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Dr. Kelvin Billingsley

Research Interests

The foundation of our reserach is the development of chemical tools and methods with applications that span from medicinal chemistry to radiological sciences.  The lab takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining elements of organic synthesis, catalysis and biology, to address problems of clinical importance.  We maintain a fundamental interest in designing metal-catalyzed processes to construct structural motifs embodied in molecules of biological and therapeutic significance.  Using such chemical technologies, we are also developing molecular probes for hyperpolarized 13C MR and PET imaging to discover and study new questions in cancer and neurobiology.