Jason Bini, Ph.D., associate research scientist at Yale University and a Fordham alum (FCRH ’06), will present “Positron Emission Tomography: From Antimatter to Medical Imaging.”
The positron, first theorized by Paul Dirac in 1928 and later experimentally confirmed by Carl David Anderson (1936 Nobel Prize), has unique properties that have been harnessed to create a powerful imaging technique that is utilized to understand human physiology and disease. The lecture will survey a number of aspects where physics and engineering principles are harnessed to create and understand 3D images of living beings and possible future advancements in this field. Bini will also touch on a few concrete examples of how, in his own research, he is harnessing positron emission tomography to understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and obesity.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.