PhD Student (acoarasa@fiu.edu)
 
  Educational History

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, FIU, expected 2012.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine.
M.S. in Radiochemistry, Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Havana, 2007.
Radiochemistry Diploma, Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Havana, 2005.

I am in charge of the Rinker Laboratories which is the basic radiochemistry and radiopharmacy research facility for nuclear oncology and general nuclear imaging applications.  It is located at the Biomedical Engineering Department, and is composed of radiochemistry, biologic studies and image processing/analysis core laboratories. Currently under the direct supervision of Dr. Seza Gulec, MD, Professor of Surgery, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine and Anthony McGoron, PhD, Associate Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department.  The laboratory is actively developing new imaging and treatment agents for liver cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. This laboratory focuses on Ga-68 labeled cancer imaging agents, and supports the clinical HPB oncology research including radiomicrosphere therapy of advanced liver malignancies and neuroendocrine tumor imaging and therapy with Y-90 and Lu-177 mainly. Mr. Amor is also in charge of the Radiochemistry Laboratory at Jackson North Medical Center, originally design to perform the direct labeling of the drugs used in clinical trials.

For more information please access Alejandro Amor’s CV.