Peter Scott

Peter J. H. Scott, PhD

Professor, Radiology
Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Director, PET Chemistry
Director, Center for Positron Emission Tomography
Michigan Medicine
1301 Catherine St
2276 Medical Science I
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5610

Michigan Research Experts Profile



Dr. Peter Scott is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the PET Center and a Member of the Interdepartmental Program in Medicinal Chemistry. Scott's group is involved in all aspects of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences including i) developing new methods for radiolabeling bioactive molecules, ii) design and synthesis of new radiotracers for PET imaging of CNS disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, and iii) cGMP radiopharmaceutical manufacture. The goals of his lab are to use PET radiotracers to improve our understanding of disease mechanisms and, ultimately, employ them as companion diagnostics to support therapeutic development. Prof. Scott has published 39 papers, almost 70 abstracts and 20 book chapters, edited 4 books (including 2 volumes of Radiochemical Syntheses) and is listed as an inventor on multiple patents. His laboratory is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Areas of Interest

  • Adaptation of state-of-the-art organic chemistry techniques (including SPOS) for radiochemical applications.
  • Microwave mediated radiochemistry.
  • Development of multi-modality biomarkers for PET-MRI.