Energy Metabolism; Multimodal Imaging; Obesity; Positron-Emission Tomography
The primary focus of my research is centered around the evaluation of metabolic disorders. The role of energy metabolism in the development of various ailments, such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), has been recently well-established. In this regard, I am interested in exploring the use of functional imaging techniques in nuclear medicine to detect variations in tracer kinetics in both clinical and preclinical models.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
My expertise lies in managing the entire preclinical PET imaging process from start to finish. This includes producing radiotracers (labeling with 18F), handling animals safely with a FELASA certificate, establishing hybrid PET imaging protocols, and processing the resulting signal and images using software such as Pmod, Hermes, ITK Snap, ANTs, and Matlab. Additionally, I possess proficiency in data analysis using Python, R, and GraphPad Prism.