Leena Hogan

Organic Chemist / Instrument Officer
Phone - +61 2 9717 9774
 Leena Hogan



Role at ANSTO


Leena works on the development of new ligand systems for 68Ga and 177Lu.




Before joining ANSTO Lifesciences in 2010, Leena spent 4 years with Ceramisphere, an ANSTO start-up company, working to commercialise patented encapsulation and controlled release technology based on sub-micron ceramic (e.g. silica) micro-spheres.


Qualifications & Achievements


Leena is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney under the collaborative leadership of Dr Nigel Lengkeek (ANSTO), Dr Benjamin Fraser (ANSTO), Professor Trevor Hambley (USyd) and Dr Michela Simone (USyd).


Leena completed a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Adv) Hons from the University of Wollongong in 2006 and is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Women in Nuclear association


Selected publications

Roberts, M. P., Nguyen, V., Ashford, M. E., Berghofer, P., Wyatt, N. A., Krause-Heuer, A. M., Pham, T. Q., Taylor, S. R., Hogan, L., Jiang, C. D., Fraser, B. H., Lengkeek, N. A., Matesic, L., Gregoire, M. C., Denoyer, D., Hicks, R. J and Greguric, I. Synthesis and in vivo evaluation of [123I]melanin-targeted agents. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58(15), 6214-6224 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b00777

Krause-Heuer, A. M., Howell, N. R., Matesic, L., Dhand, G., Young, E. L., Burgess, L., Jiang, C. D., Lengkeek, N. A., Fookes, C. J. R., Pham, T. Q., Sobrio, F., Greguric, I., Fraser, B. H. A new class of fluorinated 5-pyrrolidinylsulfonyl isatin caspase inhibitors for PET imaging of apoptosis. MedChemComm, 2(4), 347-352 (2013). doi: 10.1039/C2MD20249B


Verdurand, M., Dalton, V. S., Nguyen, V., Gregoire, M-C., Zahra, D., Wyatt, N., Burgess, L., Greguric, I., Zavitsanou, K. Prenatal poly I:C age-dependently alters cannabinoid type 1 receptors in offspring : a longitudinal small animal PET study using [18F]MK-9470. Experimental Neurology, 257, 162–169 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2014.05.00