CAMIPM Seminar Series

Title: "Translational multi-modal molecular imaging across the biomedical spectrum"


Erik Shapiro, Ph.D., https://iq.msu.edu/erik-shapiro/

Associate Chair for Research and Professor of Radiology

Michigan State University


Abstract and teaching points:

To a carpenter with a hammer, everything is a nail. So it is for scientists with training in a single imaging modality. For me, during my 20 year career in molecular imaging, with training in MRI, every scientific question had to be addressed via MRI. Now, unburdened by that gospel, The Molecular and Cellular Imaging Laboratory at MSU has embraced a wide variety of imaging tools better suited for individual scientific questions. The lecture will focus broadly on four main subjects – the use of radiopaque nanomaterials for imaging implantable biomaterials, the development of parallel and orthogonal simultaneous PET/MRI approaches for liver disease, the refinement of a novel MRI reporter gene paradigm based on hepatic transporters, and a theranostic strategy for ovarian cancer.

Teaching points:
1) Not everything can be addressed via MRI - use the right imaging tools to answer questions.
2) Designing flexible platforms for imaging technologies enables one to adapt for various needs/wants.
3) Judicious choice of animal models can better approximate humans for medical imaging.

Time: 3:00 PM

Date:  Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Location: Room 1412 BRB2

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Meeting ID: 934 3573 0386

Passcode: 897997

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Multimodal Imaging of Ketone Body Metabolism in Health and Disease

Thursday, March 16, 2023
BRB Gaulton Auditorium, Ground Floor BRB II Building
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Welcome to the Center For Advanced Metabolic Imaging in Precision Medicine (CAMIPM), a National Center for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NCBIB) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal Investigator: Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D., Director and Professor of Radiology

The CAMIPM develops and translates cutting edge noninvasive metabolic imaging biomarkers for use in biomedical research.  Technology development is focused in four major application areas:  Oncology, Cardiovascular disease, Neuropsychiatry, and Musculoskeletal disorders.  These technologies will have substantial impact on the fundamental understanding of disease mechanisms, early diagnosis, and development of novel therapies for several diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Arthritis, Cancer, Stroke, and heart disease, and thus contribute to precision medicine and enhanced patient care.  The facility’s core sections provide research and computing resources for numerous user, collaborative, and training projects.

The focus of this center is on developing instrumentation, methodologies, and data analysis techniques for the quantitative assessment of functional, structural, and metabolic parameters in humans with the use of chemical exchange weighted molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI of oxygen consumption, down field spectroscopy, and diffuse optical imaging techniques.

We are supported by the NIBIB under Grant No. P41 EB029460.

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