Office: 310-825-7137 - Lab: 310-794-2224
Office Location: 2151 CNSI, Crump Institute 570 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
Lab Location: 2120, 2112, 2128, 2200 CNSI, Crump Institute 570 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
Welcome to the UCLA Crump Preclinical Imaging Technology Center! We offer cutting edge facilites and advanced strategies for small animal imaging. Our research team specializes in developing and implementing state-of-the-art 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘰 molecular imaging techniques to non-invasively study a wide range of biological events, disease initiation and progression, cell trafficking, biodistribution of small- and macro- molecules, as well as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics for drug development. At our center, we firmly believe that seeing 𝘐𝘕 𝘝𝘐𝘝𝘖 is believing!
Dr. Shili Xu is an Assistant Professor at UCLA's Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology. He holds dual Bachelor's degrees - a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.S. in Economics - from Peking University (China). His research expertise lies in molecular imaging, cellular metabolism, and medicinal chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, focusing on anti-cancer drug design and discovery. As a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Harvey Herschman at UCLA, he focused on cancer metabolism and 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘰 molecular imaging. Dr. Xu's current research centers on 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘰 molecular imaging, benefiting from his comprehensive knowledge in biology, cancer hallmarks, and medicinal chemistry.