Brookhaven National Lab (Medical Dept.) - Research Sponsors


Faculty Sponsor   Course   Sect.   Crs #   Research Interests

Alia- Klein, Nelly               Neurogenetic mechanisms of aggressive behavior. Effects of maltreatment stress on psychophysiology of inhibitory control in children and adolescents.

Benveniste, Helene               Early diagnosis of Alzheimers’ Disease with MRI. MR Contrast Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroinformatics imaging database for transgentic mice. Determining how ionizing radiation affects cells of the human central nervous system.

Biegon, Ana                The 3-way interaction between inflammation, glutamate receptor activation and gonadal hormones in determining the outcome of traumatic, ischemic and inflammatory insults in animal models and human subjects.

Dilmanian, Avraham   BIO 486           Microbeam radiation therapy 

Du, Congwu               Simultaneous detection of cerebral blood flow, blood volume and oxygenation as well as intracellular calcium in vivo using visible fluorescence spectroscopy and photon migration techniques 

Ferrieri, Richard               Developing new technology using radiotracers to interrogate induced sink strength in plants at metabolic and whole-plant levels

Fowler, Joanna               Organic synthesis and neurochemistry; radiotracer synthesis with positron emitters; mechanistic studies relating to the development of radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET); translational applications of radiotracers to problems in neuroscience; PET studies of neurotransmitter activity, enzyme activity and drug mechanisms.

Gifford, Andrew               Radiochemical labeling of biomolecules, especially with radiohalogens and radiolabeled prosthetic groups. Investigating new approaches to improving and simplifying radionuclide labeling of organic molecules, e.g. by developing new solid phase reagents for radiolabeling biomolecules. The solid phase approach is expected to be compatible with kit development and automated synthesis methods. Autoradiographic imaging, including a project to image RNA expression in Arabidopsis plants using radiolabeled aptamer ligands. Radioligand binding assays and in vivo PET receptor occupancy studies.

Goldstein, Rita               Neuroimaging, drug addiction, neuropsychology,cognitive neuroscience. Primary research interest lies in studying the interplay between the cognitive-emotional-behavioral and neurobiological changes that accompany cocaine addiction with the goal of understanding the mechanisms that underlie the recurring nature of addiction to drugs (intoxication, withdrawal, craving, relapse).

Guida, Peter               How ionizing radiation affects cells of the human central nervous system

Logan, Jean               Image analysis techniques; kinetic analysis of PET data

Miura, Michiko               Synthesis of porphyrins (containing boron and boron-free) and boron-containing small molecules. Study of the biological properties of compounds as radiosensitizers for X-ray radiation therapy [XRT] and boron neutron-capture therapy [BNCT]. Study of microbeam radiosurgery [MBRS]. Primarily interested in developing new radiosensitizers for XRT and boron-carriers for BNCT.

Pena, Louis                Cellular and molecular mechanisms of radiation sensitivity

Schlyer, David               Cyclotron targetry development; nuclear cross-section measurement; Biomedical imaging technology

Schueller, Michael               Cyclotron operations, targetry, very short half life isotopes (< 1 minute)

Telang, Frank               Application of PET and MRI techniques to brain disorders. Brain Imaging Group, Utilizing PET, 4T MRI. Clinical PET studies in Addiction, Dementias. fMRI and MRS in Alcohol/Cocaine addiction, Basic Neuroscience, Brain Tumor Research.  Quantitative T1/Relaxographic MRI/MRS in Multiple Sclerosis.

Tomasi, Dardo               Development of advanced MRI techniques to study the effects of brain diseases and psycho stimulants on brain activation.

Vaska, Paul               Aspects of the physics of positron emission tomography (PET)

Wang, Gene-Jack               Application of PET and functional MRI to the study of various brain disorders. He is interested in using PET to study the neuro-psychiatric mechanisms and manifestations of alcoholism, drug addiction, obesity and eating disorder in humans and in animal models

Undergraduate Biology, 107-112 CMM/BLL, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5110 - 631 632-8530, 631-632-1680 (fax)

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