Chemical Biology Division
Jinda Fan is an assistant professor of Radiology and Chemistry. His research focuses on imaging of molecular targets that underlie biological processes of biomedical interests.
Dr. Fan earned his B.S. and M.S in chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology, and his Ph.D. in chemistry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, completed his postdoctoral training in the Department of Radiology in Washington University in St. Louis. He previously held faculty appointment in Radiology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Fan Group
The Fan group uses organic chemistry and radiochemistry as tools to visualize molecular/cellular targets and help solve critical problems in cancer diseases, brain disorders and diabetic illnesses. They also develop methods to improve drug delivery efficiency to targeted tissues.
One major research focus is on development of carbon-11 and fluorine-18 labeled radiotracers for quantitative imaging of diseases using positron emission tomography (PET). These developed radiotracers have been employed in both preclinical and clinical research for disease diagnosis, treatment assessment and drug development.