The Valley Girl, Jesse Draper, interviewed Sanjiv (Sam) Gambhir, MD, PhD, Chair of Radiology at Stanford University, Director of the Canary Center at Stanford and Don Listwin, Founder and Chairman of the Canary Foundation.
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Jesse Draper is creator and host of “The Valley Girl Show” where she interviews start up executives and innovators. She runs the technology blog Lalawag.com and is a regular featured writer for the Mashable, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post and Glam.
Dr. Sanjiv, Sam, Gambhir is Chair of Radiology at Stanford University. He is the Director of the Canary Center at Stanford and a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Bio-X Program. Dr. Gambhir’s laboratory focuses on merging advances in molecular biology with those in biomedical imaging to advance the new field of molecular imaging.
Don Listwin is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry (previously the CEO of Openwave and Executive Vice President at Cisco Systems) and currently serves on boards including Calix Networks. After losing his mother to ovarian cancer, he founded Canary Foundation in 2004 to address the lack of tools for cancer early detection that can save lives. He draws on his business experience to help foster innovation with the Canary Foundation scientific teams and to create bridges between academia and industry.