Primary research interest

Nano drug delivery systems for therapeutic proteins and anticancer drugs

About me

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Nano-Biotechnology in 2014 from India and moved on to the University of Queensland as a UQ Post-Doctoral Fellow. In October 2016, I was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship (Peter Doherty Biomedical Fellowship) to work on the development of targeted nanoformulations for skeletal metastasised breast cancers.

Research focus and collaborations

As a member of Associate Professor Lisbeth Grondahl’s laboratory, my research interests are lying on the development of nanoparticles systems developed from biopolymers and synthetic polymers for drug delivery applications. The key therapeutic entities which are used in the nanoencapsulation include therapeutic proteins, chemotherapeutic agents as well as anticancer phytochemicals. Currently, I am working on the development of a targeted drug encapsulated nanoparticle systems (based on PLGA polymer and sulfated alginates) for the treatment of skeletal metastasised breast cancers. 

Funded projects

  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowships (2017–2020): “Rationally designed targeted core shell nano-construct for improved anticancer effects and enhanced bone fracture healing in breast cancers metastasised to bone”
  • UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015–2016): “Sequential growth factor delivery for bone regeneration”

Teaching interests

  • Supervision of honours, master's and undergraduate students.

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