We are a multiscale modeling group focussed on:
- Architecture of the Blood-brain barrier tight junctions
- Targeted cancer drug delivery
- Nanocarriers for brain tumor treatment
- Gram negative bacterial membranes
- Nano-bio interfaces
We develop computational methods in the areas of nanomedicine, drug delivery, biofilms, catalysis, and dissolution. A critical focus of the research is the design of efficient nanosized drug-delivery carriers to target cancer tumor cells. In addition to synthetically fabricated carriers, strategies are being developed to modify naturally occurring viruses as drug delivery agents. The goal is to advance the field of nanomedicine which holds the key to a new era of cancer treatment. Further research effort is on understanding the chemical and mechanical properties in bacterial biofilms essential for designing better antibiotic drugs.
Xiaoyi Wang selected for All University Master’s prizes! Congratulations, Xiaoyi!
April 14, 2016
Xiaoyi Wang successfully defended his Masters' thesis! Congrats, Xiaoyi!
March 24, 2016
Shikha Nangia wins the TACNY College Educator of the Year Award, for educator who has made outstanding contributions in Technology Education at the college level in Central New York.
March 21, 2016
Jerome wins the 1st prize in Research Poster Session and Competition, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute. Congrats, Jerome!
March 4, 2016
Shikha Nangia teamed up with Dr. Juntao Luo to win Nappi Research Competition ($100,000) grant for developing novel nanocarriers for treatment of brain tumors
December 11, 2015
The details development of coarse grain model for Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane.
Congrats to Huilin, Jerome, and Wenjuan for working on this!
Novermber 19, 2015
Shikha receives NIH R21 grant in collaboration with Upstate University's Prof. Juntao Luo for designing efficient cancer drug delivery nanocarriers.
June 5, 2015
Shikha receives Faculty Excellence Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at SU.
May 8, 2015
Lexi selected as Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar! Congratulations, Lexi!
April 23, 2015
Huilin receives Graduate School All University Masters Prize for his thesis on Coarse Grained Parametrization of the Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane. Congratulations Huilin!
April 7, 2015
Jerome receives Best poster prize for his work on 2015 Neuroscience Research Day. Congratulations Jerome!
April 3, 2015
Shikha receives NSF CAREER award for studying the blood-brain barrier.
January 21, 2015
We are on the cover of JCTC
Jan. 13, 2015