EDUCATION & TRAINING 

RESEARCH INTERESTS  

Nanotoxicology

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.

Biomedical Image Contrast Agents

Plasmonic, fluorescence, MRI, X-ray modalities of detection in a mouse animal model. Single mode and multi-mode detections.

Precision Nanoprobes

Antibody, affibody, biologics mediated targeting. Volume loaded therapeutics, photosensitizers and radiosensitizers. This is applicable to cancer biology and neurodegenerative disease studies.

Custom Synthesis of Metal/ Porous Nanoparticles

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. 

Molecular Nanotechnology

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