Technology Research and Development Projects

The goals of each project will be to develop PET radiotracers that will image biologic targets modulating the ubiquitous disease processes of inflammation, oxidative stress and angiogenesis.  

The Co-Leaders of each TR&D are:

Zhude Tu and Delphine Chen - Project 1: Imaging Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor 1 (S1P1)

Yongjian Liu and Robert Gropler - Project 2: Imaging of Chemokine Receptors

Vijay Sharma and Kooresh Shoghi - Project 3: Imaging of iNOS and ROS/RNS

The TR&Ds will also conduct scale-up synthesis in order to provide the necessary materials (e.g., precursors and HPLC standards) to the Collaborative and Service Projects.