Headshot portrait of Christine Khademi - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology (Neurobiology)
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Professor of Bioengineering, Materials Sci & Engineering, and of Radiology

Christine is a senior majoring in biological sciences and minoring in chemistry at Stanford University. She is excited to be working in the lab of Professor Gambhir through the Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program. Her research involves the synthesis, characterization, and bio-functionalization of various nanoparticles for use as contrast agents in ultrasound and MRI. She hopes to attend graduate, medical and/or business school as well as to start her own nonprofit.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Gadolinium Doped Silica Nanoparticles as Multimodal Contrast Agents for Ultrasound and MRI Tracking of Mesenchymal Stem Cells In vivo

Christine Khademi1,2, Jesse Jokerst3, Sam Gambhir3
[Departments of Biology1, Neurobiology2, and Radiology3; Stanford University]