Dr. Khemtong received his B.Sc. from Ubonratchathani University in Thailand and his Ph.D. from the University of Akron, both in Chemistry.  He then came to UTSW and received postdoctoral trainings in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Advanced Imaging Research Center.  Dr. Khemtong’s current research is focused on hyperpolarized metabolic substrates and imaging agents for the study of cardiac metabolism and the diagnosis and assessment of cancer by magnetic resonance (MR).  He is also developing multifunctional nanoparticles as MR molecular imaging probes for the detection of diseases such as cancers.


Graduate School University of Akron Main Campus (2005), Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Cardiac metabolism by hyperpolarized NMR
  • Hyperpolarized MR imaging agents
  • Nanomedicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

In vivo angiogenesis imaging of solid tumors by alpha(v)beta(3)-targeted, dual-modality micellar nanoprobes.
Kessinger CW, Khemtong C, Togao O, Takahashi M, Sumer BD, Gao J Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood) 2010 Aug 235 8 957-65
Multifunctional polymeric micelles as cancer-targeted, MRI-ultrasensitive drug delivery systems.
Nasongkla N, Bey E, Ren J, Ai H, Khemtong C, Guthi JS, Chin SF, Sherry AD, Boothman DA, Gao J Nano Lett. 2006 Nov 6 11 2427-30

Honors & Awards

  • Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Award
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2008)
  • American Chemical Society (2001)