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About the Center

The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is an interdisciplinary center with broad goals mainly focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of infectious and inflammatory processes. This center draws upon expertise throughout Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, including Infectious Diseases investigators in Pediatrics and Medicine, Radiology, Oncology and collaborators at the Center for Imaging Science who help with the development of advanced imaging tools. Infectious Diseases and Radiology currently have significant ongoing collaborations that focus on developing novel methods for directly imaging Mycobacterium tuberculosis, inflammation associated with TB and monitoring their response to treatment. These initial collaborations have led to the award of several grants and publications. Although this center will primarily have a preclinical focus, due mainly to extensive yet evolving infrastructure for small animal imaging, clinical infection and inflammation imaging studies will also be conducted in the future.

In conjunction with the BRB Molecular Imaging Center, the Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is also a core Molecular Imaging facility and provides state-of-the art small animal imaging equipment, including PET, SPECT, CT and US, to support the wide range of scientific projects within the diverse research community of the Johns Hopkins University and beyond.


Sanjay K Jain, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics


William R Bishai, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine

Martin G Pomper, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology


Edward A Weinstein, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Medicine

Catherine Foss, PhD
Instructor, Department of Radiology

Supriya Pokkali, PhD
Department of Pediatrics


Alvaro Ordonez, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Alvin Kalinda, PhD
Department of Pediatrics

Chief Technologist

Mariah Weir

Collaborators at Center for Imaging Science

Bruno Jedynak, PhD
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics


The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is located within the vivarium of the Cancer Research Building-II. Please contact us at 410-614-9051 or 410-614-3051.