Research Interest

  • Nuclear imaging
  • PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging
  • Radiochemistry
  • Theranostics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Ablation of VLA4 in multiple myeloma cells redirects tumor spread and prolongs survival.
Hathi D, Chanswangphuwana C, Cho N, Fontana F, Maji D, Ritchey J, O'Neal J, Ghai A, Duncan K, Akers WJ, Fiala M, Vij R, DiPersio JF, Rettig M, Shokeen M, Sci Rep 2022 01 12 1 30
In vivo quantitative assessment of therapeutic response to bortezomib therapy in disseminated animal models of multiple myeloma with [18F]FDG and [64Cu]Cu-LLP2A PET.
Ghai A, Fettig N, Fontana F, DiPersio J, Rettig M, Neal JO, Achilefu S, Shoghi KI, Shokeen M, EJNMMI Res 2021 Sep 11 1 97
Development of [89Zr]DFO-elotuzumab for immunoPET imaging of CS1 in multiple myeloma.
Ghai A, Zheleznyak A, Mixdorf M, O'Neal J, Ritchey J, Rettig M, DiPersio J, Shokeen M, Achilefu S, Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2021 05 48 5 1302-1311
Osteotropic Radiolabeled Nanophotosensitizer for Imaging and Treating Multiple Myeloma.
Tang R, Zheleznyak A, Mixdorf M, Ghai A, Prior J, Black KCL, Shokeen M, Reed N, Biswas P, Achilefu S, ACS Nano 2020 04 14 4 4255-4264
Radiosynthesis and pre-clinical evaluation of [68Ga] labeled antimicrobial peptide fragment GF-17 as a potential infection imaging PET radiotracer.
Chopra S, Singh B, Koul A, Mishra AK, Robu S, Kaur A, Ghai A, Caplash N, Wester HJ, Appl Radiat Isot 2019 Jul 149 9-21
Optimizing the radiosynthesis of [68Ga]DOTA-MLN6907 peptide containing three disulfide cyclization bonds - a GCC specific chelate for clinical radiopharmaceuticals.
Ghai A, Singh B, Li M, Daniels TA, Coelho R, Orcutt K, Watkins GL, Norenberg JP, Cvet D, Schultz MK, Appl Radiat Isot 2018 Oct 140 333-341
Preclinical Development of CD38-Targeted [89Zr]Zr-DFO-Daratumumab for Imaging Multiple Myeloma.
Ghai A, Maji D, Cho N, Chanswangphuwana C, Rettig M, Shen D, DiPersio J, Akers W, Dehdashti F, Achilefu S, Vij R, Shokeen M, J Nucl Med 2018 02 59 2 216-222
Radiosynthesis of [18F]-fluorobenzoate-doxorubicin Using Acylation Approach.
Kumar P, Watts A, Acharya P, Bansal R, Ghai A, Kaur A, Singh B, Curr Radiopharm 2016 9 3 215-221
Radiolabeling optimization and characterization of (68)Ga labeled DOTA-polyamido-amine dendrimer conjugate - Animal biodistribution and PET imaging results.
Ghai A, Singh B, Panwar Hazari P, Schultz MK, Parmar A, Kumar P, Sharma S, Dhawan D, Kumar Mishra A, Appl Radiat Isot 2015 Nov 105 40-46
Development of a single vial kit formulation of [99mTc]-labeled doxorubicin for tumor imaging and treatment response assessment-preclinical evaluation and preliminary human results.
Kumar P, Singh B, Ghai A, Hazari PP, Mittal BR, Mishra AK, J Labelled Comp Radiopharm 2015 May 58 6 242-9


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • 52nd Annual Conference of Society of Nuclear Medicine, India- Best Oral Paper (2020)
  • Indian Council of Medical Research, India - Travel Grant Award (2015)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, USA - Alavi-Mandell award (2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • BSc (Life Sciences), Panjab University (2005-2008)
  • MSc (Nuclear Medicine) Panjab University (2008-2010)
  • PhD (Nuclear Medicine) Panjab University (2010-2016)