Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer M Murphy

Associate Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles

(310) 825-7548

Laboratory Address:
CNSI 4310, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office Address:
CNSI 4321, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Member, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area
Faculty, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology


Dr. Murphy’s lab is focused on developing new [18F]-fluorination methods for the synthesis of small-molecule imaging probes that are useful for performing in vivo assays of biochemical and biological processes using the molecular imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET).  In addition to small molecule PET probes, research includes developing novel approaches for the site-specific and rapid [18F]-radiolabeling of biologics like peptides, proteins and antibodies.  The aim is to simplify and facilitate general access to promising PET imaging probes for examining the biology of disease, enhancing molecular diagnostic tools and advancing therapeutic developments.