My general research interests include structure-function relationship of biological membranes, model membrane systems and biomolecules using biophysical techniques including microscopy, spectroscopy, x-ray and electron diffraction. My specialization is in the area of electron, optical and atomic force microscopy and, uv/vis and infrared spectroscopic techniques. Specific interests include developing strategies for parenteral drug delivery including transdermal, lipidic nanoparticles and macromolecular assemblies as drug delivery systems, and the development of biosensors using planar immobilized assemblies of biomolecules. Further, we are investigating the physical barriers posed by the tumor microenvironment on effective chemo and radiation therapy, and possible approaches for overcoming those barriers.
- Transdermal Drug Delivery and Analyte Monitoring
- Lipidic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
- Tumor Microenvironment
- Development of biosensors