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 “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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 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 […]
Contratulations to Qianyun for her successful defense! Wish you all the best in the following research and life!
Congratulations to Behnaz for a great paper published on Advanced Science in our group’s particle-cell interaction direction. Check it out at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/advs.202000649.