Mission Statement

The Crump Institute's Preclinical Imaging Technology Center advances state-of-the-art small animal imaging. It functions both as a shared preclinical imaging resource for UCLA researchers and as a hub for emerging imaging research and technology development. The same technologies and services are also available to the larger research community including other academic institutes and industry groups through contract work.

These innovative technologies have allowed our researchers to observe, measure and ultimately understand biological processes in vivo, assess animal models of health and disease, and monitor and determine efficacy of novel therapies.

The Imaging Center is part of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging and is supported by the expertise of its faculty members, world leaders in various imaging sciences.

Meet Our Team

Jason Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director, Crump Preclinical Imaging Technology Center

R. Mike van Dam, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director, Crump Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Technology Center Associate Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging

Tove Olafsen, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Preclinical Imaging & Projects Development

Arion Hadjiouannou, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Associate Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging

Dishan Abeydeera, B.S.

Staff Research Associate
Imaging Scientist/Animal Procedures Expert

Jeffrey Collins, B.S.

Associate Development Engineer
Radiochemist

Richard Taschereau, Ph.D.

Associate Project Scientist
Physicist

Location

The Imaging Center is located on the main campus of UCLA. It is housed in the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) in the Court of Sciences, a central location at the heart of UCLA's scientific community. It is appropriately surrounded by the David Geffen School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Institute, among many others. Our operations are fully supported by expert imaging faculty of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, also based in CNSI.

Support

UCLA In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC)

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