Detroit , MI 48202
The Wayne State University community is invited to attend an IBio Seminar with guest speaker, Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D., from the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, on March 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the first floor seminar room of IBio, located at 6135 Woodward. The seminar is free; registration is requested.
Dr. Chekmenev will be presenting "Hyperpolarized NMR Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging." Dr. Chekmenev is an associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, and biomedical engineering at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). He earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Perm State University, Perm, Russia. He also earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. His research focuses on hyperpolarized metabolic cancer imaging using parahydrogen and hyperpolarized hydrocarbon gases for functional lung imaging.
This presentation will focus of our recent advances in (i) development of automated instrumentation for preparation of hyperpolarized contrast agents using parahydrogen and Xenon-129, (ii) developing new chemistries for preparation of hyperpolarized contrast agents to probe lung function using hyperpolarized proton MRI, elevated glycolysis in cancer, brain metabolism, and pH and hypoxia imaging, and (iii) improving hyperpolarized MRI detection sensitivity by utilizing low-field MRI.
We hope you can join us for this interesting IBio seminar!