Departments & Organizations
Ansel obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2014. His dissertation focused on characterizing a novel PET radioligand to image α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Ansel is using PET imaging to study the neurochemistry of addiction and psychiatric disorders, with a particular interest alcohol dependence and substance use disorders. Current projects include using PET to image the glutamate system via mGluR5 receptors in alcohol dependent patients; neuroimmune function via TSPO in alcohol dependent patients; and method development for integrating PET imaging data with fMRI connectivity data.
Education & Training
|PhD||University of Wisconsin, Madison, Medical Physics (2014)|
|MS||University of Wisconsin, Madison, Medical Physics (2011)|
|BS||Valparaiso University, Physics (2009)|
|Post-Doctoral Fellow||Yale University|