Bradley T. Christian

Position title: Professor, Departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry


Phone: (608) 890-0750

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Medical Physics


M.S. in Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Ph.D. in Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Postdoctoral in Radiology, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Postdoctoral in Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Research Description:

The research in my lab focuses on developing and translating novel PET radiotracers and methods for the study of human development and neurodegeneration. This involves using PET methodologies to investigate neurochemical changes in the brain and studying novel radioligands to characterize neurotransmitterprotein interactions and how they are influenced by development, genes, environment and aging. These imaging methods are being applied to investigate the etiologies and mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease, Down syndrome, Alexander Disease, affective disorders, epilepsy, schizophrenia and fetal alcohol exposure.

Research Key Words:

PET methods, Neurodevelopment, Neurodegeneration, Neuropsychiatric Illness, Neurotransmitter-Protein Interactions

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