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Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB)

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Victor W. Pike, PhD
Victor W. Pike, PhD Section Chief
301-594-5986 | Email Dr. Pike

Dr. 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...

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Elizabeth Alzona Administrative Manager
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Thanh Lan Tran Administrative Assistant to the Chief
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Lisheng Cai, PhD
Lisheng Cai, PhD Staff Scientist
301-451-3905 | Email Dr. Cai

Dr. Cai is a staff scientist of the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section (PRSS), Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB) of the Intramural Research Program...

Shuiyu Lu, PhD
Shuiyu Lu, PhD Staff Scientist
301-451-3904 | Email Dr. Lu

Dr. Shuiyu Lu is a Staff Scientist (since June 2002) in the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section, Molecular Imaging Branch, National Institute of Mental Health...

Fabrice Simeon, PhD
Fabrice Simeon, PhD Staff Scientist
301-451-3907 | Email Dr. Simeon

Dr. Fabrice Simeon, PhD is a Staff Scientist who joined the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section, Molecular Imaging Branch...

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Stefano Altomonte, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
301-451-4660 | Email Dr. Altomonte
Meijuan Jiang, PhD
Meijuan Jiang, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
301-594-1089 | Email Dr. Jiang

Dr. Meijuan Jiang received her BSc in Chemistry (2013) from Fudan University Shanghai, China...

Sridhar G. Nerella, PhD
Sridhar G. Nerella, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
301-594-1089 | Email Dr. Nerella

Dr. Sridhar Goud Nerella obtained his PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry (2019) from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad, India...

Qunchao Zhao, PhD
Qunchao Zhao, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
301-451-3909 | Email Dr. Zhao

Dr. Qunchao Zhao received his BSc in Applied Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology (2015)...

Paul Dement, PhD
Paul Dement, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
301-435-4508 | Email Dr. Dement

Dr. DeMent began research in 2013 under Professor James Gloer, working to isolate and identify new and interesting fungal metabolites...

Cheryl Morse, MS
Cheryl Morse Radiochemist
301-451-3910 | Email Ms. Morse

Cheryl Morse is a production chemist working on development and synthesis of radiotracers for PET studies in animal and human subjects...

Jinsoo Hong, PhD
Jinsoo Hong, PhD Radiochemist
301-451-3929 | Email Dr. Hong

Dr. Jinsoo Hong obtained his PhD (electrochemistry) in 2012 from part time study at George Mason University...

Umesha Shetty, PhD
Umesha Shetty, PhD Analytical Chemist
301-451-3923 | Email Dr. Shetty

Dr Shetty is an Analytical Chemist in the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section, Molecular Imaging Branch, National Institute of Mental Health...

Sanjay Telu, PhD
Sanjay Telu, PhD Radiochemist
301-451-3930 | Email Dr. Telu

Dr. Sanjay Telu gained his BSc (1997) and MSc (1999) degrees in chemistry from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India)...

Pooyeh Ahmadi, PhD
Pooyeh Ahmadi, PhD Radiochemist
301-594-1089 | Email Dr. Ahmadi

Dr. Ahmadi is a radiochemist in the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section (PRSS), Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB) of the Intramural Research Program...

Susovan Jana, PhD
Susovan Jana, PhD Radiochemist
561-299-8221 | Email Dr. Jana

Dr. Susovan Jana obtained his BSc (Chemistry, 2008) from RKMR College Narendrapur, University of Calcutta and MSc (Chemistry, 2010) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India...

Nicholas Ellin
Nicholas Ellin Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
301-451-3930 | Email Nicholas Ellin

Nicholas Ellin started as a Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow in August of 2022....

Sean Costner
Sean Costner Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
301-451-4508 | Email Sean Costner

Sean Costner received his BS in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2021, majoring in chemistry with a minor in biology...

Alumni

Name and PRSS position
Affiliation after leaving NIMH

  • James Rozsypal
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    NIMH

  • Erik Jimmy Jakobsson, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University Washington St. Louis

  • Somachukwu Umeozulu
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania Medical School

  • William Miller
    Radiochemist
    Associate Director of Radiochemistry, University of Virginia

  • Jake Sypniewski
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
    Michigan State University School of Medicine

  • Susovan Jana, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    United Therapeutics

  • Carlotta Taddei, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Colin Lynch
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of Chicago

  • Bo-Yeun Yang
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Brigham Woman’s Hospital, Harvard University

  • Nicholas Young
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of California San Francisco

  • Jean Etersque
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of Pennsylvania

  • Michelle Cortes
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    NIDCR

  • Emily Feigen
    Summer Intern
    Winston Churchill HS, MD

  • Greg Naumiec
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Central Arkansas

  • Prachi Singh
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Stanford University

  • William Culligan
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    Yale School of Medicine

  • Kun Park
    Chemist
    Retired

  • Elise T. Luong
    Radiochemist
    N/A

  • Utmitha Konda
    HHMI Intern
    University of Maryland College Park

  • Xiaofeng Bao
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

  • Xuelei Gou
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of California, Berkley

  • Mathew Wendahl
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of Texas School of Dentistry

  • Andrew Taku
    Radiohemist
    PET Department, Clinical Center, NIH

  • Robert Cai
    Summer Volunteer
    Richard Montgomery HS, MD.

  • Neva Lazarova, PhD,
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Chemist, McMaster University, Canada

  • Kelly Sprague
    Radiochemist
    Senior Chemist, IBA Molecular US Corp.

  • Cesar Baeta
    Summer IRTA
    University of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Alicia Campbell
    HHMI Summer Teacher Program
    Watkins Mill High School, MD

  • John Musachio, PhD
    Staff Scientist
    PET Department, Clinical Center, NIH

  • Emmanuelle Briard, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Novartis, Switzerland

  • Chad Brouwer
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of Chicago

  • Jessica Cuevas
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico

  • Lin Sha
    Chemist
    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

  • Betty Chen
    Summer IRTA
    Yale University

  • Rajev J. Ganesan
    ORWH-NIH-FAES
    Summer Research Program
    for High School Students
    Rockville High School, MD

  • Brian Hurtle
    Chemist
    University of Pittsburgh Medical School

  • Mohammad Haskali
    Radiochemist
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

  • Ian Stukes
    Summer Intern
    Sandy Spring Friends School, MD

  • Chad Brower
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Section on Neuroimaging Sciences, NIMH

  • Suresh Dadiboyena
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship

  • Yi Zhang
    Radiochemist
    PET Department, Clinical Center, NIH

  • Joong-Hyun Chun
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Cambridge

  • John A. Foote Jr.
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    Tufts University

  • Sebastian Temme
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    Brandeis University

  • Brenna Houlihan
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    New York Medical College

  • Thomas Nehring
    HHMI Intern
    University of Maryland Baltimore Campus

  • Mohammed O Bukhari
    HHMI Intern
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Sean Donohue
    PhD Student
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

  • Jules Stephan
    Summer Volunteer
    Nichols School, NY

  • Julie McCarron, PhD,
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    N/A

  • Anh-Chi Do
    HHMI Intern
    College of New Jersey

  • Jacob Hall
    HHMI Summer Teacher Program
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, MD

  • Carol Shilling
    HHMI Summer Teacher Program
    Watkins Mill High School, MD

  • Fred Chin, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Head, Cyclotron Radiochemistry
    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
    Department of Radiology
    Stanford University Medical Center

  • Magnus Schou
    PhD graduate student
    Astrazeneca, Sweden

  • Velvet Patterson
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    Brody School of Medicine
    at East Carolina University

  • Jay Shah
    Engineer chemist
    University of Kentucky

  • Kathryn Sinclair
    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA
    University of Washington

  • Cristy A. Ku
    Summer IRTA
    Whittier College, CA

  • Jonathan Chung
    ORWH-NIH-FAES
    Summer Research Program
    for High School Students
    DeMatha Catholic High School, MD

  • Yoland Zea-Ponce, PhD
    Retired

  • Saumil Sheth
    HHMI intern
    Rice University

  • David Herbadeau
    ORWH-NIH-FAES
    Summer Research Program
    for High School Students
    Johns Hopkins University

  • Virendar Sood, PhD
    Retired