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Jason Cai, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and of Pharmacology

Contact Information

Jason Cai, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    801 Howard Ave

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Research Summary

As neurodegenerative diseases and cancers pose a huge challenge to our society, novel and creative approaches are needed to illuminate their pathogenesis, detect the diseases at early stages to allow for more effective interventions, and monitor therapeutic effects. We are developing novel PET imaging approaches that directly measure biochemical or phenotypic changes in living subjects, through the integration of medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry, quantitatvie PET imaging, and pharmacology.

Extensive Research Description

PET imaging; Brain imaging; Cancer diagnosis and prognosis; Biomarker and drug discovery and development


Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacology; Biomarkers; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Positron-Emission Tomography; Drug Discovery; Drug Development

Public Health Interests

Aging; Biomarkers

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Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Diseases of the Endocrine System; Genetics - AdultA Phase I/II Study of VTX-801 in Adult Patients With Wilson's Disease (GATEWAY)