January 9, 2017

Pilot Project: Synthesis and Evaluation of PET Radiotracers for the Presynaptic High-affinity Choline Transporter

PI: Peter J Scott, PhD

Project IV is funded as a $50,000 Udall Pilot Grant and directed by Dr. Peter Scott. Dr. Scott is Assistant Professor of Radiology, Director of PET Radiochemistry, and Interdepartmental Program Faculty in Medicinal Chemistry in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School.

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is an important medical imaging techniq
ue that allows us to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying diseases. Dr. Scott’s one year project will develop new methods for using PET imaging to understand the biology of Parkinson’s disease, and potentially support the development of possible new treatments for the disease.