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Molecular Imaging Branch

Dr. Victor William Pike, BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC

Victor W. Pike, PhDDr. Pike graduated in chemistry from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) in 1972, and gained a PhD degree in organic chemistry from the same University in 1975. After 2 years as a Research Fellow in Biochemistry (University of Birmingham/University of London), Dr. Pike joined the MRC Cyclotron Unit at Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College, U.K.) as a Staff Scientist and became Head of its Chemistry and Engineering Section. In 2001 Dr. Pike joined the nascent Molecular Imaging Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA) as its Chief of PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Pike’s research interests range through medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry methodology and radiotracer design, synthesis and evaluation, as represented in well over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Pike has received a number of awards for his research, serves on editorial boards of journals in his field and has held honorary positions at the University of London (Senior Lecturer) and the University of Surrey (U.K.; Visiting Professor).