Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Contact CMGI:

Courier & physical location:

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, Room 0301
University of California, Davis
451 Health Sciences Drive
Davis, CA 95616

US Postal Service:

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Email: cmgi@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-8960 (Doug Rowland; imaging study inquiries)
Phone: (530) 752-6029 (Dave Kukis; radiochemistry inquiries)
Phone: (530) 754-6633 (Imaging Suites)

chaudhariAbhijit J. Chaudhari

Director, CMGI
Ph.D. (2007): Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
(916) 734-0833

Research Interests

Development and validation of techniques for medical image acquisition, reconstruction and analysis (MRI, PET/CT, SPECT, Optical). Application of anato-molecular imaging in musculoskeletal medicine and oncology.

Sutcliffe photoJulie L. Sutcliffe

Director, Radiochemistry and Cyclotron Facility
Ph.D. (2002): Medicinal Chemistry
King’s College London, UK
(530) 754-7107

Research Interests:  Design, synthesis and in vivo evaluation of targeted molecular imaging agents. Biological targets of interest include cell surface receptors such as the integrins αvβ3 and αvβ6. Applications include head and neck cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer imaging.  

Simon R. Cherry

Senior Advisor
Ph.D. (1989): Medical Physics
University of London, UK
(530) 754-9419

Research Interests

Design of new and improved imaging technologies (PET, SPECT, CT and optical), and integration of PET with CT and MRI. Application of molecular imaging to investigation of physiology, pathophysiology and medical therapeutics.


Doug Rowland

Principal Research Scientist
PhD: Chemistry
Texas A&M University


Dave Kukis

Radiochemistry and Cyclotron
Facility Manager
MS: Chemistry
University of California, Davis


Zachary T. Harmany

Manager, Image Analysis
PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University


Susie Helton

Administrative Assistant/Accounting
BA: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
University of West Florida


Jennifer Fung

Imaging Manager
BS: Animal Science
University of California, Davis


Steve Rendig

Research Associate
MS: Physiology
University of California, Davis


Charles Smith

Imaging Research Associate
PSM: Pharmacology
Michigan State University


Joshua Waltenburg

Radiochemistry Technician
BS: Chemical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno



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