Heike Daldrup-Link M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Daldrup-Link develops translational “cellular imaging” techniques for cancer and stem cell imaging applications. Examples of current projects: (i) evaluations of clinically applicable nanoparticles for the diagnosis of tumor-associated inflammatory immune responses, (ii) development of immune cell tracking techniques for monitoring cancer immunotherapies, (iii) in vivo stem cell tracking, (iv) imaging (stem cell) transplant rejection (v) evaluation of "smart", activatable nanoparticles for diagnosing stem cell engraftment outcomes. Dr. Daldrup-Link’s research lab has a strong focus on translational applications. Her lab currently conducts clinical trials on staging malignant lymphomas and sarcomas with iron oxide nanoparticles, based on an IND for “off label” use of the iron supplement ferumoxytol as a cell-specific contrast agent for MR imaging. Dr. Daldrup-Link’s research efforts ultimately aim to combine clinically applicable nanoparticles with whole body imaging techniques in order to create comprehensive, "one-stop" anatomical and functional assessments of specific cell populations in vivo, in patients.Dr. Daldrup-Link completed her training at the Universities in Muenster and Munich, Germany, including her medical degree (1992), Radiology residency (2000), fellowship in Pediatric Radiology (2003) and PD thesis in MRI Contrast Media Research (2003). From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Daldrup-Link worked as an assistant professor (2003-2006) and associate professor (2006-2010) of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She joined the Radiology Department at Stanford University in 2010 as an Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of the Translational Tumor and Stem Cell Imaging lab.
Dr. Daldrup-Link is a member of the following: Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR); the oncology committee of the SPR, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG); the editorial boards of the journals Radiology, European Radiology, Academic Radiology and Pediatric Radiology; the molecular imaging scientific program committee for the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC), and a member of the NIH-NCI Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Study Section.
1997 Caffey Award
2000 Coolidge Award
2002 Stipend for RSNA International Young Academics Seminar
2005 Roentgen Award
2005 UCSF Innovations in Science Award
2006 Radiology Research Alliance Young Investigator Award
2007 Caffey Award
2007 Certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions to the Journal “European Radiology" as Editorial Board Member
2009 “Berdon Award” from the Society for Pediatric Radiology
2010 Chairperson, Imaging and Radiotherapeutics Subcommittee, AACR
2010-12 Member, Molecular Imaging Committee, Rad Society of North America
2010 Editor's recognition award with special distinction, Radiology
2010 - Elected Member, Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology
2011 Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2011 Editor's recognition award with special distinction, Radiology
2011 Author of the 10th and 17th most cited articles in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, out of 1,100+ articles that were published since the inception of the journal
2011 Research featured on the cover of Clinical Cancer Research
2012 “Berdon Award” from the Society for Pediatric Radiology
2012 Distinguished Investigator Award of the Academy of Radiology Research
Daldrup-Link HE, Gooding C (Co-Editors): “Essentials of Pediatric Radiology”, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Daldrup-Link HE, Gooding C (Co-Editors): “Kinderradiologie: Bildgebende Verfahren in der Paediatrie” (=German Translation of the book: Essentials of Pediatric Radiology), Hans Huber Verlag (=publisher)
Daldrup-Link HE, Newman B (Co-Editors): “Pearls and Pitfalls in Pediatric Radiology”, Cambridge University Press
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