Jinda Fan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research | 205-975-6468

Dr. Fan received his Ph.D. degree in Organic/Material Chemistry from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois (2006). After postdoctoral training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Fan joined the UAB Radiology Department in 2012. His research interests focus on development of radiotracers for imaging of cancer diseases and brain disorders using positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computational tomography (SPECT). These developed radiotracers are employed in both preclinical and clinical research for disease diagnosis, treatment assessment, surgery evaluation and drug development. The tracer development is an interdisciplinary process including organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, in vitro evaluation, in vivo validation, and translation to clinical. As a radiochemist in the Cyclotron Innovations of Alabama facility, Dr. Fan will produce clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals in compliance with FDA cGMP part 212 and USP <797>. Additionally, Dr. Fan is strongly interested in development of cyclotron targetry to produce biomedical radioisotopes, such as producing 99mTc from 100Mo.