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About Molecular Imaging Laboratory

Mission: To promote and support a sustainable long-term research at Howard University using modern imaging technology to study the mechanism of disease processes and their response to therapy at the molecular, subcellular, cellular, and whole animal levels.


  1. To provide state-of-the-art instrumentation, technical expertise and essential services for molecular, cellular and in vivo imaging
  2. To provide a broader training experience students and faculty in biomedical imaging through methodology- centered seminars, workshops, mini-courses, and internships
  3. To foster new multidisciplinary research collaborations using modern imaging techniques

The Molecular Imaging Laboratory research focuses on in vivo imaging using MRI, and optical fluorescent and bioluminescent imaging. In particular, we are interested in using molecular imaging techniques to study mechanisms of image contrast enhancement, improvement of sensitivity and specificity of tumor detection, and applications of diagnostics using small diseased animal models.