Dr. Shakeri-Zadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology. His research is focused on developing multifunctional nanostructures for theranostic purposes. He has pioneered the development of folate-conjugated magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles for cancer imaging and therapy. Using multifunctional nanoplatforms he has applied different imaging modalities for treatment planning of nanoparticle-assisted cancer therapy. Since joining the Department of Radiology and the Cellular Imaging Section in ICE at Johns Hopkins University, he has been developing multimodal in vivo tracking of stem cells using BLI, CT, MRI, and MPI. His current research interest is to combine nanotheranostic labeling of stem cells with image-guided therapy to develop new precision-based personalized methods for treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.