Laura Ponto , PhD
Aging Related Research:
As faculty in the University of Iowa’s Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Center, I have been actively engaged in brain-related research for more than twenty years. I have extensive experience in the use of PET agents for the analysis of blood flow, glucose metabolism, amyloid and most recently, tau. I work closely with Dr. Susan Schultz to implement the imaging aspects of the various multicenter trials that the University of Iowa is a participant (e.g., ADNI-2, A4, LEARN, etc.) In addition, I have experience with a number of software packages for the analysis of these images, including serving as a beta tester for the PMOD suite of tools.