Celebrating Imaging Science at the 2024 ISP Retreat

An ISP Retreat attendee points to their scientific poster as they speak with another attendee.

In a celebration of the cross-school initiative that is the Imaging Sciences Pathway (ISP) , members of the Washington University imaging science community assembled to learn and showcase the exciting research happening across the university.

The annual ISP Retreat is hosted by the multidisciplinary fellowship program, which trains students in the many different avenues of imaging science. The program is a collaboration among Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), the School of Medicine, the McKelvey School of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences.

This year’s agenda featured two plenary speakers: Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD, the Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology (Physics) at Columbia University, presenting “Harnessing the Power of Ultrasound for Elasticity Imaging, Theranostics and Therapeutics  of Cardiovascular, Cancer and Neurodegenerative Disease” and David W. Piston, PhD, the Edward J. Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and head of the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology at WashU Medicine, presenting “Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging from Cells to Single Molecules.”

The retreat concluded with a series of student talks, a poster session and reception.