Monica Shokeen, PhD

Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Molecular Imaging Center

Research Centers:
Biophotonics Research Center
Monica Shokeen, PhD, is the vice chair for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Also an associate professor of radiology and a principal investigator in the Biophotonics Research Center, Shokeen's research is focused on investigating the underlying mechanisms of disease using molecularly targeted imaging agents to develop novel approaches for imaging cancer, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. She also serves as director of the Molecular Imaging Center.

Research Interests

Optical and nuclear imaging probes, cancer

Link to Publications

Education History


Washington University in St. Louis


Kurukshetra University


University of Delhi


American Association for Cancer Research
Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bone Oncology
Executive Diversity Committee, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Society of American Asian Scientists in Cancer Research
Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
World Molecular Imaging Society


2024 International Suffrage Science Award, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Medical Sciences
2023 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
2023 Mid-Career Award, Women In Molecular Imaging Network
2021-2024 Invited Member, Basic Science Summary Session Speaker, Oncology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
2021 Standing Member, National Institutes of Health Imaging Probes and Contrast Agents Study Section, Center for Scientific Review
2020 Fellow, Academy of Educators, Washington University School of Medicine
2020 Chair, Women in Molecular Imaging Network, World Molecular Imaging Society
2018 Invited Researcher, National Cancer Institute Multiple Myeloma Think Tank
2016 Rock Doc, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
2002-2019: Preclinical Cardiology Chairperson, Reviewer, Scientific Moderator, World Molecular Imaging Congress