Brad Christian, PhD

Brad Christian, PhD

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brad christian phd

Professor

Department of Medical Physics

Education

BS, Physics, St. John’s University
MS, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Activities

Brad Christian, PhD, is professor in the departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry.

Research Interests

Dr. Christian's 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.