2016-07-22, 2016-08-03 and 2016-08-05: Tour of the USC Molecular Imaging Center

The July 22nd date is full, so we’ve added two additional dates – August 3rd and August 5th. If you’d like to attend, please let me know!

See Modern Chemistry at Work!
Tour the Molecular Imaging Center at USC

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Molecular Imaging Center
Keck School of Medicine

2250 Alcazar St CSC 103
Los Angeles, California, 90033

Including a short talk by Dr. Ronald E. Weiner,
President, Ron Weiner Services

The tour will include an introductory talk by Dr. Weiner. The tour will include the Cyclotron, Radiochemistry laboratory, and if time permits, the small animal imaging laboratory. The Cyclotron is a device used to make imaging radionuclides. In the Radiochemistry lab these radionuclides are combined with compounds to make radiochemicals (radiopharmaceuticals). These radiochemicals/radiopharmaceuticals are tested on variety of targets in animals that mimic human disease in the small animal laboratory. For example, can a radiochemical detect (image) early onset Alzheimer’s disease which would eventually determine the effectiveness of various interventions. For more information see the Molecular Imaging Center website at: MICwebsite

Biography: Dr. Weiner received his PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University at Buffalo. A post-doctoral fellowship at Yale introduced him to Nuclear Medicine. He then spent
more than 30 years in hospital Nuclear Medicine, administration, teaching and research at 4 major United States Universities and Australian Government research facility. He recently retired to LA.

RSVP: The tour is free but limited to 12 people, so please RSVP by Monday, July 18th by emailing Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at office@scalacs.org.