Ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents could be the key to unlocking selective, effective biomedicine - but understanding the fundamental microscopic interactions within the ionic solvents is essential. My research focuses on elucidating what is happening at a molecular level, working towards the development of smart solvents that are tailored for purpose.
Allergies are leading cause of discomfort throughout the world. Small otherwise harmless molecules like pollen enter the body and induce our immune system to react in a deleterious manner. My project employs red blood cell (RBC) hitchhiking to engineer the responses of our immune system to allergens and develop tolerance against them.
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My research focuses on reducing toxicity associated with chemotherapy by using dual drug-loaded polymeric delivery systems, capable of achieving tumor reduction at lower drug doses. I have previously focused on optimizing the release rate of multiple chemotherapeutics from hyaluronic acid, and I am currently pursuing the clinical translation of hyaluronic acid based conjugates for various cancers.
I work with the design of multi-component nanoemulsions and ultimately using them as templates for the production of multi-functional nanoparticles with complex morphologies for drug delivery purposes.
Immunomodulation represents a promising approach for treating many diseases and disorders prophylactically or therapeutically. My research focuses on using red blood cell hitchhiking, transdermal vaccination, and oral vaccination to modulate the immune responses. I am also interested in using synthetic platelet and platelet hitchhiking for metastatic cancer treatment.