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Polymeric nanomaterials can be used as drug carriers that control the time, rate and place of drug release in the body in order to minimize side effects and improve therapeutic efficacy. Key to the successful drug delivery is the design of functional polymeric nanomaterials based on the drug's properties and application. We are engineering polymeric nanomaterials for the delivery of drugs with an emphasis on gaseous signal-transmitter molecules. We design and synthesize polymeric nanoparticles using various polymerization techniques, such as reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT) polymerization and aqueous dispersion polymerization, as well as evaluate biological activities of these nanoparticles in cell culture and biological systems.

Lab News

08/2019   

Mohamad, Rachel and Cody joined the lab. Welcome!

Urara received the Warren and Gisela Kennedy Keystone Research Scholar. 

07/2019   

Urara gave a keynote presentation at 4th International Conference on Biopolymers & Polymer Chemistry (ICBPC-2019). 

06/2019   

Our group participated in the GROW summer workshop at KSU.

Konner and Alex joined the lab. Welcome!

05/2019   

Urara gave an invited presentation at 2nd American Gasotransmitter Symposium in Eugene, OR.

04/2019   

Esther and Urara gave presentations at Society For Biomaterials 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

02/2019   

Alyssa and Reagan joined the lab. Welcome!

01/2019   

Our manuscript entitled "Framboidal Nanoparticles Containing A Curcumin-Phenylboronic Acid Complex with Antiangiogenic and Anticancer Activities" has been accepted for publication in Bioconjugate Chemistry and selected as a supplementary cover image!

12/2018   

Urara is invited as the guest editor of the special issue "Delivery of Gaseous Signal Molecules" of Antioxidants

11/2018   

Cody joined the lab. Welcome!

 

10/2018   

Urara gave a presentation at the COBRE group meeting at KU.

08/2018   

Urara is awarded NIH COBRE CMADP Pilot Project Award!

Urara gave a presentation at the 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting.

 

06/2018   

Marques and Daniel joined the lab. Welcome!

Our group participated in the GROW summer workshop at KSU.

 

05/2018  

Christian joined the lab. Welcome!

Urara attended the KSU Research Showcase as an exhibitor.

Urara gave an invited presentation at the Macro Seminar in the Macromolecular Science & Engineering Program at University of Michigan.

 

04/2018  

Urara gave a guest lecture in the Nanomedicine course in Department of Chemistry at KSU. 

Urara gave a presentation at Society For Biomaterials (SFB) 2018 Annual Meeting.

 

03/2018  

Urara gave an invited presentation at the Graduate Seminar in Department of Bioengineering at University of Kansas. 

 

02/2018  

Evan joined the lab. Welcome!

12/2017  

Urara gave an invited presentation at the Graduate Seminar in Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University.

Amanda joined the lab. Welcome!

 

11/2017   

Urara gave an inviteed presentation at the Graduate Seminar in Department of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Urara gave an invited presentation at the Graduate Seminar in Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University.

Urara gave a presentation at AIChE 2017 annual meeting.

 

10/2017  

Our collaboration work with Dr. Taba, Dr. Onoda and Dr. Hayashi (Osaka University, Japan) has been accepted for publication in ChemBioChem and selected as a front cover image.

08/2017  

Esther and Sarah joined the lab. Welcome!

 

07/2017  

Our manuscript entitled "Hydrogen sulfide donor micelles protect cardiomyocytes from ischemic cell death" has been accepted for publication in Molecular Biosystems and selected as a front cover image. This is a collaboration work with Dr. Takatani-Nakase (Mukogawa Women's University, Japan) and Dr. Nakase (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan).

 

05/2017  

Urara received the K-State Mentoring Fellowship.

 

03/2017  

Bayley, Clint and Emma joined the lab. Welcome!

 

02/2017  

Urara gave an invited presentation at the Condensed Matter Seminar in Department of Physics at KSU.

 

01/2017   

Urara joined Department of Chemical Engineering at KSU.

Leonardo joined the lab. Welcome!