Jason Cai, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Yale Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Research Interests

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

Research Summary

As neurodegenerative diseases pose a huge challenge to our aging society, novel and creative approaches are needed to illuminate their pathogenesis, detect the diseases at early stages, and monitor therapeutic effects of testing drugs. We are developing and testing PET imaging approaches that directly measure biochemical or proteomic changes in brain. Doing so requires integration of medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry, PET imaging, and pharmacology through broad collaborations.


  • Imaging research New Haven, United States (2018)

Selected Publications

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