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Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Department Imaging and Pathology
KU Leuven, Belgium
Cindy Casteels obtained her PhD at the division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of the KU Leuven, where she studied in vivo the biological role of the type 1 cannabinoid receptor in animal models of movement disorders. She continued her research activities thanks to a postdoctoral fellowship of the Flemish Government (FWO). Her current focus is on studying the interaction of adenosine and glutamate with dopamine signaling in Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. She has professional society membership in the European Society of Molecular imaging and had been abstract reviewer for the European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2014. In 2006, she received the Alavi Mandell Award of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
Small Animal PET Imaging, Neurology, Statistical Parametric mapping, Kinetic Modeling, GPCRs