Faculty List

R. Michael van Dam, Ph.D.

Work Email Address: mvandam@mednet.ucla.edu

Cell-phone Number: 3106223933

Lab Number: 310-794-1731

Office Phone Number: 310-206-6507

Research group website

Laboratory Address:
4310 CNSI
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 CNSI 2211
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office Address:
4323 CNSI, 570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Department / Division Affiliations
Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests
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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