AUG 24, 2016 08:00 AM PDT

Beyond Bone: Emerging Applications in Preclinical microCT Imaging

SPONSORED BY: PerkinElmer, PerkinElmer
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  • Senior Staff officer, Imaging Scientist, Manager Small Animal Imaging Shared Resource, Columbia University, NYC
      Christopher Damoci is the Senior Staff Officer, Imaging Scientist and Manager of the Columbia University Small Animal Imaging Shared Resource at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. After receiving his Bachelor's from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001, Chris Damoci started working at the Garden State Cancer Center and the Center for Molecular Medicine and Immunology. He then moved to ImClone Systems and then Eli Lilly and Company focusing on preclinical experimental therapeutics in their monoclonal antibody platforms. He has also worked as part of the teams that brought a number of breakthrough drugs to market, specifically Erbitux (Cetuximab) and Cyramza (Ramucirumab). In his current role at Columbia, he mentors the next generations of research scientists throughout the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, teaching the benefits of noninvasive imaging like MRI, CT, Ultrasound and Optical for their ongoing longitudinal imaging studies.
    • Professor, Dental School, Paris Descartes University
        Dr. Gaël Rochefort is a professor at the Dental School Faculty, Paris Descartes University. Professor Rochefort joined the EA2496 "oro-facial pathologies, imaging and biotherapies" in 2013. In his current role, he is responsible for managing research aspects regarding tooth regeneration and its supporting tissues including periodontium and more generally craniofacial bone. He also plays a key role in developing innovative micro-CT methodologies and imaging strategy. Prior to joining EA2496, he gained expertise in bone biology and physiology completing postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA, and at the University of Orleans, FR. Professor Rochefort holds on PhD in Biology and Physiology, completing his thesis on "Vascular tissue engineering using stem cells".

      DATE: August 24th 2016
      TIME:  8:00AM PST, 11:00AM EST

      Preclinical micro-computed tomography (microCT) imaging systems are utilized across a wide range of applications requiring imaging of small anatomical structures, such as vessels and bones. MicroCT offers superior spatial resolution to many other imaging modalities, and recent research incorporates microCT data with optical and nuclear data to generate multimodality datasets, increasing the understanding of disease. PerkinElmer’s Quantum GX microCT imaging systems delivers high resolution scanning while affording imaging protocols with radiation doses low enough to facilitate longitudinal studies, and scan times fast enough to be truly high throughput. These features have led microCT imaging to be incorporated into many emerging applications and inform on functional as well as anatomical information.

      In this webinar, Dr. Rochefort will discuss his group’s efforts in expanding the utilization of microCT imaging beyond typical preclinical models. Through the use of vascular contrast agents, increased investigations in many soft tissue organs are now feasible. Applications in stem cells in an angiogenesis model and genetic models will also be discussed. Chris Damoci’s research has focused on the field of oncology, and he will present recent findings in pancreatic and other cancers.

      The Quantum GX microCT imaging system is enabling exciting research developments in many emerging applications. Join us for what is sure to be a thought provoking discussion on current and future states of microCT imaging. Christopher Damoci and Professor Rochefort will also answer your questions following the presentation.

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