The Neuroimaging and Biotechnology Laboratory (NIBL) investigates a variety of brain disorders including Alzheimer's disease, dementia and aging using innovative PET and MRI techniques.
The NIBL was initiated in collaboration with UW's departments of Radiology, Bioengineering, and the Washington National Primate Center.
Our instrumentation include a dedicated primate PET scanner, near-infrared ICG optical instrument, as well as cell processing, chemistry synthesis, and animal surgery facilities with the capability to perform a variety of interdisciplinary research projects.
We have extensive expertise in human and animal imaging analyses and continue to develop NEUROSTAT/3D-SSP, and other customized software for various biomedical analyses.
Examples of our Research Interests include:
- PET and MR imaging of Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative diseases
- Axonal transport imaging using ME-MRI
- High-sensitivity MR coil development
- Neuro stem cell imaging
- Small animal PET and MR imaging
- Primate PET imaging
- Software development