March 2015 BRIC Seminar Series Presentation

When Mar 11, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Marsico Hall, Room 4004
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This presentation will focus on some non-traditional approaches to prepare PET radiopharmaceuticals for new targets to image the human brain, and aims to show the intricacies of developing PET radiopharmaceuticals from "bench to bedside".  Specifically, cutting-edge approaches and technologies for imaging the dopaminergic pathway with PET, as well as our recent work to expand beyond the “amyloid cascade hypothesis” of Alzheimer’s disease, including tauopathies, will be presented.  The intricacies of transitioning labeled compounds to PET radiopharmaceuticals and our aspiration to work towards the ultimate, albeit impossible, goal in the field: to radiolabel virtually any compound for PET will be raised as points for discussion.