Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Alumni

Name: Cyrus Raji
Email: cyrusraji@gmailcom
Lab Phone: 412-780-3579
Mentor Name: James Becker, PhD

Undergraduate Education:
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Neuroscience and BA in History
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Research Project Information

My research focuses on relationship between hypertension and Alzheimer's disease.

Publications / Achievements

Publications

  1. Raji, C.A., Tsopelas N.D., Price J.C., Mathis, C.A., Saxton, J.A., Lopresti, B.J., Hoge, J.A., Ziolko, S.K., DeKosky, S.T., Klunk, W.E. Characterizing patterns of amyloid deposition in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment with Pittsburgh Compound-B. In Preparation.

Abstracts:

  1. Raji, C.A. Lee, C. Dai, W. Lopez, O.L. Becker, J.T. Kuller, L.H. Gach, H.M. Effects of Hypertension in Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer's Disease Evaluated with Arterial Spin Labeled MRI. Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Radiological Society of North America 93rd Annual Scientific Assembly. 11/07.
  2. Raji, C.A. Lopez, O.L., Dai, W. Kuller, L.H. Gach, H.M. Becker, J.T. A Partial Least Squares Analysis of Brain Perfusion and Structure in the Cardiovascular Health Study Cognition Study. Poster Presentation at Organization for Human Brain Mapping 13th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 06/07.
  3. Lee, C. Raji, C.A. Becker, J.T. Lopez, O.L. Gach, H.M. Kuller, L.H. DeKosky, S.T. Preliminary Qualitative Visual Assessment of Perfusion Patterns on CASL in AD and MCI Patients--Possible Vascular Etiology in Pathogenesis of AD and MCI. Poster Presentation at American Society of Neuroradiology 45th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 06/07
  4. Raji, C.A., Tsopelas N.D., Price J.C., Mathis, C.A., Saxton, J.A., Lopresti, B.J., Hoge, J.A., Ziolko, S.K., DeKosky, S.T., Klunk, W.E. Bilateral symmetry of amyloid deposition in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment determined with Pittsburgh Compound-B. Scientific Paper Oral Presentation. Poster Presentation at American Society of Neuroradiology 45th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 06/07.
  5. Lee, C. Raji, C.A. Kang, M.D. Price, J.C. Becker, J.T. DeKosky, S.T. The Role of the Neuroradiologist in the Evaluation of Alzheimer Disease - Anatomical, Physiological, and Functional Imaging: A Teaching Exhibit. Teaching Exhibit Presentation at American Society of Neuroradiology 45th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 06/07.
  6. Lee, C. Kang, M.D. Raji, C.A. Navigating the Deep Brain Nuclei for Deep Brain Stimulation -- A Teaching Exhibit. Teaching Exhibit Presentation at American Society of Neuroradiology 45th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 06/07.
  7. Raji, C.A., Tsopelas N.D., Price J.C., Mathis, C.A., Saxton, J.A., Lopresti, B.J., Hoge, J.A., Ziolko, S.K., DeKosky, S.T., Klunk, W.E. Amyloid Imaging with Pittsburgh Compound-B: Examination of right-left asymmetry and correlation to mini-mental exam in AD, MCI, and controls. Poster Presentation at Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 10/06.
  8. Raji C.A., Abrahamson EE, Isanski BA, Ikonomovic MD, Klunk WE, DeKosky ST. Binding characteristics of the 6-cyano derivative of Pittsburgh Compound B (6CN-PIB) in post-mortem Alzheimer's disease brain. Poster Presentation at the University of Pittsburgh Science 2004 Research Fair, 10/04 and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 5th Annual Research Day, 06/05.
Presentations:

Awards:

  1. RSNA Research Medical Student Grant Award, 07/2007.
  2. UPMC Radiology Travel Grants. 06/2007 and 11/2007.
  3. Peer Review Award for Excellence in Collaborative Learning at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 06/2007.
  4. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 5th Annual Research Day First Prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation (06/13/2005)
  5. Edythe Portz Prize (02/04 - Best paper in Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review).
  6. Phi Beta Kappa (01/04)
  7. UPMC St. Margaret Volunteer Service Award (04/03)
  8. Student Leadership Through Service Fund Award (04/03)
  9. Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) Research Grant (03/03)
  10. Robert T. Grierson Scholarship (08/02)
  11. University Honors College Scholarship (08/00 - 05/04)