The Benzinger Lab is a member of the Neuroimaging Laboratory and of the Knight Alzheimer Research Imaging (KARI) Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Our group, led by Dr. Tammie Benzinger, is focused on developing position emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for the study of diseases of the central nervous system.
Our lab serves as the imaging core for the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) and leads the Knight Alzheimer Research Imaging (KARI) Program. We are also the imaging core for the international studies of ADAD, the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) and the DIAN-Therapeutic Unit (DIAN-TU).
We use PET and MRI imaging to investigate biomarkers, such as protein deposits and brain changes, which we believe will one day be a significant tool in detecting and diagnosing diseases in the very early stages, before symptoms begin.