Jamey Weichert PhD


  • Director of the Contrast Agent Laboratory
Imaging Sciences

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  • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
  • Graduate: University of Michigan



Dr. Jamey Weichert is an associate professor of Radiology and also holds an affiliate positions in Medical Physics and Pharmaceutics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Weichert received a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and a doctoral in Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Michigan in 1985 under Dr. Raymond Counsell. He has been a member of the Radiology faculty in Madison since 1998. Most recently, Dr. Weichert has assumed responsibility for establishing and leading the University's small animal cellular and molecular imaging center. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Weichert was a member of the University of Michigan Radiology faculty between 1985 and 1998. He founded Cellectar, LLC in Madison in 2003 to develop diapeutic oncology agents. Cellectar merged with Novelos in 2011, keeping the Novelos name. Dr. Weichert's research interests focus on the design and development of molecular contrast and imaging agents for a wide range of applications in diagnostic imaging as well as in the development of radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic use in oncology. Dr. Weichert is an author on more than 40 peer reviewed publications, a co-inventor on more than 20 issued and pending patents, and a co- investigator or principal investigator on several NIH and corporate grants. Dr. Weichert recently won the Elliot Lasser Award for the best presentation at the 2003 International Contrast Media Research Meeting and has served as a reviewer for peer reviewed journals including Molecular Imaging, Radiology, Academic Radiology, the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Investigative Radiology, Cancer Research and the International Journal of Cancer Research as well as many NIH Study Sections.