Richard Laforest, PhD

Richard Laforest, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Radiology, Division of Radiological Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

The physics aspect of small animal functional imaging. Our department is equipped with a small animal PET camera capable of producing high-resolution images. Cancer diagnosis is performed with the use of metabolic, transport and receptor molecular probes labeled with various PET radio-nuclides. My research consists of evaluation and optimization of imaging techniques with nonstandard PET nuclides.


  • 1991: MS, experimental nuclear physics, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
  • 1994: PhD, experimental nuclear physics, Laval University


  • 1994 - 1995: Postdoctoral research associate, University of Caen, Caen, France
  • 1995 - 1996: Post-doctoral research associate, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario
  • 1996 - 1998: Post-doctoral research associate, Texas A&M University, College Station

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