Special Issues

Special issue is an effective way to communicate current knowledge in a particular field to researchers working in the field and interested readers. Articles in the special issues may include reviews, researcher papers, communications and other types as deemed appropriate by the editors. Note: Publication fees are requred for special issue papers.


Published Special Issues

MicroRNAs - A New Generation Molecular Targets for Treating Cellular Diseases. Guest editor: Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging as a Tool to Study Biology. Guest editors: Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Porcel, Mayo Clinic, and Joseph C. Wu, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Quantitative Methods for Molecular Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging. Guest editor: Quanzheng Li, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.

Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor (uPAR) Targeted Theranostics for Image-Guided Treatment of Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases. Guest editors: Drs. Lily Yang and Hui Mao, Emory University School of Medicine.

Nanoparticles-based Monitoring of Stem Cell Therapy. Guest editors: Chenjie Xu, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Weian Zhao, University of California, Irvine.

Theranostic Upconversion Nanoparticles. Part I and Part II. Guest editors: Gang Han (University of Massachusetts Medical School) & Guanying Chen (The State University of New York at Buffalo).

Nanophotonics and theranostics: will light do the magic? Guest editor: Dmitri Lapotko, Ph.D., Director, Joint American-Belarussian Laboratory for Fundamental and Biomedical Nanophotonics, Rice University.

CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Overview: Biology, Pathology and Applications in Imaging and Therapy. Guest editors: Orit Jacobson & Ido Dov Weiss, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital.

Theranostic Biocolloids: Soft Matter Colloids for Imaging and Therapy. Guest editors: Dr. Mark Borden, University of Colorado, and Kaushal Rege, Arizona State University.

Image Guided Biodistribution of Drugs and Drug Delivery. Guest editors: Dr. Hong Ding and Dr. Fang Wu, SUNY-Buffalo.

Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines for Theranostics. Guest editors: Jonathan F. Lovell, State University of New York, Buffalo, and Pui-Chi Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Quantum Dots for Biophotonics. Guest editor: Ken-Tye Yong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Molecular Imaging and Radiotherapy: Theranostics for Personalized Patient Management. Editor: Irina Velikyan, Ph.D., Uppsala University.

Reporter Gene Imaging in Diagnosis and Therapy. Editors: Dr. Pritha Ray and Dr. Abhijit De, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India.

Nano-Carbons as Theranostics. Guest editors: Zhuang Liu, Ph.D. Professor, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, and Xing-Jie Liang, Ph.D. Chief, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.

Protease Activity: Meeting Its Theranostic Potential. Guest editors: Seulki Lee, Ph.D., Group Leader, Theranostic Nanomedicine Section, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH; Kwangmeyung Kim, Ph.D., Lab Chief, Biomedical Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

Magnetic nanoparticle-based theranostics. Guest editors: Sangyong Jon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and Jin Xie, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Integrin Targeted Imaging and Therapy


Scheduled Special Issues

Special Issue - Translational Theranostics. Guest editor: Tony Y. Hu, PhD, Cornell University.

Special Issue - High-Z Nanoparticles for Theranostics. Guest editors: Anil Pradhan, Yan Yu, Sultana Nurun Nahar.