Ali Arbab


Ali Arbab


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School


I have 29 years of experience in imaging science, involving MRI, SPECT, CT, ultrasound, and optical imaging modalities. I am also experienced in cell biology (including stem cells), cell transfection, tumor model preparation, flow cytometry, immunochemistry, and cancer cell biology.

  • (706) 721-8909
  • (706) 434-6406


  • Ph.D., Medical Scientist. Yamanashi Medical University, 1998

  • MD, Medicine University of Dhaka, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Grant Reviewer The National Institutes of Health, 2019

  • Grant reviewer California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, 2017

  • Travel Award Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2008

  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) The National Institutes of Health, 2003

  • Asia-Oceania Young Investigator’s Award Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1999

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8215

    Fundamentals of Oncology I
  • BCMB 9300



Selected Recent Publications

  • [(125) I]IodoDPA-713 Binding to 18 kDa Translocator Protein (TSPO) in a Mouse Model of Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Implications for Neuroimaging, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • CXCR2-Expressing Tumor Cells Drive Vascular Mimicry in Antiangiogenic Therapy-Resistant Glioblastoma, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Delineating Pro-Angiogenic Myeloid Cells in Cancer Therapy, 2018
  • Giant Magnetic Heat Induction of Magnesium-Doped gamma-Fe2O3 Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Completely Killing Tumors, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Glucocorticoid-Induced Leucine Zipper Promotes Neutrophil and T-Cell Polarization with Protective Effects in Acute Kidney Injury, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

> Understanding the mechanisms of resistant to antiangiogenic treatment in solid tumors. > Targeting arachidonic acid metabolites for the treatment of solid tumors. >Tumor cell-secreted exosomes in modulating tumor microenvironment and niche for distal metastasis. > Generation of tissue-specific MRI and SPECT contrast agents and drug delivery system (nanoparticles).

Professional Service

  • - 2015

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • - 2015

    Role: Reviewer