Permanent laboratory support staff
The PET Section is fortunate to have 3 permanent technical laboratory support staff (Ms. Diane Cole, Mr. Robert Murphy, Ms. Nalini Jayaprakash) each of whom have provided support to the section for more than 16 years. They provide the expertise to support the quantitative analysis of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic endpoints for non-human primate studies, in vitro studies, and clinical trials. Assays used include plate assays (ELISAs, RIA, functional assays), analysis of heavy metal compounds by atomic absorption spectrometry, and analysis of small molecules by HPLC with a variety of detection methods (UV, fluorescence, electrochemistry, and mass spectrometry). The PET Section is collaborating with POB investigators and with investigators outside of the POB.