Welcome to the Parrott Laboratory
Currently, our research is focused on rapidly screening and identifying drug delivery platforms for cancer imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Specifically, polymers and nanoparticles are being evaluated as potential imaging agents. Our group uses nanotechnology, nuclear chemistry, and molecular imaging to identify nanomaterials with long blood circulation times and enhanced tumor accumulation.
Our group is situated in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), a basic research branch of the department of Radiology. This unique environment allow us to collaborate with basic scientists in chemistry, pharmacy and biology, as well as imaging experts, biomedical engineers, and clinicians.