EDUCATION & TRAINING
Assessing in vitro toxicity of nanoparticles on murine and human cell lines. In vivo toxicity was assessed in zebrafish models and in vivo biodistribution was assessed in mouse model.
Plasmonic, fluorescence, MRI, X-ray modalities of detection in a mouse animal model. Single mode and multi-mode detections.
Antibody, affibody, biologics mediated targeting. Volume loaded therapeutics, photosensitizers and radiosensitizers. This is applicable to cancer biology and neurodegenerative disease studies.
Plasmonic nanoparticles include silver and gold. Metal oxides include iron and the lanthanide series elements of gadolinium, cerium and hafnium. Porous nanoparticles are silica based or polymeric micelles.
Utilizing anisotropic and hybrid nanoparticle architectures to introduce directionality in motion, precisely orienting targeting molecules and directed exertion of force by nanosystems. Anisotropic nanoparticles can be janus hybrids or non-spherical nanoparticles and includes rods, plates, prisms and core-shells.
Present: Research Assistant Professor
The University of Notre Dame (Bioengineering -AME)
Modular synthesis of custom nanomaterials
2013: Gordon Battelle Research Fellow
Oak Ridge National Lab / Battelle Memorial
Radiolabeling, optical lithography, nanoparticle synthhesis
2003: B.Tech (Industrial Biotechnology)
Center For Biotechnology, Alagappa College of Technology - Anna University
Major: Chemical engineering
Minor: Organic chemistry, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry
1999: High School Diploma
Vana Vani Mat. Hr. Sec. School
Major: STEM field
2010: Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences)
Old Dominion University
Plasmonic nanoparticles, biosensors, bioconjugation, toxicology, fluorescence/hyperspectral/electron microscopy, cell culture
2017: Post-doctoral research associate
The University of Notre Dame
Image contrast agents (X-ray, MRI, Fluorescence) anisotropy nanoparticle synthesis