The EXPLORER consortium involves numerous researchers, engineers, and clinical imaging personnel, from several institutions including UC Davis, U Penn, and our industry partners.

Project Leaders

UC Davis Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Team Members

University of Pennsylvania Team Members

UC Davis Clinical Imaging Team

Denise Caudle

  • Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • UC Davis Dept. of Radiology

UC Davis CT Physics Team

Clinical Facilities Team

Pre-clinical Imaging and Mini-EXPLORER Imaging Teams

Alice Tarantal

  • (California National Primate Imaging Center) Primate Imaging

Erik Wisner

  • (UC Davis Veterinary Medicine) Companion Animal Imaging

Former Members


Michael Graham , M.D., Ph.D.

  • Director of Nuclear Medicine, Vice-Chair Department of Radiology
  • University of Iowa Former President, Society of Nuclear Medicine

William Jagust, M.D.

  • Faculty Senior Scientist, Life Sciences Division
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • University Endowed Chair in Geriatrics
  • Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Michael E. E Phelps, Ph.D.

  • Norton Simon Professor and Chair
  • Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles

Richard L Wahl, M.D.

  • Director of the Department of Radiology
  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis