Ann-Marie Chacko

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Research Associate of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Clinical Molecular Imaging & Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Room 288, Chemistry Building 1958 Wing
231 S. 34 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Lab: 215-746-8754
B.Sc. (Biochemistry Honors)
Bishop's University, 2001.
M.Sc. (Chemistry)
University of Western Ontario, 2003.
Ph.D. (Pharmacology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
M.T.R. (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Chacko is interested in finding new ways to radioactively tag and image proteins and small molecules designed to target molecular signatures of cancer and cardiovascular pathologies. This work has important implications in validating the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of novel proteins/small molecules via small animal imaging for ultimate translation to clinical studies.

Selected Publications

Simone Eric A, Zern Blaine J, Chacko Ann-Marie, Mikitsh John L, Blankemeyer Eric R, Muro Silvia, Stan Radu V, Muzykantov Vladimir R: Endothelial targeting of polymeric nanoparticles stably labeled with the PET imaging radioisotope iodine-124. Biomaterials 33(21): 5406-13, Jul 2012.

Ann-Marie Chacko, Catherine Hou, John Mikitsh, John Babich, and Daniel Pryma: Characterization of Ultratrace MIBG in mouse model of pheochromocytoma: Toward 211At-MABG therapy J. Nucl. Med. Meeting Abstracts 53(S1): 110, May 2012.

Batra, V., Chacko, A.-M., Hou, C., Belcastro, L., Winter, C., Gustafson, W. C., Weiss, W., Pryma, D. and Maris, J.: Uptake of the targeted radiotherapeutic iodinated benzylguanidine is directly related to norepinephrine receptor density on neuroblastoma cells. 2012 ASPHO Abstracts. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 58(7): 1014-97, 2012.

Chacko Ann-Marie, Nayak Madhura, Greineder Colin F, Delisser Horace M, Muzykantov Vladimir R: Collaborative enhancement of antibody binding to distinct PECAM-1 epitopes modulates endothelial targeting. PloS One 7(4): e34958, 2012.

Chacko Ann-Marie, Divgi Chaitanya R: Radiopharmaceutical chemistry with iodine-124: a non-standard radiohalogen for positron emission tomography. Medicinal Chemistry 7(5): 395-412, Sep 2011.

Chacko Ann-Marie, Hood Elizabeth D, Zern Blaine J, Muzykantov Vladimir R: Targeted Nanocarriers for Imaging and Therapy of Vascular Inflammation. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 16(3): 215-227, Jun 2011.

Chacko, A.-M., Li, C., Muzykantov, V.R., Coukos, G. and Divgi, C. R. : 124I-PET imaging of the ovarian cancer vascular marker TEM1. J. Nucl. Med. Meeting Abstracts 51(S2): 1110, May 2010.

Li, C., Hasegawa, K., Chacko, A.-M., Muzykantov, V. R., Divgi, C., Gimotty, P. A., Grasso, L. and Coukos, G.: In vivo modeling and detection of ovarian cancer vascular marker TEM1. J. Immunother. 33(8): 901, 2010.

Chacko Ann-Marie, Blankemeyer Eric, Lieberman Brian P, Qu Wenchao, Kung Hank F: 5-[18F]Fluoroalkyl pyrimidine nucleosides: probes for positron emission tomography imaging of herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase gene expression. Nuclear Medicine and Biology 36(1): 29-38, Jan 2009.

Chacko Ann-Marie, Qu Wenchao, Kung Hank F: Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of 5-[18F]fluoroalkyl pyrimidine nucleosides for molecular imaging of herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase reporter gene expression. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 51(18): 5690-701, Sep 2008.

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