Kattesh V. Katti, PhD, M.Sc.Ed, DSC, FRSC, FNAI

Katti

Radiology

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Professor
Distinguished Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics
Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research
Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology
Director, University of Missouri Cancer Nanotechnology Platform

573-882-1026

Profile

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.

Academic Information

Professor
Distinguished Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics
Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research
Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology
Director, University of Missouri Cancer Nanotechnology Platform

Office

One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-1026

Research Interests

  • 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

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Education & Training

Medical School

1984, PhD, Indian institution of Science

Publications

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