Yihuan Lu, PhD recipient of 2020 Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award
Dr. Yihuan Lu, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University PET Center, was presented with the Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award at the Virtual 2020 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference held October 31 through November 7, 2020
Jason Cai, PhD, Awarded NIH Grant to Develop PET Imaging Agents for CXCR5
Zhengxin (Jason) Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University PET Center, has received a R21 NIH/National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel PET imaging agents for CXCR5, a biomarker and potential treatment target for Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL)
Deep learning improves cardiac images from SPECT-only scanners
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a diagnostic technique that detects gamma rays emitted by an injected radiotracer to create 3D images of tracer distribution in a patient. It is employed in a range of clinical applications, such as myocardial perfusion SPECT, for example, used to evaluate the heart’s blood supply.Source: Physics World
Yihuan Lu, PhD, and John Onofrey, PhD, Receive NIH Grant to Develop Data-Driven Head Motion Correction for PET Imaging
Yihuan Lu PhD and John Onofrey PhD have been awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop “Data-Driven Head Motion Correction In PET Imaging Using Deep Learning.”
Brain Scans, Aided by Artificial Intelligence, Reveal as Much About Us as Our DNA, Evan Morris Says.
“Brain scans, aided by artificial intelligence, reveal as much about us as our DNA,” Evan Morris recently wrote in an op-ed in Wired magazine. “Grappling with their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.”
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
Yihuan Lu, PhD, receives NIH Grant for research in PET/CT Motion Correction
Yihuan Lu, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded a Small Research R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project entitled, "Data-Driven Simultaneous Respiratory and Body Motion Correction for PET/CT.”
Jason Cai, PhD, Awarded NIH Grant for PET Ligand Development
Zhengxin (Jason) Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded an Exploratory/Development R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Cai’s research project titled, "Development of BBB Permeable PD-L1 PET Imaging Agents,” will involve synthesis and radiolabeling a library of small molecule PD-L1 ligands as potential PET imaging probes, aiming to find one probe that could penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and allow for the quantification of PD-L1 in brain tumor or metastasis.
Nabulsi and Li speak on Quality Assurance and Radiotracer Development at West China Hospital
Nabeel Nabulsi, PhD, Deputy Director of Chemistry; Chief of Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs, and Songye Li, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University PET Center, were invited by Dr. Xiaoai Wu to serve as Guest Lecturers for the Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University (June 2019). Nabulsi’s presentation focused on quality assurance, quality control and compliance with regulatory requirements during radiotracer production. Li discussed PET Center research on the development of novel 18F-labelled SV2A radiotracers for imaging synaptic density in the living human brain, and the development of 18F-labelled 11β-HSD1radiotracers and translation into human use.
Songye Li, PhD receives first-place prize in Basic Science at SNMMI 2019 and wins Young Investigator Award
Dr. Songye Li’s abstract, entitled, “First-in-human Evaluation of 18F-SDM-8, A Novel Radiotracer for PET Imaging of Synaptic Vesicle Glycoprotein 2A,” was awarded the first-place prize in Basic Science by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Early Career Professionals Committee at the SNMMI annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, June 2019. In the same conference, Dr. Li’s presentation on the above abstract won a Young Investigator Award from the Brain Imaging Council.
PET research studies featured in Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Gallezot and Nabulsi, first authors
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Front Cover (August 1, 2019) features PET research in radiotracer evaluation of 11C-AS2471907 in the human brain conducted by Jean-Dominique Gallezot, PhD and colleagues at the Yale PET Center. Also featured is a translational research study in radiotracer evaluation of 11C-LSN3172176 conducted by Nabeel Nabulsi, PhD, and Yale PET colleagues.
Jason Bini, PhD, awarded NIDDK Development Grant for PET research on cortisol metabolism and obesity
Jason Bini, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded a K01 Research Scientist Development Award by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Yale PET Scientists receive Early Career Investigator travel awards for 2019 BRAIN PET Meeting
Takuya Toyonaga, Xiaotian Fang, and Pragalath Sadasivam were awarded Early Career Investigator travel awards by the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (ISCBFM) to attend the BRAIN & BRAIN PET conference in Yokohama, Japan.
Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, PhD receives NIDA travel award and will chair Full Symposium at CPDD Meeting
Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, PhD, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, was awarded the NIDA Director’s Travel Award to attend the 81st Annual College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2019 Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
WHRY funds studies on pain relief, cannabis, and genetic origins of sex differences in disease
WHRY announces funding for first-of-their-kind studies on pain relief, cannabis, and the genetic basis of sex differences across a broad range of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.Source: YaleNews
Bart de Laat, PhD, received two Young Investigator travel awards and is nominated for the RSA Enoch Gordis award
Bart de Laat, PhD, associate research scientist at the Yale PET Center, was awarded a Young Investigator travel award from the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (ISCBFM) to attend the BRAIN PET 2019 conference in Yokohama, Japan.