Director, Small Animal Imaging Center; Co-Director, Translational Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Radiology and Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, USC
Associate Professor of Research Radiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Moats is biomedical researcher with a background in the physical sciences. A classically trained PhD chemist with postdoctoral training in chemistry, biology, and clinical imaging. This broad training provided the tools necessary in order for Dr. Moats to carry-out interdisciplinary biomedical research. Often these research projects have involved the study of an aspect of disease processes which is best measured using novel imaging methodologies.

Education

Fellowship: 

Postdoctoral Fellowship California Institute of Technology Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship Biology California Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Clinical Spectroscopy and Disease Biology

Accomplishments

Professional Memberships: 

American Chemical Society; Academy of Molecular Imaging; International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Research Interests: 

Molecular Imaging including Optical, Computer Aided Tomography, CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging ,MRI, and Nuclear Medicine based techniques of Positron Emission Tomography, PET, and Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography, SPECT. A particular emphasis is on the application of these biophysical techniques to biomedical problems. For example MRI based tracking of therapeutic stem cell movements upon introduction into the body.

ResearCHLA Blog:

Voyage of the Lung

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