Jon McConathy is an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he serves as the Director of the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics.


My research group focuses on the development, translation and application of PET tracers for oncology and neuroscience. One of our major goals is to develop new radiolabeled tracers that target biological transporters. Currently, my group is developing  non-natural radiohalogenated amino acids to improve the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors and other malignancies. We are also actively involved in combining PET imaging with advanced MRI techniques in preclinical as well as clinical research for oncology and neuroimaging applications.


January 2016: The McConathy lab has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar for small molecule radiochemistry.

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December 2015: Dr. McConathy joined the Radiology faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as the Director of the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics.

December 2015: Dr. Ahlem Bouhlel won a travel bursary for the Pacifichem meeting to present her work on novel F-18 labeled amino acids for tumor imaging. 



Nuclear Medicine Fellowship, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, 2010

Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, 2009

Transitional Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2005

M.D., Ph.D, Emory University School of Medicine, 2004

B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995