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Molecular Imaging Branch

Sanjay Telu, PhD

Sanjay Telu, PhDDr. Sanjay Telu gained his BSc (1997) and MSc (1999) degrees in chemistry from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India). He received his PhD from the University of Akron in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Gerald F. Koser. His doctoral research was on the application of hypervalent iodine reagents to the activation of C-H bonds in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and thiophenes and on the study of the acidity of cyclic iodonium salts. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2007-2008) at the University of Iowa, where he explored methods for the syntheses of hindered polychlorinated biphenyls, fluorinated diaryliodonium salts, and fluorescent probes and conducted NMR-based metabolomic studies. He became a postdoctoral research fellow in PRSS in June 2008, focusing on the development of PET radioligands for TSPO, and oxytocin and vasopressin (V1a) receptors. Dr. Telu also contributed to the development of radiolabeling methods with carbon-11 and fluorine-18. He entered his current position in 2013 where his primary responsibility is in the production of radiotracers for PET studies, while also continuing to contribute to the research efforts of PRSS.