Our Mission Statement

The Crump Institute's Molecular Imaging Technology Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for small animal imaging and radiochemistry. It functions both as a shared resource for UCLA investigators performing imaging research and radiopharmaceutical development, and as a hub for emerging imaging and radiochemistry 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.

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

The Molecular Imaging Center is part of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging and is supported by the expertise of its faculty members, who are science and technology leaders in various molecular imaging disciplines.

The Imaging Team

Shili Xu

Shili Xu, Ph.D.

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

Arion Hadjiouannou, Ph.D.

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

Richard Taschereau, Ph.D.

Associate Project Scientist
Physicist
Mikayla Tamboline

Mikayla Tamboline, B.S.

Lab Manager
Imaging Scientist/Animal Procedures Expert
Alex Vasuthasawat

Alex Vasuthasawat, B.S.

Staff Research Associate
Imaging Scientist/Animal Procedures Expert
Aye Myat Khaine

Aye Myat Khaine, B.S.

Research Assistant
Isabel Day

Isabel Day, B.S.

Research Assistant

The Radiochemistry Team

Mike Van Dam

R. Michael 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
Jeffrey Collins

Jeffrey Collins, B.S.

Associate Development Engineer
Radiochemist
Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
Vivann Do

Viviann Do, B.S.

Research Assistant

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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