MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Nuclear Medicine Research Lab (NMRL)

Principal Investigator

Lab Members

Previous Lab Members

  • Danye Cheng

This laboratory has two major areas of interest:

  1. "Imaging of Cellular Stress and Apoptosis" using site-specifically labeled self-chelating annexin V derivatives for Tc99m (SPECT) or, in the near future, F18 (PET). The derivatives are used for imaging the effects of neuroprotective therapy in murine models of focal cerebral ischemia, renal cortical ischemia, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute or chronic pain.
  2. "Imaging of Tumor and Other Forms of Angiogenesis" using a newly developed single chain form of VEGF. Conjugated with several different chelators, scVEGF can be labeled for fluorescent, Tc99-SPECT, or Cu64-PET imaging of tumor angiogenesis or aneurysm formation in murine models.

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