Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research interest is in the area of protein delivery and immunotherapy.
Current research projects:
1. Development of lipidic nano particle containing therapeutic proteins and is supported by NHLBI/NIH. The overall goal of the project is to improve therapeutic efficacy of protein based therapies for bleeding and lysosomal disorders using a multidisciplinary approach involving Biophysics/Bioengineering, immunology and pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics.
2. Re-activating Memory T Cells in the Microenvironment of Human Tumors and development of in situ vaccination. This project is supported by NCI/NIH (Dr. Bankert, PI, Balu-Iyer Co-PI). Our aim is to to rationally develop therapeutic intervention by understanding the molecular mechanism of TCR arrest.
3. Develop novel strategies to treat food allergies and autoimmune conditions using the tolerogenic properties of biomolecules.
4. Formulation and delivery of Monoclonal antibody based products: Understand and develop strategies to improve efficacy of antibody based therapeutics particularly given via sc route of administration