Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Allie Fu

Research Assistant III

Contact Information
(615) 343-2535


My research includes the evaluation of new molecular probes for cancer imaging, and studying the effects of new drugs on signal pathways and apoptosis of cancer cells. I have worked on cancer research at Vanderbilt University since 1998.


Ongoing research projects include the development and validation of new molecular imaging probes for cancer imaging, evaluation of the effects of small-molecules on molecular signaling pathways, and imaging in animal models that include receptor expression, proliferation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis.


Buck JR, McKinley ET, Fu A, et al. Preclinical TSPO Ligand PET to Visualize Human Glioma Xenotransplants: A Preliminary Study. Herholz K, ed. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(10):e0141659. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141659.

Noninvasive assessment of cancer response to therapy. Han Z, Fu A, Wang H, Diaz R, Geng L, Onishko H, Hallahan DH. Nat Med. 2008 Mar; 14(3):343-9.