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Ivis Chaple.

Ivis Chaple Gore

Assistant Professor


Ivis Chaple Gore is a radiochemist with experience in isotope production and radiochemistry for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging applications. Her research interests focus on developing novel radiometal-based probes for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) diagnostic imaging of disease states, and theragnostic approaches for treatment. Additionally, she is interested in developing novel methods for separation of actinides and lanthanides from each other, using resins for ion exchange chromatography.


Her lab is focused on developing novel radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and treatment of various disease states, such as cancer. They conduct radiochemical assays for radiopharmaceutical development, and in vitro and in vivo studies for determination of successful cellular targeting. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory 2021-2022, Project advisors: Michael E. Fassbender and Veronika Mocko. Research:

  • Separation of Actinides and Lanthanides using Ionic-Liquid Impregnated Resins
  • Novel HPLC based separation of Tb from Irradiated Dy Pucks
  • Separation of Neptunium-236 from Irradiated U Targets

PhD in Biochemistry 2016-2021, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program, PhD Advisor: Suzanne E. Lapi.

  • PhD Thesis: “Production of Titanium-45 for PET Imaging of PSMA+ Prostate Cancer”

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Honors 2013-2016, Florida International University

Professional Service

  • Peer Reviewer for Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, and Scientific Reports
  • Member of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Member of American Chemical Society
  • Member of American Nuclear Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • ERF SNMMI Predoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program
    • 338650.01.01.2020984.10
    • September 2019-August 2021
  • Alavi-Mandell Award
    • April 2019
  • DOE Bursary Award
    • August 2018
  • GSG Travel Grant
    • March 2018
  • Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship
    • June 2016
  • SOFLACS Undergraduate Travel Award
    • February 2016
  • NRC Nuclear Scholarship
    • November 2015- May 2016


For a complete list of Chaple's publications, view her Google Scholar page.

  • Chaple IF, Lapi SE. Production and Use of the First-Row Transition Metal PET Radionuclides (43,44)Sc, (52)Mn, and (45)Ti. J Nucl Med. 2018 Nov’59(11):1655-1659
  • Chaple IF, Thiele K, Thaggard G, Fernandez S, Boros E, Lapi SE. Optimized methods for production and purification of Titanium-45 . Appl Radiat Isot. 2020;166:109398. doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2020.109398
  • Chaple IF, Houson HA, Koller A, Pandey A, Boros E, Lapi SE. 45Ti targeted tracers for PET imaging of PSMA. Nucl Med Biol. 2022 May-Jun;108-109:16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2022.01.005. Epub 2022 Feb 4. PMID: 35189565.
  • Koller AJ, Saini S, Chaple IF, Joaqui-Joaqui MA, Paterson BM, Ma MT, Blower PJ, Pierre VC, Robinson JR, Lapi SE, Boros E. A General Design Strategy Enabling the Synthesis of Hydrolysis-Resistant, Water-Stable Titanium(IV) Complexes. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2022 May 23;61(22):e202201211. doi: 10.1002/anie.202201211. Epub 2022 Mar 29. PMID: 35263017
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