Xia Shao

Xia Shao, PhD

Research Scientist, Radiology
1301 Catherine St
2276 Medical Science I
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5610

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Dr. Xia Shao obtained a B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from China University of Pharmacy in 1984. After working in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, she moved to the United States to pursue doctoral research in 1993. Dr. Shao received her Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2000, with Dr. Dallas K. Bates as her thesis advisor. She then joined the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan, initially as a postdoctoral fellow in radiochemistry with Dr. Michael R. Kilbourn and Dr. Scott E. Snyder, and subsequently as a faculty member. She is currently a Research Investigator in the University of Michigan Medical School (Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology).

Areas of Interest

  • Development and evaluation of new radiotracers for tumor detection and therapy.
  • Application of PET and SPECT imaging to cutting-edge research area, including nanotechnology and multimodality imaging.
  • Development of novel radiochemistry techniques, including simplified and highly efficient radiolabeling methods.