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Behnaz’s paper is published on ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

Congratulations to Behnaz for having her paper “Virus Mimicking Polymer Nanoparticles Targeting CD169+ Macrophages as Long-acting Nanocarriers for Combination Antiretrovirals” accepted by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces! In this work, we optimize and utilize lipid-coated polymer nanoparticles as multi-drug carriers for targeted delivery and release of antiretroviral drugs rilpivirine (RPV) and cabotegravir (CAB), which inhibit […]

Our paper is published on PNAS

Our paper “Interfacial Hydration Determines Orientational and Functional Dimorphism of Sterol-Derived Raman Tags in Lipid-Coated Nanoparticles” in collaboration with Prof. Straub’s and Prof. Snyder’s groups is published on PNAS! In this work, we probe and model the orientational modes of alkyne-modified sterol derivatives in different categories of lipid membranes, and implement effective Raman tags for […]

Congrats, Dr. Eshaghi!

Congratulations to Behnaz for the successful defense of her thesis titled “HIV-1 Mimicking Lipid-coated Polymer Nanoparticles:  Fundamentals and Applications”! Wish you best of luck in your future research and life!

Welcome, Erik, Tianhong and Yuanqing!

Warmest welcome to Erik, Tianhong and Yuanqing, the newest graduate students to join the Reinhard lab this year! Erik is from the Materials Science & Engineering division with a research interest in nano-bio interface, Tianhong and Yuanqing are both from the department of chemistry with research interests respectively in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis and nano-bio interface. […]

Qianyun’s paper is accepted by Nano Select!

Congrats to Qianyun for getting a second paper published during her PhD! This paper investigates the effect of polystyrene nanoparticles on the structural and metabolomic behaviors of intestinal cells through surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and is meaningful for understanding the influence of nanoplastics ingestion on human health. Read the paper here: Characterizing Nanoplastics-Induced Stress and […]

Our group’s review is published on Nanoscale!

Our group’s recent review by Xingda, Prof. Shyam Erramilli and Prof. Reinhard is published on Nanoscale! This review discusses recent progresses in plasmonic nanostructures as antimicrobial reagents through light-dependent, -independent and controlled delivery & release pathways against bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Check out the review here: Plasmonic Nano-Antimicrobials: Properties, Mechanisms and Applications in Microbe […]

Congrats to Behnaz for her recent paper!

Congratulations to Behnaz for a great paper published on Advanced Science in our group’s particle-cell interaction direction. Check it out at