GLP Preclinical and Imaging Center
Leo Garcia Flores II, M.D., Ph.D., Core Leader of the Imaging Center
David Ranganathan, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Dr. Ranganathan received his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the School of Advanced Studies in University of Camerino (Italy). His postdoctoral training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in Washington University was focused on development of PET imaging probes. Dr. Ranganathan has joined RITA Foundation in 2012 and is collaborating with RadioMedix Inc. to validate of clinical grade radiopharmaceuticals in RadioMedix’s cGMP facility. Dr. Ranganathan is providing his expertise in conventional and fully automated systems used for synthesis of various PET traces.
Nilesh Wagh, Ph.D., Radiochemist Scientist
Dr.Wagh is working as a Radiochemist Scientist at RITA Foundation in collaboration with RadioMedix for the development of targeted theranostics. He completed post-doctoral training at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, USA on the preclinical development of diagnostic and therapeutic peptides. Dr.Wagh obtained his Ph.D. from Poona College of Pharmacy, India. He has an expertise in radiochemistry and pre-clinical validation of radiotherapeutic agents and computation optimization of structure of the targeting ligands. Dr. Wagh will support RadioMedix’s effort in design novel imaging probes and clinical dose development.