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Jason Bini, PhD

Research Scientist

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Jason Bini, PhD


Jason earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York, City University of New York in 2015. His dissertation focused on the validation and improvement of quantitative PET of atherosclerotic plaque metabolic activity using novel simultaneous PET/MR systems. Jason is currently using PET imaging to investigate mechanisms of disease and receptor/enzyme pharmacology in metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. Current projects include using PET to image dopamine in the pancreas both in type 1 and type 2 diabetes; whole-body distribution of the cortisol activating enzyme (11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1); and method development (image reconstruction, attenuation and scatter correction) for whole-body kinetic modeling of novel PET radioligands in clinical and preclinical studies.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale University (2018)
  • PhD
    The City College of New York (CUNY), Biomedical Engineering (2015)
  • MS
    Stevens Institute of Technology, Biomedical Engineering (2010)
  • BS
    Fordham University, Physics (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
First Place in General Clinical SpecialtiesSociety for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging2022
Janeway Society MemberYale University2022
NIH NCATS YCCI Scholar AwardNIH/Yale Center for Clinical Investigation2020
3rd place, Young Investigator Award, Computer and Instrumentation CouncilSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging2018

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