Stanislav Emelianov is a Cockrell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Professor of Imaging Physics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Emelianov has formed and directs the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory - home to research projects in medical imaging, therapeutics and nanobiotechnology. Furthermore, Dr. Emelianov is co-Director of the University of Texas Center for Emerging Imaging Technologies focused on the translation of instrumentation and nanobiotechnology for clinical applications. Dr. Emelianov's research interests are in the areas of intelligent imaging and patient-specific therapeutics including cancer imaging and diagnosis, the detection and treatment of atherosclerosis, the development of imaging and therapeutic nanoagents, guided drug delivery and controlled release, as well as cellular, molecular, functional, and multi-modal imaging, and image-guided therapy.