Dr. Kattesh V. Katti’s research is focused on the development of molecular imaging and therapy agents including gamma- and positron-emitting isotopes for imaging and beta-emitting isotopes for therapy. The fundamental work in main group, transition metal, radiometal and bioconjugate chemistry has resulted in major discoveries on the utility of functionalized chemical precursors toward the development of tumor specific macro and nano-materials for molecular imaging and therapy of cancer, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Katti’s pioneering work in green nanotechnology has paved the foundation for the utility of gold nanoparticles in molecular imaging and therapy. This research has led to the development of innovative theranostic tumor-specific gold nanoparticles and the corresponding radioactive gold nanomaterials from Au-198 and Au-199 isotopes. Dr. Katti’s research goals are to discern quantitative, organ-specific whole-body measurements and to perform dynamic serial measurements, using SPECT/PET, MRI and CT imaging modalities to determine the fate of diagnostic and therapeutic probes in vivo.
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
- Fundamental chemistry aimed at unravelling chemical molecules and innovative nanomaterials for the design and development of life-saving pharmaceuticals
- Radioactive probes in molecular imaging and therapy of cancer
- Green Nanotechnology and Nanotechnology toward the design of nanomedicine agents and nano-radiopharmaceuticals
- Development of next generation of antibiotics through nanoceutical architectures
- Developing scientific rationale for the ancient ayurvedic medicine through green nanotechnology
Areas of Expertise
- Medicinal chemistry
- Bioconjugate chemistry
- Nano and green nanotechnology related to the development of nanomedicine agents
- Materials science
- Radiopharmaceutical sciences toward molecular imaging and therapy agents
Education & Training
1984, PhD, Indian institution of Science
Awards & Honors
- 2023 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
- 2015 Hevesy Medal Award in recognition of innovative contributions in the fields of radiopharmaceuticals and toward the development of nanomedicine products.