Bijoy Kundu

Bijoy Kundu

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Bijoy Kundu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Faculty, Cardiovascular Research Center

BSc, Physics, Bombay University, India, 1990
MSc, Physics, Bombay University, India,  1992
PhD, Physics, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India, 1998

University of Virginia
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Research
Fontaine Research Park
480 Ray C. Hunt Dr., Rm 183
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Office Phone: 434-924-0284
Fax: 434-924-9435

Research Interests

The general goal of my lab is to quantitatively evaluate myocardial glucose metabolism and blood flow, using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, in mouse heart in vivo. Current areas of focus include:

  1. Development of improved Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging techniques in vivo in murine hearts
  2. Imaging metabolic remodeling in Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) in mice in vivo
  3. Imaging glucose metabolism in Insulin Resistance in vivo in mice
  4. Imaging myocardial blood flow in vivo in mouse heart
  5. Non-Invasive detection of early metabolic remodeling in LVH in humans

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Zhong M, Alonso C, Tagetmeyer H, Kundu BK, Quantitative Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Detects Early Metabolic Remodeling in a Mouse Model of Pressure Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in vivo, J Nucl Med (in press), 2012.

Zhong M, Kundu BK, Optimization of a Model Corrected Blood Input Function from Dynamic FDG-PET Images of Small Animal Heart in vivo. Presented at IEEE Medical Imaging Conference 2012, Manuscript submitted to IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 2012.

Sen S, Kundu BK, et al., Early Metabolic Remodeling Activates mTOR and Impairs Contractile Function in the Stressed Rodent Heart, Manuscript under revision, JAHA, November 2012.

Li X, Zhang Y, Yang Z, Xu Y, Kundu BK et al, Synthesis of PECAM-1-specific 64Cu PET imaging agent: Evaluation of myocardial infarction caused by ischemia-reperfusion injury in mouse. Bioorg Med Chem Lett, 2012; 22(12):4144-7.

Zhong M, Locke LW, Kundu BK, Compartment Model Corrected Blood Input function Estimate Improves with Iterative Image Reconstruction and Cardiac Gating, Journal of Nucl. Med. abstracts, 2011; 52: 2104.

Alsonso C, Zhong M, Thornhill B, Figler R, Tagetmeyer H, Kundu BK, Metabolic Adaptation Precedes Maladaptive Response in Pressure Overload Induced Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Mice: An In Vivo FDG-PET Study, Late Breaking Basic Science Abstracts, AHA Scientific Sessions. Circulation Research 2011; 109:e55-e63.

Locke LW, Williams MB, Fairchild KD, Zhong M, Kundu BK, Berr SS, FDG-PET Quantification of Lung Inflammation with Image-Derived Blood Input Function in Mice, International Journal of Molecular Imaging, Volume 2011, Article ID 356730, 2011. PMC3236466

Locke LW, Berr SS, Kundu BK, Image-Derived Input Function from Cardiac Gated Maximum a Posteriori Reconstructed PET Images in Mice, Molecular Imaging and Biology, Mol Imaging Biol. 2011 Apr;13(2):342-347. PMC3036775

Kundu BK, Figler R and Taegtmeyer H, Metabolic adaptation of the heart in a mouse model of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A PET imaging study, AHA Scientific sessions. Circulation. 2010; 122:A12755.