Lei Xing Lab In the Department of Radiation Oncology

Current Members

Principal Investigator

Lei Xing, Ph.D., Jacob Haimson Professor, DABR
Director of Physics Division
Diplomate, American Board of Radiology

Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Room G233
Stanford, CA 94305-5847
Phone: 650-498-7896
Fax: 650-498-4015

Professor of Electrical Engineering  (courtesy)
David Packard Building
350 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA  94305

Professor of Biomedical Informatics Program (courtesy)
Medical School Office Building (MSOB), room X- 215, 1265 Welch Road
Mail Code: 94305-5479

Core faculty of Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
Stanford Bio-X Program

Stanford Cancer Institute

Prof. Xing obtained his Ph.D. in physics at John Hopkins University.  He joined Stanford as a faculty member in 1997. Prof. Xing has published more than 160 refereed papers. Prof. Xing has broad research interests, including medical imaging, molecular imaging, image segmentation and registration, radiation therapy treatment planning, real-time image guidance and decision-making strategies in radiation therapy, internet medicine.  More »

Postdoctoral Fellows

colin-carpenter.jpg

Colin Carpenter, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Carpenter grew up a New Englander, and completed a Ph.D. at Dartmouth in June 2009.  His thesis developed new methods to merge diffuse optical imaging and magnetic resonance imaging to study the hemodynamics of breast cancer for screening and treatment monitoring applications.  His current research with Dr. Xing focuses on combined x-ray/optical molecular imaging of targeted nanoparticles.  Colin likes to hike, fish, kayak, bike, and ski in his time away from the lab.



xing.gif

Moses Darpolor, Ph.D., NCI Postdoctoral Scholar
(In collaboration with Prof. Xing)
Phone: 650-724-3107
Email »

Dr. Darpolor earned a Ph.D. in functional imaging at Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin. He previously served as a research fellow in medical physics at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Currently he is under supervision of Prof. Gary Glazer in Radiology with research on hyperpolarize [1-13C]-pyruvate spectroscopic imaging of irradiation-induced changes in metabolism of an orthotopic liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).


xing.gif

Taeho Kim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Kim is from Seoul, Korea. He has received his PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis. His dissertation work focused on the local structure of supercooled liquids and metallic glasses using synchrotron high energy x-ray diffraction and reverse Monte Carlo simulations. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for his Post-doc and research associate experience. He worked on the diffusion tensor MRI and the dynamic perfusion MRI in Radiology at University of Utah. Dr. Kim loves spending time with his wife, Hyunah, and his children, Minsol and Yunsol.


xing.gif

Ho Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Lee obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University. For his Ph.D. study, Dr. Lee  worked on image registration PET and MRI in the Computer Graphics and Medical Imaging Group, Visual Processing Lab of School of Computer Science and Engineering. He joined the Xing Lab in 2009. He is currently working in Dr. Xing’s lab on the development of novel deformable image registration models and on-line reaplanning strategy for adaptive radiation therapy.


xing.gif

Wu Liu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-721-2181; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »
Personal website »

Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison. His doctoral research was focused on ultrasound parametric imaging on liver tumors using clinical scanners, including projects on scatterer size and attenuation imaging, ultrasound elastography, image segmentation and registration. Currently he is working with Dr. Xing on image guided radiotherapy.


xing.gif

Pavel Lougovski, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Lougovski received his PhD in Physics from Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich, Germany). He was also a research assistant at Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) during his graduate studies. Prior to joining Dr. Xing’s group in 2008 to do research in radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging he was a posdoc in quantum information and metrology. Pavel enjoys hiking, soccer and classical music.


xing.gif

Yunzhi Ma, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-724-3085; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »
Personal website »

Dr. Ma did his Ph.D. in Physics in Beijing Normal University, China. He joined the Xing Lab after his postdoctoral research at Peking University. His research interests include 1) Monte Carlo simulation of imaging process; 2) Radiotherapy plan making and analyzing; 3) Modeling of inverse problem in IGRT. Currently he focuses on 4-D image-guided radiation therapy and 4-D adaptive therapy inverse planning techniques.


xing.gif

Guillem Pratx, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-4015
Email »

Dr. Pratx grew up in Toulouse, France. He is completing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His dissertation focused on new schemes for improving image quality and accuracy in high-resolution positron emission tomography. He also worked on a small hand-held gamma camera for guiding sentinel lymph node biopsy. In the Xing Lab, Guillem is working on molecular imaging and radiation therapy.


xing.gif

Jianguo Qian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-721-5762; Fax: 650-498-4015
Email »

Dr. Qian did his Ph.D. in Applied Science - Medical Imaging at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. His doctoral research was development and application of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging system for small animal research. He joined the Xing Lab in 2008 and is working with Dr. Xing on image-guided radiation therapy.


xing.gif

Lasitha Senadheera, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-723-4496; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Senadheera earned his Ph.D. in physics at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2008. His doctoral research focused on magnetic resonance spectroscopy of hydrogen storage system. He joined the Xing Lab in 2008 and works on hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI). Besides his hobbies of reading news and photography, Dr. Senadheera happily spend the spare time with his loving family, Himasha and Vidu.


xing.gif

Conroy Sun, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 650-736-0619; Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »

Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering (Nanotechnology) from the University of Washington in 2008.  During his graduate studies in Prof. Miqin Zhang’s biomaterials lab, Dr. Sun investigated the synthesis and surface modification of superparamagnetic nanoparticles for applications in cancer diagnosis and treatment. After the work as a senior fellow in the UW Department of Neurological Surgery under Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Dr. Liu joined the Xing lab in 2009 to investigate targeted X-ray/optical nanoparticles for molecular imaging.

Students

Kihwan Choi, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Phone: 650-736-0619 Fax: 650-498-5008
Email »
Personal website »

Kihwan Choi is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests include stochastic optimal control, large-scale optimization, and applications in medical imaging and treatment.


Bowen Meng, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email »

Bowen Meng is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.S.(2008) in Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, and M.S.(2010) in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests include CT image reconstruction, CT image scatter correction, treatment planning and optimization algorithms.



Xiaomeng Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email »

Xiaomeng Zhang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She received her B.S. (2006) in Biomedical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China and M.S. (2008) in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests include optimization algorithms with applications in medical imaging and image processing, statistical signal processing and information theory, and machine learning.

Stanford Medicine Resources:

Footer Links: