Dr. Mahendra D. Chordia

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

University of Virginia, USA

Research Scientist



1991  Ph.D., Natural Product-Organic Chemistry, University of Pune, India

1985  M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, University of Pune, India

1983  B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Pune, India


  1. Synthesis of PECAM-1-specific 64Cu PET imaging agent: Evaluation of myocardial infarction caused by ischemia-reperfusion injury in mouse. L. Xiao,Y. Zhang, Z. Yang, Y. Xu, B. Kundu, M. D. Chordia, and D. Pan, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2012, 4144.
  2. A Novel Near-infrared Fluorescence Imaging Probe for in vivo Neutrophil Tracking L. Xiao,Y. Zhang, S. B. Berr, M.D. Chordia, P. Pramoonjago, L. Pu and D. Pan., Mol Imaging, 2011, 1.
  3. Neutrophil and Myleoperoxidase-Mediated Metabolism of Reduced Nimesulide: Evidence for Bioactivation. M. Yang, M.D. Chordia, F. Li, T. Huang, J. Linden, T.L. MacDonald.Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2010. 1691.
  4. A Neutrophil Targeting Heterobivalent SPECT Imaging Probe: cFLFLF-PEG- TKPPR -99m Tc. Y. Zhang, L. Xiao, M. D. Chordia, L. Locke, Mark B. Williams, Stuart S. Berr, and Dongfeng Pan, Bioconjugate Chem., 2010, 1788.
  5. New surface contacts formed upon reductive lysine methylation: Improving the probability of protein crystallization. P. Sledz, H. Zheng, K. Murzyn, M. Chruszcz, M.D. Zimmerman, M. D. Chordia, A. Joachimiak, and W. Minor, Protein Sci., 2010, 1395.
  6. A novel neutrophil-specific PET imaging agent: cFLFLF-PEG-64Cu. L. Locke, M.D. Chordia, Y. Zhang, B. Kundu, D. Kennedy, J. Paxton K. D. Fairchild, S. S. Berr, J. Linden, and D. Pan, J. Nuclear Med., 2009, 790.
  7. In Vitro Nimesulide Studies Towards Understanding Idiosyncratic Hepatotoxicity: Diiminoquinone Formation and Conjugation. F. Li, M. D. Chordia, T. Huang, and T. L. Macdonald, Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2009, 72.

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