Youngho Seo, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||185 Berry Street|
San Francisco CA 94143
|University of California, San Francisco||Postdoctoral||2006||Medical Imaging Physics|
|University of California, Los Angeles ||Postdoctoral||2003||Neutrino Physics|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Ph.D.||2002||Astroparticle Physics|
|Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology||B.S.||1995||Physics|
|Academy of Radiology Research||2016||Distinguished Investigator Award|
|Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA||2016||Second Place Poster Award (Oncology – Basic, Translational & Therapy Track), Co-Author Presentation|
|Korean Association of Medical Physicists in North America||2015||Research Award for Best Science Paper|
|Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada||2013||First Place Poster Award (Cardiovascular - Basic), Co-Author Presentation|
|Korean Association of Medical Physicists in North America||2011||Physicist of the Year Award|
|Frost & Sullivan||2010||Technology Innovation of the Year Award, Prostate Cancer Diagnosis North America|
|National Cancer Institute||2006
||2011||Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award|
|American Physical Society||2002||Nomination for Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics|
|Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea||1992
Youngho Seo, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence and Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, and Physicist Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He completed two master's degrees in Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Seo completed his PhD in Physics from UCLA under the supervision of Professor David Cline, followed by postdoctoral training at the same institution. He joined the UCSF Physics Research Laboratory (PRL) in 2003, and was trained under the supervision of Professor Bruce Hasegawa before joining the faculty in 2006.
Dr. Seo leads a group of physicists and engineers working in the field of radionuclide and x-ray imaging instrumentation and physics, and directs the UCSF PRL. His primary research focus is to use quantitative SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MR molecular imaging for a broad range of research areas from small animal imaging using dedicated animal imaging systems and basic instrumentation development to physics analysis of clinical research data. Visit the UCSF PRL webpage to learn more about the current projects.
Dr. Seo also directs the preclinical PET/SPECT/CT/Optical imaging core facility at the UCSF Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at China Basin. If you are interested in using this core facility, or establishing a collaboration, please visit the core webpage, or contact Dr. Seo.
Radionuclide and x-ray imaging physics and instrumentation
PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MR, CT, small animal PET/SPECT/CT
Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - Physics
• Master of Science: The University of Alabama in Huntsville - Space Plasma Physics
• Master of Science: University of California, Los Angeles - Physics
• Doctor of Philosophy: University of California, Los Angeles - Astroparticle Physics
• Postdoctoral Training: University of California, Los Angeles (Neutrino Physics) and University of California, San Francisco (Medical Imaging Physics)
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