Mausam Kalita, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Researcher, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1450 Third St
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4847-2678 Additional info
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    Kansas State University2008Terry C. Johnson Basic Cancer Research Award
    Kansas State University 2010Fateley-Hammaker Collaboration in Research Award
    Gordon Conference 2014Invited Speaker, Late Breaking Topics
    JACS, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Molecular Imaging, Nanomedicine:Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine2016Reviewer

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    My ambition is to develop novel optical and chemical tools to solve diagnostic and therapeutic problems by integrating organic and material chemistry, biochemistry and biology. My research in chemistry-nanoscience-glycobiology interface has produced several peer-reviewed publications and a patent involving a nanosensor which diagnoses life-threatening contaminant in pharmaceutical grade heparin, an anticoagulant used extensively during surgery. This probe will protect humans from severe immune response stimulated by this contaminant. I am currently developing several other biosensors, which can image biomarkers involved in pathophysiological conditions such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and bacterial infection. At UCSF, my projects focus on the development of a) low nanomolar inhibitors of glycosyltransferase enzymes for glioblastoma therapy (PI- Joanna Phillips) and b) PET probes for selective imaging of active bacterial infection (PI- David Wilson). We are excited to introduce our first PET probe in humans for infection screening later in 2018.

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    1. Arabinofuranose-derived positron-emission tomography radiotracers for detection of pathogenic microorganisms. J Labelled Comp Radiopharm. 2020 May 15; 63(5):231-239. Kalita M, Parker MFL, Luu JM, Stewart MN, Blecha JE, VanBrocklin HF, Evans MJ, Flavell RR, Rosenberg OS, Ohliger MA, Wilson DM. PMID: 32222086.
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    2. A glycan-based approach to therapeutic angiogenesis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0182301. Chua JS, Tran VM, Kalita M, Quintero MV, Antelope O, Muruganandam G, Saijoh Y, Kuberan B. PMID: 28763512.
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    3. BODIPY-Conjugated Xyloside Primes Fluorescent Glycosaminoglycans in the Inner Ear of Opsanus tau. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2016 Dec; 17(6):525-540. Holman HA, Tran VM, Kalita M, Nguyen LN, Arungundram S, Kuberan B, Rabbitt RD. PMID: 27619213.
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    4. Synthesis and biomedical applications of xylosides. Methods Mol Biol. 2015; 1229:517-28. Kalita M, Quintero MV, Raman K, Tran VM, Kuberan B. PMID: 25325977.
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    5. Nanoplatforms for highly sensitive fluorescence detection of cancer-related proteases. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2014 Feb; 13(2):231-40. Wang H, Udukala DN, Samarakoon TN, Basel MT, Kalita M, Abayaweera G, Manawadu H, Malalasekera A, Robinson C, Villanueva D, Maynez P, Bossmann L, Riedy E, Barriga J, Wang N, Li P, Higgins DA, Zhu G, Troyer DL, Bossmann SH. PMID: 24096539.
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    6. A nanosensor for ultrasensitive detection of oversulfated chondroitin sulfate contaminant in heparin. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Jan 15; 136(2):554-7. Kalita M, Balivada S, Swarup VP, Mencio C, Raman K, Desai UR, Troyer D, Kuberan B. PMID: 24127748.
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    7. A hybrid soft solar cell based on the mycobacterial porin MspA linked to a sensitizer-viologen Diad. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 May 08; 135(18):6842-5. Perera AS, Subbaiyan NK, Kalita M, Wendel SO, Samarakoon TN, D'Souza F, Bossmann SH. PMID: 23611424.
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    8. Channel blocking of MspA revisited. Langmuir. 2013 Jan 08; 29(1):308-15. Perera AS, Wang H, Basel MT, Pokhrel MR, Gamage PS, Kalita M, Wendel S, Sears B, Welideniya D, Liu Y, Turro C, Troyer DL, Bossmann SH. PMID: 23214433.
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    9. Maleimide-functionalized photochromic spirodihydroindolizines. J Org Chem. 2013 Mar 01; 78(5):1903-9. Shrestha TB, Kalita M, Pokhrel MR, Liu Y, Troyer DL, Turro C, Bossmann SH, Dürr H. PMID: 23095100.
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    10. Stem cell-based photodynamic therapy. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012 Jul; 11(7):1251-8. Shrestha TB, Seo GM, Basel MT, Kalita M, Wang H, Villanueva D, Pyle M, Balivada S, Rachakatla RS, Shinogle H, Thapa PS, Moore D, Troyer DL, Bossmann SH. PMID: 22565929.
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    11. Direct synthesis of aqueous quantum dots through 4,4'-bipyridine-based twin ligand strategy. Inorg Chem. 2012 Apr 16; 51(8):4521-6. Kalita M, Cingarapu S, Roy S, Park SC, Higgins D, Jankowiak R, Chikan V, Klabunde KJ, Bossmann SH. PMID: 22443511.
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    12. MspA Porin-Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies: Enhanced Binding through a Controlled Cysteine Mutation. Nano Lett. 2008 Apr; 8(4):1229-36. Dani RK, Kang M, Kalita M, Smith PE, Bossmann SH, Chikan V. PMID: 18318505.
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