Biomedical Cyclotron Facility, 780 Westwood Plaza

Research Description

The Carlucci lab research interests are aimed to develop novel radiopharmaceuticals for targeted diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our strategy is to combine small targeting biomolecules with positron-emitting or therapeutic radioisotopes. We characterize molecular profiles of cancer using noninvasive nuclear imaging, identify metabolic key targets and treat tumors specifically with targeted radiotherapy. Our ultimate goal is to clinically unravel the potential of molecular imaging and combine it with the therapy potential of nonstandard nuclides.

Current Lab Members

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Scholar): Radiochemistry, ligand design and synthesis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Doctorate in Medical Science: Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine. University of Groningen (Rijiksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • Master of Science: Medical, Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology. Sapienza, University of Rome
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; Director of Radiochemistry; Director of Biomedical Cyclotron Facility, UCLA
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Director of Radiochemistry, NYU School of Medicine