Beth A. Goins, Ph.D.



Dr. Beth Goins' lab uses imaging technology to characterize drug delivery of lipid nanoparticles (liposomes) in various disease models. 

This research is pre-clinical development of liposome-based drugs so small animal imaging methods and instrumentation (microSPECT. microPET, microCT, ultrasound) are also of interest.

Selected Publications 

Phillips WT, Lemen L, Goins B, Rudolph AS, Klipper R, Fresne D, Jerabek, PA, Emch ME, Martin C, Fox PT, McMahan CA. Use of Oxygen-15 to Measure Oxygen-Carrying Capacity of Blood Substitutes In Vivo. Am J Physiol 272:H2492-H2499, 1997.

Goins BA, Phillips WT. The Use of Scintigraphic Imaging as a Tool in the Development of Liposome Formulations. Prog Lipid Res, 40:95-123, 2001.

Phillips WT, Andrews T, Liu H, Klipper R, Landry AJ, Blumhardt R, Goins B. Evaluation of [99mTc] Liposomes as Lymphoscintigraphic Agents: Comparison with [99mTc] Sulfur Colloid and [99mTc] Human Serum Albumin. Nucl Med Biol 28:435-444, 2001.

Phillips WT, Medina LA, Klipper R, Goins BA Novel Approach for the Increased Delivery of Pharmaceutical Agents to Peritoneum and Associated Lymph Nodes. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 303: 11-16, 2002.

Bao A, Phillips W, Negrete G, Klipper R, Goins B99mTc/186Re/188Re-Liposome Radiolabeling for Nuclear Imaging and Targeted Radionuclide Therapy. In: Technetium, Rhenium and Other Metals in Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine 6. M Nicolini and U Mazzi (eds) SGE Editoriali, Italy, pp. 381-386, 2002.

Goins BA, Phillips WT. Radiolabeled Liposomes for Imaging and Biodistribution Studies In: Liposomes: A Practical Approach. V Weissig, V Torchilin (eds) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. pp. 319-336, 2003.



Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, 1988

M.S., Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, 1985

B.S., Chemistry, King College, 1980



Phone: (210) 567-5544

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