shoghiKooresh Isaac Shoghi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Co-Director, Preclinical PET/CT Imaging Facility

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
510 South Kingshighway Blvd.
Campus Box 8225
St. Louis, MO 63110
Tel.: 314.362.8990; Fax.: 314.362.9940

Dr. Shoghi received his undergraduate degree in Cybernetics specializing in bioengineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomathematics, a dual-track curriculum in applied mathematics and molecular biology & integrative physiology, also at UCLA in 2005. For his dissertation, Dr. Shoghi investigated the use of a novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging agent for Alzheimer’s disease pathology by performing in-silico simulations of AD pathology, in-vitro studies, and in-vivo human imaging studies to characterize the potential use of molecular probes in imaging the pathological progression of AD. The cross-disciplinary nature of his academic and research experience spanning engineering, biology, and imaging serves as a guiding principle for his current research interests including whole-body metabolic regulation in diabetes and heart disease. He joined the faculty ranks of the Department of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. In his spare time, Dr. Shoghi enjoys photography, racquetball, and occasional soccer.

Lab Members

TWTimothy Whitehead, Ph.D.

Dr. Whitehead obtained in Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2000 from Washington University in St. Louis. For his dissertation, he characterized the use of an hepatocyte bioreactor as a bioartificial liver and for drug metabolism studies. While pursuing his doctoral degree he was also employed at Monsanto Corporation, SLU and WU in St. Louis to commercially develop the bioartificial liver, for which he is the co-inventor on the patent. He joined the Shoghi lab in 2010 to develop isolated tissue systems for bilogical evaluations of disease mechanisms and imaging applications. He is currently working on adapting the bioartificial liver for imaging PET imaging and biomarker discovery. Tim is also serves as the Lab manager. In his leisure time, he enjoys wood-work, cooking, and playing piano, recorder, baritone ukulele and harmonica.


SDSriram Devanathan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Devanathan obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Miami University focusing on the role of Arabidopsis thaliana Glyoxalase 2-1 in plant growth.  In the Shoghi Lab, Dr. Devanathan is primarily involved in characterizing sex-differences in cardiac metabolism.



Yi Su, Ph.D.

Sudheer Rani, Ph.D.

Samuel Nemanich, Ph.D. Candidate

Robert Schuh, M.D.

Ryan Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Zhongyang Fei, Ph.D.