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Saman Sadeghi, Ph.D.

Work Email Address: samsadeghi@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Phone Number: 310-825-3170

Work Address:
780 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Department / Division Affiliations
Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area
Assistant Professor In-Residence, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests
Dr. Sadeghi's research team is working to improve synthesis methods and develop new PET tracers to support emerging research projects. Current projects include: Development of more efficient synthetic pathways to label radiopharmaceutical molecules for cancer diagnostics; Miniaturized on chip analytical techniques for separation and identification of solvents and impurities associated with synthesis of common PET probes; Developing electrochemical regioselective synthesis techniques and platforms for direct nucleophilic [18F] fluorination; Electrochemically assisted solvent exchange and automated flow-through synthesizers.

Shah Gaurav J, Ding Huijiang, Sadeghi Saman, Chen Supin, Kim Chang-Jin Cj, van Dam R Michael On-demand droplet loading for automated organic chemistry on digital microfluidics. Lab on a chip. 2013; .
Sadeghi Saman, Liang Vincent, Cheung Shilin, Woo Suh, Wu Curtis, Ly Jimmy, Deng Yuliang, Eddings Mark, van Dam R Michael Reusable electrochemical cell for rapid separation of [18F]fluoride from [18O]water for flow-through synthesis of 18F-labeled tracers. Applied radiation and isotopes. 2013; 75: 85-94.
Ding Huijiang, Sadeghi Saman, Shah Gaurav J, Chen Supin, Keng Pei Yuin, Kim Chang-Jin C J, van Dam R Michael Accurate dispensing of volatile reagents on demand for chemical reactions in EWOD chips. Lab on a chip. 2012; 12(18): 3331-40.
Sadeghi, S; Thompson, M. Electrochemistry, Emergent Patterns and Inorganic Intelligent Response. Molecular and Supramolecular Information Processing. 2012; Katz, Evgeny (ed.): .
Sadeghi Saman, Ding Huijiang, Shah Gaurav J, Chen Supin, Keng Pei Yuin, Kim Chang-Jin Cj, van Dam R Michael On chip droplet characterization: A practical, high-sensitivity measurement of droplet impedance in digital microfluidics. Analytical chemistry. 2012; .
Sadeghi, S., W. A. MacKay, R. M. van Dam, M. Thompson Algorithm for real-time detection of signal patterns using phase synchrony: an application to an electrode array. Measurement Science and Technology . 2011; 22: 025802.
Keng Pei Yuin, Chen Supin, Ding Huijiang, Sadeghi Saman, Shah Gaurav J, Dooraghi Alex, Phelps Michael E, Satyamurthy Nagichettiar, Chatziioannou Arion F, Kim Chang-Jin Cj, van Dam R Michael Micro-chemical synthesis of molecular probes on an electronic microfluidic device. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2011; .
Sadeghi Saman, Thompson Michael Towards information processing from nonlinear physical chemistry: a synthetic electrochemical cognitive system. Bio Systems. 2011; 102(2-3): 99-111.
Sadeghi Saman, Thompson Michael Temporal patterns and oscillatory voltage perturbation during an electrochemical process. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 2010; 12(25): 6795-809.
Cheran, L. E., S. Johnstone, S. Sadeghi, M. Thompson Work-function measurement by high-resolution scanning Kelvin nanoprobe. Measurement Science and Technology. 2007; 18: 567.
Thompson Michael, Cheran Larisa-Emilia, Zhang Mingquan, Chacko Melissa, Huo Hong, Sadeghi Saman Label-free detection of nucleic acid and protein microarrays by scanning Kelvin nanoprobe. Biosensors & bioelectronics. 2005; 20(8): 1471-81.
Cheran Larisa-Emilia, Sadeghi Saman, Thompson Michael Scanning Kelvin nanoprobe detection in materials science and biochemical analysis. The Analyst. 2005; 130(12): 1569-76.
D Chen, S Sadeghi, S Mann On the design of HI-based biofeedback interfaces. IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2002; 7: .
D Chen, S Sadeghi, S Mann HI-Cam: intelligent biofeedback signal processing. Proceedings. Fifth International Symposium on Wearable computers 2001; 178-180.
Michael Thompson, Larisa-Emilia Cheran, Saman Sadeghi Sensor Technology in Neuroscience. RSC Detection Science Series. 2013; .
Murphy Jennifer M, Armijo Amanda L, Nomme Julian, Lee Chi Hang, Smith Quentin A, Li Zheng, Campbell Dean O, Liao Hsiang-I, Nathanson David A, Austin Wayne R, Lee Jason T, Darvish Ryan, Wei Liu, Wang Jue, Su Ying, Damoiseaux Robert, Sadeghi Saman, Phelps Michael E, Herschman Harvey R, Czernin Johannes, Alexandrova Anastassia N, Jung Michael E, Lavie Arnon, Radu Caius G Development of new deoxycytidine kinase inhibitors and noninvasive in vivo evaluation using positron emission tomography. Journal of medicinal chemistry. 2013; 56(17): 6696-708.
Nathanson David A, Armijo Amanda L, Tom Michelle, Li Zheng, Dimitrova Elizabeth, Austin Wayne R, Nomme Julian, Campbell Dean O, Ta Lisa, Le Thuc M, Lee Jason T, Darvish Ryan, Gordin Ari, Wei Liu, Liao Hsiang-I, Wilks Moses, Martin Colette, Sadeghi Saman, Murphy Jennifer M, Boulos Nidal, Phelps Michael E, Faull Kym F, Herschman Harvey R, Jung Michael E, Czernin Johannes, Lavie Arnon, Radu Caius G Co-targeting of convergent nucleotide biosynthetic pathways for leukemia eradication. The Journal of experimental medicine. 2014; .
Cheung Shilin, Ly Jimmy, Lazari Mark, Sadeghi Saman, Keng Pei Yuin, van Dam R Michael The separation and detection of PET tracers via capillary electrophoresis for chemical identity and purity analysis. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. 2014; 94C: 12-18.
Banu Khaleda, Shimura Takayoshi, Sadeghi Saman Selective detection and recovery of gold at tannin-immobilized non-conducting electrode. Analytica chimica acta. 2015; 853: 207-13.
He Qinggang, Wang Ying, Alfeazi Ines, Sadeghi Saman Electrochemical nucleophilic synthesis of di-tert-butyl-(4-[18F]fluoro-1,2-phenylene)-dicarbonate. Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine. 2014; 92: 52-7.
Mosessian Sherly, Duarte-Vogel Sandra M, Stout David B, Roos Kenneth P, Lawson Gregory W, Jordan Maria C, Ogden Amanda, Matter Cheryl, Sadeghi Saman, Mills George Q, Schelbert Heinrich R, Radu Caius G, Czernin Johannes, Couto Marcelo, Phelps Michael E INDs for PET molecular imaging probes-approach by an academic institution. Molecular imaging and biology : MIB : the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging. 2014; 16(4): 441-8.