Jinsoo Hong, PhD
Dr. Jinsoo Hong obtained his PhD (electrochemistry) in 2012 from part time study at George Mason University. Before coming to the Molecular Imaging Branch in 2002, Dr. Hong worked as an organic chemist at Life Technologies Inc. (1999-2002) on the design of multistep syntheses for lipoproteins as transfection agents. At NIH, he establishes and performs regular radiotracer production for PET studies in human and animal subjects with automated radiosynthesis apparatus. He repairs and services commercial radiochemistry equipments such as GE MeI Microlab and GE FXc box. His research centers mainly on developing useful 11C labeling agents and new automated radiochemical synthesis devices. For example, he has played a leading role in adapting custom made radiochemistry apparatus (Autorad; Synthia) to an effective National Instrument PXI operating platform.