Jinda Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. His research focuses on imaging cancer and brain disorders using positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computational tomography (SPECT).
Dr. Fan received his Ph.D. in Organic/Material Chemistry from Southern Illinois University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Fan was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham in the Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research.
Dr. Fan’s lab uses organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and radiopharmaceutical chemistry, paired with in vitro and in vivo studies to develop radiotracers for research in disease diagnosis, treatment efficacy, and drug development. The Fan group is working to develop PDE10A radiotracers to image the enzyme in tumors and support the development of anticancer drugs targeting PDE10A in colon, lung, and breast tumors.