9196-Veronesi, Michael

Michael C. Veronesi, PhD, MS, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

R2 E174
Indianapolis, IN
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My research interest and expertise involve developing and applying imaging technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of brain malignancies. I conduct preclinical diagnostic and therapeutic research using animal models of intracranial glioblastoma with novel theranostic agents, utilizing intranasal route of delivery, nanotechnology, targeted drug delivery, animal brain tumor model development, and animal neuroimaging including bioluminescent imaging and PET/MRI molecular imaging agents to better diagnose brain tumors and improve therapy assessment. Through both clinical and preclinical research, I am investigating the synthetic amino acid, 18F-Fluoroethyltyrosine (FET), a potent radiotracer available for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of malignant brain tumors. My doctoral dissertation work was focused on peptide therapy for treatment of epilepsy, leading to in vivo imaging experiments with radiolabeled agents using intranasal drug delivery to the brain. Nanoparticle treatment of glioblastoma administered intranasally and tracked by PET/CT imaging in a rodent model applied metabolic imaging to translational imaging of malignant brain tumors remains my principal area. I aspire to become an established NIH investigator by narrowing my focus on the most promising novel agents using multimodality animal and human imaging to track and validate the fate of labeled compounds as well as understand their pharmacodynamics, biodistribution, ADMET, and efficacy.

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Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Education
    2017 FEL Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of Chicago
    2016 RES Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Chicago
    2012 RES Neurosurgery Residency, University of Virginia
    2010 MD Indiana University
    2008 PhD Indiana University
    2002 MS Indiana University
    2000 MS Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    1999 BA Princeton University
  • Awards
    Org: University of Chicago Neuroradiology Award
    Desc: Presented to the resident who demonstrated outstanding performance in Neuroradiology.
    Scope: Division
    Date: 2016-01-01
    Org: RSNA/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology Program Scholarship Award
    Desc: Awarded $1,000 to attend 2014 ARRS meeting and introduction to academic radiology course
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-01-01
    Org: Dean’s Award in Recognition of Superior Service
    Desc: Awarded to the member of the graduating class most helpful to the Dean in matters pertaining to administration and service to the IU School of Medicine
    Scope: School
    Date: 2010-01-01
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. Student President of the Indiana Chapter, 2009-2010.
    Scope: School
    Date: 2009-01-01
    Org: Gold Humanism Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Honors medical students, residents and physicians recogn
    Scope: School
    Date: 2009-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine Leadership Award
    Desc: Awarded for service as a member of the IU School of Medicine Student Council over 4 years
    Scope: School
    Date: 2008-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine Fred E. Gifford Scholarship Award
    Desc: Established in 1990 thru the estate of Dr. Fred E. Gifford for IU School of Medicine medical students
    Scope: School
    Date: 2008-01-01

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