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Special Guest Speaker March 21, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105 A/B

PET imaging of translocator protein as a putative marker of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease and of phoshodiesterase-­-4 as a marker of the cAMP cascade in depression


Robert B. Innis,MD, PhD
Chief, Molecular Imaging Branch
National Institute of Mental Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Innis received his Bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1974 and an MD from Johns Hopkins in 1978. He obtained a PhD degree in  neuropharmacology from Johns Hopkins in 1981 under the mentorship of Solomon Snyder. After completing a residency in psychiatry at Yale University in 1984, he joined their faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology. Dr. Innis left Yale in 2001 to become Chief of a new laboratory at NIMH with an emphasis on brain imaging using PET (positron emission tomography). The overall goals of Dr. Innis's laboratory are to develop new radiotracers that image molecular targets in the brain, to evaluate these tracers in animals and healthy human subjects, and then to extend their use to patients with neuropsychiatric
disorders.