PhD fellow in Nanochemistry/ Drug Discovery and Development, working with Iron Oxide based drug delivery systems utilizing thermo responsive and other smart Nanomaterials for Hyperthermia-induced Eradication of Cancer and Cancer stem-like cells. Specializing in targeting Cancer Stem Cells along side generic Cancer cell, thus addressing the current and more pressing issues in cancer therapy using Combinatorial drug delivery systems. Currently focusing on Breast and Colon Cancer Stem cells. Testing toxicity of this systems in-vitro and studying the mode of uptake, followed by extrapolating it towards in-vivo mice model studies. Also involved in a collaborated research on studying the cancer cells and cancer stem cells uptake of Carbon-based Nanoparticles with low toxicity profile, for utilizing the same for imaging and drug delivery purposes.
I have a Master's of Technology degree in Medical Nanotechnology from SASTRA University, India. It was a 5 years integrated course with B.tech in bioengineering and M.tech in medical nanotechnology. The core nanotechnology courses started from 3rd year, 2nd semester. The previous years were focused on basic bioengineering subjects. Did my master's final year project at Dr.Ali Khademhosseini's lab, Harvard-MIT-Health Science and Technology (HST) under partnership with Partner's health care and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Boston, Massachusetts. The lab has various subgroup and I worked under tissue engineering stream. During my stay, I was working on developing a biochip for migration study of human breast cancer cell line (MDA-MB 231s). Was mainly performing microfabrication technique to develop the required design over the polymer we studied.