PBMED 268 - Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies

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  • This course covers advanced concepts in the chemistry of radiopharmaceuticals and technologies for radiopharmaceutical production and analysis. Focus areas include: (i) radiochemistry with fluorine-18 and other isotopes, (ii) technologies for synthesis automation and optimization, (iii) analytical instrumentation and tools in radiochemistry, and (iv) PET tracer design and development.
  • In this course I teach numerous lectures, guide numerous lab sessions, and contribute to final exam questions.
  • This course was developed jointly by Prof. Michael van Dam, Prof. Saman Sadeghi and Prof. Jennifer Murphy. The curriculum closely follows materials originally created by Prof. Michael van Dam, Prof. Saman Sadeghi, and Prof. Pei Yuin Keng as a part of a postdoctoral training program called Scholars Trained in Advanced Radiochemistry Technologies (START) funded by the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

PHARM/PBMED/BE M248 - Introduction to Biological Imaging

  • This course explores the role of biological imaging in modern biology and medicine, including imaging physics, instrumentation, image processing, and applications of imaging for range of modalities.
  • In this course I teach 2 lectures, and contribute to mid-term and final exam questions

PBMED 260 - Seminar: Physics and Biology in Medicine

  • This course consists of a series of seminars and discussions led by Physics and Biology in Medicine faculty about various topics and cutting edge research in the field.
  • In this course, I occasionally teach a lecture on our research.

BE 299 - Seminar: Bioengineering Topics

  • This course is a series of seminars by leading academic and industrial bioengineers from UCLA, other universities, and bioengineering companies on development and application of recent technological advances in bioengineering.
  • In this course, I occasionally teach a lecture on our research.

MIMG C234 - Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research

  • This course covers responsibilities and ethical conduct of investigators in research, data management, mentorship, grant applications, and publications. It discusses responsibilities to peers, sponsoring institutions, and society as well as conflicts of interest, disclosure, animal subject welfare, human subject protection, and areas in which investigational goals and certain societal values may conflict.
  • In this course I periodically guide a discussion session.