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R. Michael van Dam


Professor, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Member, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area

Developing technologies to make molecular imaging more accessible

Work Email Address:  mvandam@mednet.ucla.edu

Laboratory Address:
4310 CNSI
CNSI 2211
Office Address:
4323 CNSI, 570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114


Phone Numbers:
3106223933 Mobile
Phone Numbers:
310-794-1731 Lab
Phone Numbers:
310-206-6507 Office


Research Interest:

My laboratory is interested in making cutting edge molecular imaging methods (e.g. positron emission tomography, PET) more accessible. We are developing improved ways to produce diverse PET tracers at lower cost for research and clinical use. Our research involves developing new automated and miniaturized technologies to streamline all phases of the tracer production process. We also produce tracers for various research groups for imaging of various biological processes (including metabolism, gene expression, cell proliferation, etc.), and we produce labeled peptides and proteins to image receptors and structural proteins with high specificity. We collaborate with several groups on the development of novel PET tracers and on the development of new chemistry approaches for simplified tracer production.

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