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First Name

Yi 

Institute

PET Radiopharmaceutical Science Section / NIMH 

Lab/Office

Building 10, Room B3C346 

Phone Number

301-451-3928  

E-Mail

yizhang@mail.nih.gov 

Field of Interest

Medicinal Chemistry 

Short Bio (100 words)

I joined the Section as a Radiochemist in 2008. I received my B.Sc. (Chemistry, 1990) and M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry, 1993) from Nan Kai University, China. I worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology in China for three years before obtaining my Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry, 2001) from New Mexico State University, USA. I performed postdoctoral research on developing [18F]radiotracers for studying α4β2 nAChRs in the brain for three years at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH). Before joining NIMH, I spent five years working on developing drugs for CNS disorders in the Intramural Research Program at the PET section of NIDA/NIH, followed by two years as a Research Scientist developing opioid ligands within the Drug Design and Synthesis Section, Chemical Biology Research Branch. My current interests focus on producing radiotracers for PET studies, developing new radiosynthetic methods with modified automated apparatus and documentation of radiotracer production according to GMP requirements in support of IND applications.
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