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Sangeeta Ray, M.S., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Background

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Burdwan (India) (1993)
  • M.S., Jadavpur University (India) (1995)
  • Ph.D., Jadavpur University (India) (1999)

Research & Publications

Lab

Sangeeta Ray is an inorganic and radiochemist with primary focus on developing necessary chemistry and bioconjugate techniques for important cellular and molecular targets.  Her specific research interest is directed towards the design and synthesis of metal-based imaging agents for positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance (MR), optical (fluorescence), as well as for multimodality imaging.  With a major focus on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), she has designed and synthesized more than fifty agents for SPECT, PET, optical and MR imaging modality, many of those agents are first-in-class imaging agents.  She has received ‘Berson-Yalow Award’ from Society of Nuclear Medicine in 2011 for her research showing effect chelating agents and linker functionality to optimize in vivo pharmacokinetics of 99mTc-labeled SPECT imaging agents targeting PSMA.  She received NIH career development grant in 2011 for developing PSMA-targeted Gd-based MR contrast agents.  Currently, she has been focused on evaluating and optimizing several therapeutic radiometal-based agents for the imaging and treatment ('thernostics') for metastatic prostate cancer. She authored over 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and filed more than 15 patent applications.  She serves as a Reviewer for many international journals and several grant agencies.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Berson-Yalow Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2011
  • Career Development Award, NIH NCI, 2011
  • Career Development Award, Patrick Walsh Research foundation, 2015
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