MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Mian M. Alauddin

Dr. Mian M.  Alauddin

Associate Member

Associate Professor

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Cancer Systems Imaging

My research involves radiosynthesis (using 18F-fluoride) of biologically active molecules to target specific enzymes or receptors that are overexpressed in cancer cells, so that the tumor can be visualized by PET. The specific molecules are nucleoside analogues to target human thymidine kinase TK1 and TK2, herpes virus thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk) gene expression; and histone deacetylase (HDAC) substrates for imaging HDAC activity in the brain.

Projects: Students will have the opportunity to identify projects for development of new PET radiotracers.  Students will receive training in organic synthesis, radiosynthesis using 18F-fluoride, safe handling of high dose radiation, purification of the radioactive compounds, and quality control analysis and dose preparation for in vitro studies and in vivo animal and human use.


MDACC Faculty

Contact Information

Phone: 713.563.4872


Office: MDA 3SCR4.3626 (Unit 1907)


Ph.D. - University of Manitoba - 1987