Translational Imaging in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (TIRS)

TIRS is a multidisciplinary initiative to train the next generation of PET molecular imaging scientists. Participants in the postdoctoral T32 program, funded by the National Institute on Aging, will design, develop and translate diagnostic agents for imaging of neurodegenerative diseases and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Trainees who complete the program will leave with advanced skills in molecular neuroimaging research and be on a pathway to become leaders in this branch of neuroscience.

Leadership & Mentors

TIRS brings together leading scientists from 13 departments across Washington University — including Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Molecular Imaging Center, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, Cyclotron Facility and PET Radiotracer Translation and Resource Center — on a single platform.

How To Apply

Three T32 slots are currently funded per year. Each trainee has both a primary and a secondary mentor: one a basic scientist and the other a clinician/translational scientist. To be considered for the TIRS program, you must complete the Online Application, which includes the following:

• An NIH-style biosketch
• A brief statement (300 – 500 words) of career goals
• Your proposed two mentors

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds are available.


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email project administrator Parinaz Massoumzadeh, PhD.