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April 2022

The lab welcomes Mahima Dewani – a visiting PhD student from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Welcome Mahima!!

April 2022

The lab received Exploration Grant from National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in collaboration with Dr. Aman Ullah from University of Alberta and Dr. Sarah Hedtrich from University of British Columbia to develop an siRNA based gene therapies for lung cancer.

April 2022

The lab welcomes Dr. Sohyung Lee, who has joined us as a postdoctoral fellow! Welcome Sohyung!!

March 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing for receiving the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) microgrant to support her work on drug delivery for osteoarthritis treatment!!!

February 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing for her selection as a 2022 PMSE Future Faculty Awardee, which will be celebrated with a symposium at the 2022 Fall ACS Meeting in Chicago (August 21-25), where Jingjing will be giving an invited talk!!

February 2022

Our protocol article titled “An in vitro blood brain barrier model to study the penetration of nanoparticles was published in Bio-protocol and made it to the cover!!! (Link)

February 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing, whose manuscript titled “Overcoming Barriers for Intra-articular Delivery of Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis Drugs” was published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences as a featured review article and made it to the cover!!! (Link)

January 2022

The lab welcomes Eric Schaar and Pauline Predko – undergraduate students from Northeastern University, who have joined us as research assistants.

January 2022

The lab received the Basic Science Starter Grant from Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop an immuno-modulatory nasal spray for preventing respiratory infections.

December 2021

The lab received a grant from Elison foundation in collaboration with Dr. Li Zeng from Tufts University to develop an intra-artricular drug delivery platform for delivery of disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs.

November 2021

Congratulations to Nitin for his promotion to Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School!!

October 2021

The lab is awarded two grants from National Football League Players Associations (NFLPA) to develop next-generation drug delivery platforms for osteoarthritis and traumatic brain injury applications, respectively.

October 2021

The lab welcomes Lisa Talluto, who has joined us as Operations Coordinator!! Welcome, Lisa!

September 2021

The lab welcomes Ziting (Judy) Xia and Krisco Cheung – undergraduate students from University of Toronto, Canada, and Dilrasbonu Vohidova – an undergraduate student from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Judy, Krisco and Dilrasbonu have joined us as research assistants.

June 2021

The lab welcomes Olivia Snapper – an undergraduate student from University of Texas at Austin and Julian Kage – a high school student from Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. Olivia and Julian have joined us as summer research assistants. Welcome Olivia and Julian!

May 2021

The lab welcomes Eli Agus – an undergraduate student from Northeastern University, who has joined us as a research assistant. Welcome Eli!!

May 2021

The lab just received its first R01 grant from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH!!! We are looking forward to develop next generation intra-articular drug delivery platforms to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis in active joints.

May 2021

The lab welcomes Dr. Jingjing Gao, who has joined us as a postdoctoral fellow! Welcome Jingjing!!

April 2021

Peek behind our recent paper in Science Advances: “BBB pathophysiology-independent siRNA delivery in TBI mice using nanoparticles” is out in The Nanomed Zone

https://www.nanomedzone.com/peek-behind-the-paper-bbb-pathophysiology-independent-sirna-delivery-using-nanoparticles/

April 2021

Congratulations to John whose work on developing a nasal spray to prevent the transmission of respiratory pathogens has been featured by Forbes as one of the innovative COVID-19 solutions beyond vaccines!!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishacharya/2021/04/27/why-the-world-still-needs-innovative-covid-19-solutions-beyond-vaccines/?sh=621ed2aa7cce

March 2021

Nitin’s commentary “Bridging the Barrier” is out in the Medicine Maker

https://themedicinemaker.com/discovery-development/bridging-the-barrier

January 2021

The lab welcomes Kabir – an undergraduate research trainee from Sweden. Welcome Kabir!!

January 2021

Our research article titled “BBB pathophysiology–independent delivery of siRNA in traumatic brain injury” is published in Science Advances (Link)

Press coverage: EurekaAlert Genengnews Reuters NIH

December 2020

The lab received Discovery Award Grant from the Department of Defense for developing localized biologic therapies for inflammatory lung diseases.

November 2020

https://whdh.com/news/doctors-at-brigham-and-womens-developing-over-the-counter-nasal-spray-that-could-prevent-covid-19/

November 2020

John’s work on nasal spray for preventing the transmission of respiratory viruses was featured in Boston Herald