Dr David Williamson

University position

Senior Research Associate


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

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Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


Development of novel PET ligands for use in preclinical studies to image neurodegenerative processes e.g. Stroke & Dementia

Research Focus





Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Brain Injury



Positron Emission Tomography (PET)


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items



    Caprioli D, Hong YT, Sawiak SJ, Ferrari V, Williamson DJ, Jupp B, Adrian Carpenter T, Aigbirhio FI, Everitt BJ, Robbins TW, Fryer TD, Dalley JW (2013), “Baseline-dependent effects of cocaine pre-exposure on impulsivity and D2/3 receptor availability in the rat striatum: possible relevance to the attention-deficit hyperactivity syndrome.” Neuropsychopharmacology 38(8):1460-71 Details

    Ejaz S, Williamson DJ, Ahmed T, Sitnikov S, Hong YT, Sawiak SJ, Fryer TD, Aigbirhio FI, Baron JC (2013), “Characterizing infarction and selective neuronal loss following temporary focal cerebral ischemia in the rat: a multi-modality imaging study.” Neurobiol Dis 51:120-32 Details

    Riss PJ, Hong YT, Marton J, Caprioli D, Williamson DJ, Ferrari V, Saigal N, Roth BL, Henriksen G, Fryer TD, Dalley JW, Aigbirhio FI (2013), “Synthesis and evaluation of 18F-FE-PEO in rodents: an 18F-labeled full agonist for opioid receptor imaging.” J Nucl Med 54(2):299-305 Details

    Williamson DJ, Ejaz S, Sitnikov S, Fryer TD, Sawiak SJ, Burke P, Baron JC, Aigbirhio FI (2013), “A comparison of four PET tracers for brain hypoxia mapping in a rodent model of stroke.” Nucl Med Biol 40(3):338-44 Details


    Riss PJ, Hong YT, Williamson D, Caprioli D, Sitnikov S, Ferrari V, Sawiak SJ, Baron JC, Dalley JW, Fryer TD, Aigbirhio FI (2011), “Validation and quantification of [18F]altanserin binding in the rat brain using blood input and reference tissue modeling.” J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 31(12):2334-42 Details