Choi Lab

About the lab

PI: Hak Soo Choi

Dr. Choi’s laboratory focuses on the development of novel contrast agents for tissue- and organ-specific targeting and diagnosis. Of particular interest is “Structure-Inherent Targeting,” where small molecules can be used for targeting, imaging, diagnosis and therapy by specifically visualizing target tissue with high optical properties and by avoiding nonspecific uptake in normal background tissues.

Research

Development of targeted multifunctional nanoprobes for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors 

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors cannot be adequately treated using conventional treatments and remain an unanswered health concern. Nanoprobes can provide sensitive and specific imaging of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors for early diagnosis, site-specific delivery of chemotherapeutic agents, and laparoscopic image-guided surgery.

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      Selected Publications

      • Lee JH, Jung SY, Park GK, Bao K, Hyun H, El Fakhri G, Choi HS. Fluorometric Imaging for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Adv Sci (Weinh) 2020; 7(1):1902267
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      • Kang H, Stiles WR, Baek Y, Nomura S, Bao K, Hu S, Park GK, Jo MJ, I H, Coll JL, Rubin BP, Choi HS. Renal Clearable Theranostic Nanoplatforms for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. Adv. Mater. Weinheim 2019; ():e1905899
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      • Kang H, Rho S, Stiles WR, Hu S, Baek Y, Hwang DW, Kashiwagi S, Kim MS, Choi HS. Size-Dependent EPR Effect of Polymeric Nanoparticles on Tumor Targeting. Adv Healthc Mater 2019; 9(1):e1901223
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      • Ji Y, Wang Z, Bao K, Park GK, Kang H, Hu S, McDonald E, Kim MS, Kashiwagi S, Choi HS. Targeted molecular imaging of TLR4 in hepatocellular carcinoma using zwitterionic near-infrared fluorophores. Quant Imaging Med Surg 2019; 9(9):1548-1555
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      • Yang C, Park GK, McDonald EJ, Choi HS. Targeted Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging for Regenerative Medicine. Tissue Eng Regen Med 2019; 16(5):433-442
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      • Das P, Santos S, Park GK, Hoseok I, Choi HS. Real-Time Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracic Surgery. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(4):205-220
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      • Sajedi S, Sabet H, Choi HS. Intraoperative biophotonic imaging systems for image-guided interventions. Nanophotonics 2019; 8(1):99-116
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      • Park GK, Lee JH, Levitz A, El Fakhri G, Hwang NS, Henary M, Choi HS. Lysosome-Targeted Bioprobes for Sequential Cell Tracking from Macroscopic to Microscopic Scales. Adv. Mater. Weinheim 2019; 31(14):e1806216
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      • Son J, Yi G, Yoo J, Park C, Koo H, Choi HS. Light-responsive nanomedicine for biophotonic imaging and targeted therapy. Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2019; 138:133-147
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      • Wada H, Hyun H, Bao K, Lee JH, El Fakhri G, Choi Y, Choi HS. Multivalent Mannose-Decorated NIR Nanoprobes for Targeting Pan Lymph Nodes. Chem Eng J 2018; 340():51-57
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      • Hu S, Kang H, Baek Y, El Fakhri G, Kuang A, Choi HS. Real-Time Imaging of Brain Tumor for Image-Guided Surgery. Adv Healthc Mater 2018; ():e1800066
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      • Bao K, Lee JH, Kang H, Park GK, El Fakhri G, Choi HS. PSMA-targeted contrast agents for intraoperative imaging of prostate cancer. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2017; 53(10):1611-1614
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      • Choi NC, Gainor J, Ackman J, Lim R, Sharp GC, El Fakhri G, Niemierko A. ORAL02.03: Robust Correlation Between Metabolic Response Measured with F-FDG PET Soon After Therapy and Clinical Outcome in Lung Cancer: Topic: Radiation Oncology. J Thorac Oncol 2016; 11(11S):S253-S254
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      • Koo H, Lee JH, Bao K, Wu Y, El Fakhri G, Henary M, Yun SH, Choi HS. Site-Specific In Vivo Bioorthogonal Ligation via Chemical Modulation. Adv Healthc Mater 2016; 5(19):2510-2516
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      • Owens EA, Henary M, El Fakhri G, Choi HS. Tissue-Specific Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging. Acc. Chem. Res. 2016; 49(9):1731-40
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      • Ashitate Y, Levitz A, Park MH, Hyun H, Venugopal V, Park G, El Fakhri G, Henary M, Gioux S, Frangioni JV, Choi HS. Endocrine-specific NIR fluorophores for adrenal gland targeting. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 2016; 52(67):10305-8
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      • Kang H, Gravier J, Bao K, Wada H, Lee JH, Baek Y, El Fakhri G, Gioux S, Rubin BP, Coll JL, Choi HS. Renal Clearable Organic Nanocarriers for Bioimaging and Drug Delivery. Adv. Mater. Weinheim 2016; 28(37):8162-8168
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