Chang, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2007-2009)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea

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Ion Botnaru, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2008-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Cardiologist, Olympia, Washington 

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Amit Saxena, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow (2008-2010)

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Neha Jakete, BS, Graduate Student (2009)

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Georgios Mallas, PhD, Graduate Student (2009-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Senior Algorithms Engineer, Draeger Medical (2012-2016); Senior Cofntrol Systems Engineer, ThinKom Solutions (2016-2018); Data Science and Algorithms Manager, Medtronic Diabetes, Los Angelos

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Crystal Ripplinger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow(2009-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research & Administration, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

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Amir Rosenthal, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2010)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 

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Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor in Dept. of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at RR UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

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Jin Won Kim, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2009-2011)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Professor of Medicine, Guro University, Seoul, Korea 

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William Hucker, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2012)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor in Medicine, Electrophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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Tetsuya Hara, MD PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2014)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor, Kobe University, Japan 

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Brian Thompson, PhD, Research Technician (2010-2011)

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Yair Mega, MSc, Graduate Student (2011-2012)

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Thomas Jetzfellner, PhD, Graduate Student (2011-2012)

Subsequent Positions: IP/Patent Counsel, Siemens AG 

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Amr El Maghraby, MD, Pre-residency Fellow (2011-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in the Neuro-Critical Care Program at the University of Miami, Florida

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Ashley Stein-Merlob, MD, PhD, Medical Student, Harvard Medical School – HST program (2011-2015)

Subsequent Positions: Resident, Internal Medicine, UCSF, STAR Fellow, Cardiology, UCLA

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Jorge Zelada Castro, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Clinical Endocrinology Fellow, Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis

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Johan Verjans, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

Subsequent Positions: Cardiologist, SAHMRI. Deputy Director, Medical Learning at Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Adelaide, Australia

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Victor Guanming Qi, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2015-2017)

Subsequent Positions: Post-doctoral Fellow, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

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Harkamal Jhajj, BS, Research Technician (2015-2017)

Subsequent Positions:  PhD Student, University of Michigan

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Lang Wang, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2017)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Wuhan University

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Makoto Orii, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Iwate Medical University, Japan

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Mohammed Chowdhury, MB, ChB, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Vascular Surgery Registrar and Research Fellow, University of Cambridge Hospital, UK

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Chase Kessinger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2009-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Instructor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Imaging Core Director, Masonic Medical Research Institute

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Daqing Li, MD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Subsequent Positions: Chief Physician, Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China

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Xiaoxin Zheng, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

Subsequent Positions: Associate Chief Physician, Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wutan University;  Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University; Hubei Key Laboratory of Cardiology, China

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Madeleine Grau, BS, Research Technician (2017-2019)

Subsequent Positions: Graduate Student, Dartmouth

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Stephan Kellnberger, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow (2014-2019)

Subsequent Positions:  Engineer, Siemens; Munich, Germany

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Patricia Giunta, BA, Clinical Research Coordinator (2018-2020)

Subsequent Positions: Medical Student, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School

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Eric Osborn, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2013-2020)

Subsequent Positions: Instructor in Medicine, Interventional Cardiologist, BIDMC