Director of the Small Animal Imaging Core
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Greehey ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cancer Research Institute, USA
Suresh Prajapati is Director of the Small Animal Imaging Core at the Department of Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute at University of Texas Health Science center San Antonio. He secured his Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University, India in 2005. In 2007, he received his Masters degree from the department of Bioengineering at University of Texas Arlington with major in Medical Imaging. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters. He serves as an adhoc reviewer for scientific journals like Molecular Imaging, Journal of Medical Physics and Biomedical Imaging & Intervention Journal. He also serves as an editor for International Journal of Imaging along with grant reviewership for one of the prime funding agency.
My research is focused on the in vivo molecular imaging of living subjects with a particular emphasis on cancer imaging. We have developed and characterized numerous molecular imaging approaches to image mouse models recapitulating human diseases, preclinical therapeutics and targeted therapies, transgenic and knockout animal model studies, cell culture and ex vivo tissue sample imaging. We have developed multimodality molecular imaging strategies that utilize the strengths of optical, microCT, as well as MRI. We have also characterized commercially available molecular imaging contrast agents including Near-infrared blood-pool agents and optimized their utility to monitor muscle injury and diseased tissue in small animal models.