University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bradley T Christian, PhD

Professor, Medical Physics and Psychiatry

Bradley Christian, PhD

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Director, Brain Imaging Core
Director of PET Physics, Waisman Brain Imaging Lab

Contact Information

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Room T231
Madison, WI 53705
608-890-0750
bchristian@wisc.edu
Lab Website: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior
NIAD – Neurodegeneration in Again Down Syndrome

 

Research Statement

Our research focuses on developing and translating novel PET methods for the study of neurodevelopment and neuropsychiatric illness. This involves using PET methodologies to investigate neurochemical changes in the brain and studying novel radioligands to characterize neurotransmitter-protein interactions and how they are influenced by development, genes, environment and drugs. These imaging methods are being applied to investigate the etiologies and mechanisms in diseases such as Down syndrome, affective disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Tourette syndrome.

Selected Publications