Mingfeng Bai, PhD
Assistant Professor

Medical/Graduate School Vanderbilt University, MS
Vanderbilt University, PhD
Clinical/Post-doctoral Fellowship Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (Post-doctoral)
& Programs
Clinical Interest Molecular Imaging of Cancers, Alzheimer's Disease and Immune System.
Research Interest Contrast agents development and preclinical optical imaging
Publications   Pin Shao, Ningyang Jia, Shaojuan Zhang, and Mingfeng Bai Synthesis and Optical Properties of Water-Soluble Biperylene-based Dendrimers ChemComm, 2014, in press.

Jelena M. Janjic, Pin Shao, Shaojuan Zhang, Sravan Kumar Patel, Xun Yang and Mingfeng Bai Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions with Fluorescent, Colloidal and Magnetic Properties Biomaterials 2014, 35(18) 4958-4968.

Zhiyuan Wu, Pin Shao, Shaojuan Zhang, and Mingfeng Bai Targeted Zwitterionic Near Infrared Fluorescent Probe for Improved Imaging of Type 2 Cannabinoid Receptors The Journal of Biomedical Optics 2014, 19(3):36006.

Shaojuan Zhang, Ningyang Jia, Pin Shao, Qin Tong, Xiangqun Xie and Mingfeng Bai Target-Selective Phototherapy Using a Ligand-Based Photosensitizer for Type 2 Cannabinoid Receptor Chemistry & Biology 2014, 21(3), 338-344. (Highlighted by Nature SciBX)

Lynn E. Samuelson, Bernard M. Anderson, Mingfeng Bai, Madeline J Dukes, Colette R. Hunt, Jonathon D. Casey, Zeqiu Han, Vassilios Papadopoulos, and Darryl J. Bornhop. A self-internalizing mitochondrial TSPO targeting imaging probe for fluorescence, MRI and EM RSC Advances 2014, 4, 9003-9011.

Shaojuan Zhang, Pin Shao and Mingfeng Bai. In Vivo Type 2 Cannabinoid Receptor-Targeted Tumor Optical Imaging Using a Near Infrared Fluorescent Probe Bioconjugate Chemistry 2013, 24(11), 1907-1916.

James J. Burston, Devi R. Sagar, Pin Shao, Mingfeng Bai, Emma King, Louis Brailsford, Jenna M. Turner, Gareth J. Hathway, Andrew J. Bennett, David A. Walsh, David A. Kendall, Aron H. Lichtman, and Victoria Chapman. Cannabinoid CB2 receptors regulate central sensitization and pain responses associated with osteoarthritis of the knee joint PLOS ONE 2013, 8(11), e80440.

Hye-Yeong Kim, Michael Mcclincy, Nam V. Vo, Gwendolyn A. Sowa, James D. Kang, Mingfeng Bai. A Functional Fluorophore for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Imaging The Journal of Biomedical Optics 2013, 18(10), 101308.

Duanwen Shen, Mingfeng Bai, Rui Tang, Baogang Xu, Xiaoming Ju, Richard G. Pestell and Samuel Achilefu. Dual fluorescent molecular substrates report selectively the activation, sustainability and reversibility of cellular PKB/Akt activity Scientific Reports 2013, 3:1697.

Mingzhou Zhou, Xuan Zhang, Mingfeng Bai, Duanwen Shen, Baogang Xu, Jeffery Kao, Xia Ge and Samuel Achilefu. Click reaction-mediated functionalization of near-infrared pyrrolopyrrole cyanine dyes for biological imaging applications RSC Advances 2013, 3(19), 6756-6758.

Hye-Yeong Kim, Urmi Sengupta, Shao Pin, Marcos J. Guerrero-Muoz, Rakez Kayed, Mingfeng Bai. Alzheimers Disease Imaging with a Novel Tau Targeted Near Infrared Ratiometric Probe American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2013, 3(2) 102-117.

Pin Shao, Mingfeng Bai. Photostable, Hydrophilic and Functional Near Infrared Quaterrylenediimide-cored Dendrimers for Biomedical Imaging ChemComm 2012, 48(76), 9498-9500.

Shelby K. Wyatt, H. Charles Manning, Mingfeng Bai, Moneeb Ehtesham, Khubaib Y. Mapara, Reid C. Thompson, and Darryl J. Bornhop. Preclinical Molecular Imaging of the Translocator Protein (TSPO) in a Metastases Model Based on Breast Cancer Xenografts Propagated in the Murine Brain Current Molecular Medicine 2012,12(4), 458-466.

Mingfeng Bai, Darryl J. Bornhop. Recent Advances in Receptor-Targeted Fluorescent Probes for In Vivo Cancer Imaging Current Medicinal Chemistry 2012, 19(28), 4742-58.

Michelle Sexton, Grace Woodruff, Eric A. Horne, Yi Hsing Lin, Giulio G. Muccioli, Mingfeng Bai, Eric Stern, Darryl J. Bornhop, and Nephi Stella, "NIR-mbc94, a Fluorescent Ligand that Binds to Endogenous CB2 Receptors and Is Amenable to High-Throughput Screening" Chemistry & Biology, 2011, 18(5), 563-568.
Honors and  
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.