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Pratip K. Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1881 East Road
Unit Number: 1907
Houston, TX 77054-1907
Room Number: 3SCR4.3634
Phone: 713-745-0769
Fax: 713-794-5456

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, PHD, Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

6/2004-8/2006 James G. Boswell Fellowship, MR Physics, Huntington Medical Research Institutes/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, Daniel P. Weitekamp and Brian D. Ross


Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Diagnostic Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2012-5/2013
Assistant Professor, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 8/2006-2/2012

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

James G. Boswell Fellow, California Institute of Technology & MR Unit, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, CA, 5/2004-8/2006

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington,, DC
Member, 2000-present
European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), Vienna, Austria
Member, 2004-present
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Berkeley, CA
Member, 2003-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Cassidy MC, Chan HR, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, PK, Marcus CM. In vivo magnetic resonance imaging of hyperpolarized silicon particles. Nat Nanotechnol 8(5):363-8, May, 5/2013. e-Pub 5/2013. PMID: 23644571.
2. Lingwood MD, Siaw TA, Sailasuta N, Abulseoud OA, Chan HR, Ross BD, BhattachaBhattacharya, P, Han S. Hyperpolarized Water as an MR Imaging Contrast Agent: Feasibility of in Vivo Imaging in a Rat Model. Radiology 265(2):418-425, 2012. PMCID: PMC3480810.
3. Zacharias NM, Chan HR, Sailasuta N, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P,. Real-Time Molecular Imaging of Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle Metabolism. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134(2):934-943, 2012. PMCID: PMC3262122.
4. Bhattacharya, P, Chekmenev E, Reynolds WF, Wagner S, Zacharias N, Chan HR, Bunger R, Ross BD. PHIP Hyperpolarized MR Receptor Imaging In Vivo: A Pilot Study of 13C Imaging of Atheroma in Mice. NMR in Biomedicine 24(Special Issue Research Article):1023-1028, 2/2011. PMCID: PMC3240663.
5. Ross B, Tran T, Bhattacharya, P, Watterson DM, Sailasuta N. Application of NMR Spectroscopy in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 11(1):93-114, 2011. PMID: 20809893.
6. Lingwood MD, Siaw TA, Sailasuta N, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P, Han S. Continuous flow Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization of water in the fringe field of a clinical magnetic resonance imaging system for authentic image contrast. J Magn Reson 205(2):247-254, 8/2010. e-Pub 5/2010. PMID: 20541445.
7. Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P, Wagner S, Tran T, Sailasuta N. Hyperpolarized MR imaging: neurologic applications of hyperpolarized metabolism. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 31(1):24-33, 1/2010. e-Pub 10/2009. PMID: 19875468.
8. Perman WH,Bhattacharya, P, Leupold J, Lin AP, Harris KC, Norton VA, Hovener JB, Ross BD. Fast volumetric spatial-spectral MR imaging of hyperpolarized 13C-labeled compounds using multiple echo 3D bSSFP. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28(4):459-465, 2010. PMCID: PMC2860036.
9. Bhattacharya, P, Ross BD, Bünger R. Cardiovascular Applications of Hyperpolarized Contrast Media and Metabolic Tracers. Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 234(12):1395-1416, 12/2009. PMID: 19934362.
10. Chekmenev EY, Norton VA, Weitekamp DP, Bhattacharya, P,. Hyperpolarized 1H NMR Employing Low γ Nucleus for Spin Polarization Storage. J Am Chem Soc 131(9):3164-3165, 2/2009. PMCID: PMC2662390.
11. Hovener JB, Chekmenev EY, Harris KC, Perman WH, Robertson LW, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P. PASADENA Hyperpolarization of 13C Biomolecules: Equipment Design and Installation. MAGMA-Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine 22(2):111-121, 2009. PMCID: PMC2664858.
12. Hovener J-B, Chekmenev EY, Harris KC, Perman WH, Tran TT, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P. Quality assurance of PASADENA hyperpolarization for. MAGMA-Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine 22(2):123-134, 2009. PMCID: PMC2664864.
13. Chekmenev EY, Hövener J, Norton VA, Harris K, Batchelder LS, Bhattacharya, P, Ross BD, Weitekamp DP. PASADENA hyperpolarization of succinic acid for MRI and NMR spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc 130(13):4212-3, 4/2008. e-Pub 3/2008. PMCID: PMC2662769.
14. Chekmenev EY, Chow S-K, Tofan D, Weitekamp DP, Ross BD, Bhattacharya, P,. Fluorine-19 NMR Chemical Shift Probes Molecular Binding to Lipid Membranes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112(20):6285-6287, 2008. PMCID: PMC2663341.
15. Bhattacharya, P, Chekmenev EY, Harris KC, Perman WH, Li AP, Norton VA, Chow CT, Ross BD, Weitekamp DP. Towards Hyperpolarized (13)C-succinate Imaging of Brain Cancer. J Magn Reson 186(1):150-155, 1/2007. PMCID: PMC2657725.
16. Bhattcharya P, Harris K, Lin AP, Mansson M, Norton VA, Perman WH, Weitekamp DP, Ross BD. Ultra-fast Three Dimensional Imaging of Hyperpolarized 13C In Vivo. Biology and Medicine Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics 18(5):245-256, 11/2005.
17. Bhattacharya PK, Lawson HJ, Barton JK. 1H NMR Studies of Nickel(II) Complexes Bound to Oligonucleotides: A Novel Technique for Distinguishing the Binding Locations of Metal Complexes in DNA. Inorg Chem 42(26):8811-8817, 12/2003. PMID: 14686861.
18. Ross B, Lin A, Harris K, Bhattacharya PK, Schweinsburg B. Clinical experience with 13C MRS in vivo. NMR in Biomedicine 16(6-7):358-369, 2003. PMID: 14679500.
19. Bhattacharya PK, Cha J, Barton JK. 1H NMR determination of base-pair lifetimes in oligonucleotides containing single base mismatches. Nucleic Acids Res 30(21):4740-50, 11/2002. PMCID: PMC135820.
20. Delaney S, Pascaly M, Bhattacharya PK, Han K, Barton JK. Oxidative damage by ruthenium complexes containing the dipyridophenazine ligand or its derivatives: a focus on intercalation. Inorg Chem 41(7):1966-74, 4/2002. PMID: 11925195.
21. Bhattacharya PK, Barton JK. Influence of Intervening Mismatches on Long-Range Guanine Oxidation in DNA Duplexes. J Am Chem Soc 123(36):8649-8656, 9/2001. PMID: 11535068.

Last updated: 12/12/2014