Simon R. Cherry

Distinguished Professor Simon Cherry

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology
2511 GBSF
Biomedical imaging 

Dr. Cherry develops novel technologies and methods for quantitative biomedical imaging. The Cherry Lab focuses on molecular imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) scanning; in particular developing faster and more sensitive detection technologies. The laboratory has developed technologies with widespread applications for improving diagnosis, stratifying patients for treatment and assessing response to that treatment. The team is currently studying pathologic processes that involve multiple organs systems or the entire body. Cherry co-leads the EXPLORER project, a collaboration with several colleagues to develop the world’s first total-body PET scanner.