Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Contact CMGI:

Courier & physical location:

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, Room 0301
University of California, Davis
451 Health Sciences Drive
Davis, CA 95616

US Postal Service:

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Email: cmgi@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-8960 (Doug Rowland; imaging study inquiries)
Phone: (530) 752-6029 (Dave Kukis; radiochemistry inquiries)
Phone: (530) 754-6633 (Imaging Suites)

Abhijit J. Chaudhari

Director, CMGI
Ph.D. (2007): Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
(916) 734-0833

Research Interests

Development and validation of techniques for medical image acquisition, reconstruction and analysis (MRI, PET/CT, SPECT, Optical). Application of anato-molecular imaging in musculoskeletal medicine, neurology and oncology.

Sutcliffe photoJulie L. Sutcliffe

Director, Radiochemistry and Cyclotron Facility
Ph.D. (2002): Medicinal Chemistry
King’s College London, UK
(530) 754-7107

Research Interests:  Design, synthesis and in vivo evaluation of targeted molecular imaging agents. Biological targets of interest include cell surface receptors such as the integrins αvβ3 and αvβ6. Applications include head and neck cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer imaging.

Doug Rowland

Principal Research Scientist
PhD: Chemistry
Texas A&M University

Dave Kukis

Radiochemistry and Cyclotron
Facility Manager
MS: Chemistry
University of California, Davis

Brad Hobson

Assistant Research Scientist
PhD: Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of California, Davis

Lisa Cervantes

Financial Manager


Susie Helton

Administrative Assistant/Accounting
BA: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
University of West Florida

Lina Planutyte

MBt: Biotechnology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Charles Smith

Imaging Manager
PSM:  Pharmacology
Michigan State University

Sarah Tam

Imaging Research Associate
BS: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of California, Davis


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