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Jason Cai, PhD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Jason Cai, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    801 Howard Ave

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Jason Cai is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging with expertise in medicinal chemistry and PET imaging probe development. After studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Cai joined Carolyn Anderson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh as a postdoctoral associate, focusing on radiopharmaceutical development and preclinical PET imaging in oncology. In 2015, he joint Yale PET Center as an Associate Research Scientist to expand his research portfolio to brain PET imaging and became an Assistant Professor in 2018. His research group is currently focusing on the development and translation of novel PET imaging probes for drug PK/PD study and the investigation of CNS disorders and Oncology. He is the recipient of the Berson-Yalow Award in 2018, and Archer Foundation Research Award in 2019.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral/Research Associate
    University of Pittsburgh (2015)
  • PhD
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Chemistry (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Archer Foundation Research AwardArcher Foundation2019
Berson-Yalow AwardSNMMI2018
Young Investigator AwardFunctional NeuroReceptor Mapping2016

Departments & Organizations