Research in the Chaudhari Lab is in two broad areas: musculoskeletal imaging, and neuroimaging. The research is interdisciplinary, and involves active collaboration with researchers, physicians and patient advocates. Research projects involve graduate students, medical students, medical residents and fellows, and postdoctoral scholars, as well as faculty at ours and other institutions. Following are our major research areas (please click on the links below for a detailed description of each area:

Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • Total-body PET/CT in Arthritis
  • Real-time MRI of Moving Joints
  • Computational Analysis for Evaluating Joint Morphology and Biomechanics
  • Molecular Imaging for Rapid Screening of Inflammatory Arthritis Drugs


  • Molecular imaging of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Imaging biomarkers to assess the Impact of Neurotoxin Exposure


Grant Funding

Research in the Chaudhari lab is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health,  National Science Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and the California Breast Cancer Research Program.