Aisling M. Chaney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Aisling Chaney, PhD, is an assistant professor of radiology and a principal investigator in the Precision Radiotheranostics Translation Center (PRTC) at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). Her research focuses on investigating system biological immune responses in neurodegenerative disease. Using various PET radiotracers, her lab works to detect brain and whole-body inflammation and links these imaging biomarkers to underlying blood and tissue cellular and molecular readouts using appropriate techniques. Chaney earned her doctorate in neurosciences from the Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Center at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

Molecular imaging, neuroimmune interactions, translational research, myeloid cell responses, neurological and neurodegenerative diseases

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Education History

Fellowship

Postdoctoral training, Stanford University

Doctorate

University of Manchester

Graduate

Imperial College London

Undergraduate

Trinity College Dublin

Associations

2022 Chair, 2021 Co-Chair, Women in Molecular Imaging Network
2022 Co-Chair, Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging
Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
World Molecular Imaging Society

Awards

2021 K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award, National Institute on Aging
2021 2nd Place Young Investigator Award, World Molecular Imaging Society, World Molecular Imaging Congress
2020 Alavi–Mandell Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
2019, 2020, 2021 Scholar Award, Women in Molecular Imaging, World Molecular Imaging Congress
2019 Young Investigator Award, World Molecular Imaging Society, World Molecular Imaging Congress
2019 Best Oral Presentation, Annual Neuroscience Forum, Stanford University School of Medicine
2016 Individual Center Winner, Institute of Population Health Postgraduate Showcase, Centre of Imaging Sciences