Headshot portrait of Alex Grant - Bio-X Bowes Fellow
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2010
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisors: Craig Levin (Radiology) and Norbert Pelc (Bioengineering, Radiology)

Research Title: Applications of optical technologies in positron emission tomography

Research Description: Alex is working on novel technology for improving PET (positron emission tomography) system performance. PET allows non-invasive cellular and molecular assays of a subject’s tissues and is widely used for cancer diagnosis and staging. His project involves using optics to process PET signals in order to achieve better system performance while reducing system size and complexity. This work has the potential to increase PET image signal-to-noise ratio, enabling significant improvements in disease visualization and quantification. This will allow better detection and diagnosis of cancer and other diseases and make these procedures more widely available.


Alex is Senior Director of Engineering at the startup Ceribell, Inc.