Doctoral Portfolio Program Student Prinda Wanakule Wins Fall 2011 Best Presentation Award

The Doctoral Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has recognized Prinda Wanakule, a doctoral student in Professor Krish Roy’s lab (Biomedical Engineering), for giving the Best Presentation during the Fall 2011 Final Student Presentations. Competing against four other graduating students, she presented her worked titled “Enzymatically-Degradable Microgels for Pulmonary Disease-Responsive Release of Therapeutic Nanoparticles and Biologic Drugs.” Prinda will receive a cash award of $500.

 Prinda’s research focuses on developing controlled release microgels that locally deliver therapeutic drugs and nanoparticles at the site of diseased tissue in response to pathophysiological stimuli.

Other student presentations included:

Matthew G. Panthani
“Near-Infrared Active Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Applications”

Tarik Khan
“Targeted Oral Vaccine Delivery to Induce Peripheral and Mucosal Immunity”

Michael Rasch
“Characterization of Self-Assembled Phospholipid Structures Loaded with Hydrophobic Inorganic Nanoparticles””

Mohammad Mehrmohammadi
“Pulsed Magneto-motive Ultrasound Imaging of Superparamagnetic
Nanoparticles”

 Please join the CNM in congratulating these graduating Doctoral Portfolio Program Students.