I started my academic career with a junior research fellowship in
2000 at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, after completing
my master’s in organic chemistry from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada
(SRTM) University, Nanded, India. I received my doctorate degree (magna
cum laude) in chemistry and pharmacology from the Institute of Organic
Chemistry and Pharmacology, University of Regensburg, Germany. In
November 2006, I joined the drug delivery and nanomedicine group as a
postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurosurgery at
Cedars-Sinai. In 2011, I was promoted to a project scientist in the
Nanomedicine Research Center in the Department of Neurosurgery and am
currently serving as a faculty research scientist and assistant
professor. My research interests include the development of novel
strategies to deliver therapeutic molecules across the blood-brain
barrier for imaging and treatment of CNS disorders, including brain
tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. I am also studying the effect of
particulate matter in air pollution on Alzheimer’s disease."
Breakthrough Research Areas
- Virtual biopsy for brain tumor differentiation
- Amyloid beta imaging by MRI
- Nanoimaging agents for real-time, fluorescence- guided brain tumor resection
- Targeted drug delivery across blood-brain barrier
Meet Our Team
Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Patil Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
Patil R, Galstyan A, Grodzinski ZB, Shatalova ES, Wagner S, Israel LL, Ding H, Black KL, Ljubimova JY, Holler E.
Int J Nanomedicine. 2020 May 1;15:3057-3070.
Patil R, Galstyan A, Sun T, Shatalova ES, Butte P, Mamelak AN, Carico C, Kittle DS, Grodzinski ZB, Chiechi A, Ding H, Black KL, Ljubimova JY, Holler E.
Biomaterials. 2019 Jun;206:146-159.
Sun T, Patil R, Galstyan A, Klymyshyn D, Ding H, Chesnokova A, Cavenee WK, Furnari FB, Ljubimov VA, Shatalova ES, Wagner S, Li D, Mamelak AN, Bannykh SI, Patil CG, Rudnick JD, Hu J, Grodzinski ZB, Rekechenetskiy A, Falahatian V, Lyubimov AV, Chen YL, Leoh LS, Daniels-Wells TR, Penichet ML, Holler E, Ljubimov AV, Black KL, Ljubimova JY.
Cancer Res. 2019 Mar 15;79(6):1239-1251.