026: Dr. Samuel Achilefu - Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology (St. Louis, MO)


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“The bottom line is: there are always going to be challenges, but that’s why you are there.” — Dr. Samuel Achilefu, PhD

Today’s guest is Samuel Achilefu, PhD, the Director of the Optical Radiology Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Achilefu is a professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He holds the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Endowed Chair in Radiology, and serves as Vice Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He performs groundbreaking research in the field of cancer research, including the invention of cancer goggles, which were developed to help surgeons see and remove cancer in patients.

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