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May 2016 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk at Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia
  • Uttara receives one of the best poster award at the SPNM conference
  • Bhabathosh receives Early Career Investigators in Personalized Nanomedicine Research award in the Post-Doctoral Fellow category at the SPNM conference
  • Bhabathosh and Uttara present posters on their work at SPNM- 3rd Personalized Nanomedicine Symposium, at FIU, Miami.
  • Shanta gives an invited talk at SPNM- 3rd Personalized Nanomedicine Symposium, at FIU, Miami.
  • Congrats Ru and Shanta for acceptance of their work in Chemical Science as an edge article Link

April 2016 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk at Fox Center for Vision Restoration, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Congrats Ru, Afoma, Lily and all co-authors for acceptance of their review article in Vaccines.
  • Brett gives a presentation on his work on iron oxide nanoparticles at UGA RBC undergraduate symposium
  • Nivita gives a presentation on her work at the annual CURO symposium. Link
  • Noah and Brett presented posters on their work on nanoparticles at the annual CURO symposium. Link

March 2016 :

  • Congratulations Rakesh and Shanta as their article is accepted for publication in Synlett.
  • ACS and other news agencies highlights our recent work in the area of atherosclerosis. link
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at the San Deigo ACS spring meeting on "Click chemistry tools for delivering cisplatin to cancer cells"
  • Shanta and Bhabathosh appears in a live webcast from ACS spring meeting to discuss our recent double duty nanoparticle platform.
  • Bhabathosh, Ru and Tim present posters at the San Deigo ACS spring meeting, March 13-March 17, 2016.
  • Congratulations Anil, Shanta and the collaborators from Roswell Park Cancer Institute for the acceptance of a BJC article.
  • Afoma speaks about her work at Augusta University Graduate Research Day 2016.
  • Welcome Dr. Uttara Basu to join the group

February 2016 :

  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina.
  • Congratulations Ru Wen on being selected for an ACS Travel Award from the Division of Biological Chemistry to attend the San Deigo ACS spring meeting, March 13-March 17, 2016.
  • Congratulations Bhabatosh Banik on being selected for an ACS Travel Award from the Division of Biological Chemistry to attend the San Deigo ACS spring meeting, March 13-March 17, 2016.

January 2016 :

  • Welcome Mason, to join the group
  • Our review in Wires Nanomed Nanotech was one of the Top Ten accessed articles in 2015.

December 2015 :

  • To close this rocky year, our review got accepted in Adv. Drug. Deliv. Rev. Congrats Team!
  • Shanta presents an invited talk at 2015 World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta GA.
  • Congrats Anil for winning one of the best poster awards in 2015 World Stem Cell Summit.Link
  • Anil and Bhabatosh presented posters on their work at 2015 World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta GA.

November 2015 :

  • Ru presented a poster on her work at 2015 UGA conference on Drug Discovery.

October 2015 :

  • Congrats Anil for winning one of the best poster awards in UGA Cancer Center Research Retreat 2015.
  • Ru, Bhabatosh, and Anil presented posters on their work at UGA Cancer Center Reserach Retreat.
  • Congrats Rakesh and Shanta on acceptance of Platin-B paper in Chemistry A European Journal.
  • Our work, "New formulation of old aspirin for better delivery" was accepted in Chemical Communications. Congratulations Team. Link
  • Congratulations Shanta for securing NIH R01 grant from NINDS on development of nanoparticle for stroke

September 2015 :

  • Nivita presents her work at Health Connect South conference at the Georgia Aquarium on September 16th 2015.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at New York Univeristy, NY in Department of Chemistry
  • Welcome Angel Edgardo Flores, Micheal Linzey and Lily Francis to join the group.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel in the Metals in Medicine workshop, September 6-8, 2015.

August 2015 :

  • Ru presented a poster on her work at the UGA Chemistry Department Annual Reserach Retreat.
  • Ru presented a poster at the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.
  • Welcome back Afoma to join the group as a graduate student.

July 2015 :

  • Nivita presented a seminar on her work at UGA CURO Summer Reserach Fellows Symposium.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar in Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN), Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Our work on evaluation of nanoparticle delivered cisplatin in beagles was accepted in Nanoscale. Link
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at 2M industries Biosciences division in Dallas

June 2015 :

  • Shanta gives an invited seminar in Stephenson Cancer Center Research Seminar Series, University of Oklahoma
  • Our work on combination drug delivery using nanoparticle cocktail was accepted in JACS. Congratulations Rakesh and Shanta. Link
  • Congratulations Rakesh and Shanta for their Patent on Produg for release of cisplatin and cyclooxygenase inhibitor.
  • Ru presented a poster on her work in TechConnect World 2015: Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery Poster session, at Washington DC
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in TechConnect World 2015: Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery series, at Washington DC
  • Welcome Erin Shumans, an MD student from GRU to join the group for summer
  • Welcome Megan Kaiser and Ravish Chirag Patel to join the group for summer

May 2015 :

  • Welcome Timothy Ruiter and Brett Askins to join the group
  • Shanta and Ru spoke at the Innovation Gateway meeting hosted by UGA Board of Visitors at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta: "UGA Inventions: Moving Research into the Marketplace". Link
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami
  • David Montgomery, Krystal Vo and Krupa Merchant graduated today -- Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
  • Shanta gives a seminar at University of Massachusetts Amherst in Department of Chemistry
  • Shanta gives a seminar at MGH Cardiovascular Research Center seminar series

April 2015 :

  • Shanta gives a seminar at Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Akil presented a poster on his work at UGA RBC undergraduate symposium
  • Shanta gives Chemistry department colloquium at UGA
  • Akil presented a seminar on his work at UGA SAACS meeting.

March 2015 :

  • Nivita and Sam presented posters on their work on nanoparticles at the annual CURO symposium. Link
  • Rakesh and Ru presented posters at the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Boston University
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Univeristy of Tennessee in Department of Chemistry
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Univeristy of Miami in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Northwestern University in IIN Frontiers in Nanotechnology Seminar Series link

February 2015 :

  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at Caltech in Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar Series.
  • CEN highlights our recent technology for prostate cancer therapy
  • Welcome Dr. Anil Kumar to join the group
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at UCLA in Molecular Biology Institute Seminar Series.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at UC Santa Barbara in CBE/ENGR Faculty Seminar Series.
  • Shanta participates in the NIH-BMBI study section meeting. Link

January 2015 :

  • Congratulations Sean, Shanta and others for the acceptance of manuscript in Cancer Letters. Link
  • Congratulations Rakesh and Shanta for their Patent on Precise delivery of therapeutic agents to cell mitochondria for anti-cancer therapy.

December 2014 :

  • Akil Kalathil graduated today -- Congratulations 2014 Undergraduates!
  • The Dhar group welcomes new postdoc Dr. Bhabatosh Banik.
  • Joshua Choi graduates with Master's Degree.
  • Welcome Sterling Street to join the group.

November 2014 :

  • Shanta has been selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee for 2015. The award is intended to recognize promising young professors at the beginning of their career and is made by the editorial boards of the journals Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts. Congratulations Shanta.
  • Shanta gives an invited Webinar in IGERT Nanomedicine NEU/TU/UPRM Program. Link
  • Congrats to Shanta, Sean, Rakesh, and others on having the book chapters accepted in Methods in molecular biology. Link
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in 2014 American Chemical Society, Midwestern Regional Meeting, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

October 2014 :

  • Congrats to Sean and Shanta on having the mitochondria targeted 3-bromopyruvate containing gold nanoparticle paper accepted in Chemical Science. Link
  • Sam presents a poster on his work at the SERMACS 2014 in Nashville, TN. Link
  • Brittany gives a talk on her work in Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium" at UGA.
  • Congratulations Shanta for being selected as one of the 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40. link

September 2014 :

  • Shanta gives an invited seminar, at University of Akron, OH.
  • Our recent work on Platin-M was highlighted in Chemical Research in Toxicology Spotlights. Link
  • Congratulations to Sam and Krupa for securing 2014 CURO assistanceship Award.
  • Congratulations to Rakesh, Nagesh, and Shanta for acceptance of a review on nanotechnology for mitochondrial medicine in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.

August 2014 :

  • Congratulations to Shanta for an R56 (NIH High priority award) grant from the NHLBI, on high density lipoprotein mimicking nanoparticle development.
  • Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network features a recent interview by Shanta on her lab work and goals. link
  • Welcome Isha Dadke, Krystal Vo, Nivita Sharma and Noah Newman to join the group
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar at 2014 Honors Program Lunchbox Lecture Series, Moore College, UGA.
  • Shanta receives a Phase IB grant from Georgia Research Alliance for development of therapeutic nanoparticles.
  • Nature SciBx highlights our recent work on Platin-M, a mitochondria targeted prodrug of cisplatin.
  • Shanta gives an invited seminar, at 2014 REM Fall Retreat, Athens, GA.
  • Shanta gives an invited distinguished seminar, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
  • Congratulations Sean on getting his Ph.D.
  • Brittany presents a poster on her work in "15th Annual Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium" at Cornell University.

July 2014 :

  • Welcome Ru Wen to join the group.
  • Shanta's first graduate student successfully defends his thesis work. Congratulations Sean.
  • UGA and other News agencies highlight our recent work on Platin-M. UGA, Physorg, NatRevNeurology NatRevClinOncol

June 2014 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk in TechConnect World 2014: Cancer Nanotechnology series, at Washington DC.
  • Welcome Dr. Nagesh Kolishetti from PartiKula LLC to join the group as a Visiting Research Scholar. We are excited to have you with us.
  • Welcome Afoma Umeano to join the group.
  • Shanta receives Seahorse Bioscience Young Investigator Travel Award. Link
  • Congrats to Sean, Rakesh, and Shanta on having the Platin-M paper accepted to PNAS. Link

May 2014 :

  • Discover UGA recognize Shanta and other UGA scientists who are making inroads in cancer fight. Link
  • Welcome Tae Do Choi and Brittany Feldhaeusser to join the group.
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle lists Shanta as one of the Top Medical Reserachers from Georgia. Link PDF Article
  • ACS Chemical Biology podcast highlights our work on Mito-DCA and Shanta's interview. Link
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in CNME 2014 Series: Clinically promising technologies, at UCSD.

April 2014 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk in cardiovascular biology seminar series at Emory University, School of Medicine.
  • Trent wins L.B. "Buck" Rogers Award for the 2013-2014 academic year, which is awarded to the undergraduate student who performs the most outstanding research in Chemistry. Congratulations!
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in chemistry department seminar series at Georgia State University. Link
  • UGA and several news agencies highlight our recent work on Mito-DCA to fight cancer. UGA Today Corante Medical Xpress DrugDiscovery Franklin Chronicles
  • Sam gives a talk on his work on platinum prodrugs containing nanoparticles at the annual CURO symposium. Link

March 2014 :

  • Trent and Krupa presented posters on their work on platinum prodrugs at the annual CURO symposium. Link
  • Atlanta National Public Radio airs an interview with Shanta and her team on WABE 90.1FM. Listen Here
  • Sean, Rakesh and Josh presented posters at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX.
  • Rakesh's paper on Platin-CLK has been accepted for publication in Chemistry A European Journal. Congratulations!
  • Rakesh and Sean's paper on Mito-DCA has been accepted for publication in ACS Chemical Biology. Congratulations!
  • Thanks Nature SciBx for highlighting our recent work on Platin-A, a conjugate prodrug of cisplatin and aspirin.

February 2014 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk at the Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium - Athens, GA. Link
  • Sean's second poster has been chosen for the "Dallas Sci-Mix Poster Session" to be held on Tuesday March 18th, 2014. Congratulations!
  • UGA Technology Commercialization Office highlights Shanta's lab research in its 2013 annual report. link
  • Sean Marrache was awarded with Grimes Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Natural Sciences. Congratulations!

January 2014 :

  • Trent presented a poster on Platin-A at the 46th Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) in Knoxville, TN. Link
  • UGA and other news agencies highlight our recent work on Platin-A. UGA News AthensPatch Medical Xpress Health Canal ACS
  • Shanta was awarded with American Heart Association National Scientist Development Award. Link

December 2013 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk at third annual conference of Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine(SMRM) -India. Link
  • Bioscience Technology highligths groups recent work on "nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells". Link Bridgepath
  • Shanta gives an invited talk at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • NIH-NIGMS blog, biomedical beat highlights Shanta and her recent work on cancer immunotherapy. Link
  • UGA recognize Shanta's and other scientists efforts towards tackling cancer through diagonsis and treatment. Link
  • Welcome David Montgomery to join the group.
  • Welcome back Sam Kennedy to rejoin the group.

November 2013 :

  • Rakesh, Sean, Josh, and Trent's paper on Platin-A has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie! Congratulations!
  • Welcome Huimin Hu to join the group.
  • Sean's poster has been chosen for the "Dallas Sci-Mix Poster Session" to be held on Tuesday March 18th, 2014. Congratulations!
  • Sean presents a poster on his work at the SERMACS 2013 in Atlanta.Link
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in chemistry and biochemistry colloquia at university of auburn. Link
  • Shanta gives an invited talk and presented two posters at UGA-GRU Cancer Reserach Retreat.Link

October 2013 :

September 2013 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk in eleventh edition of one-day annual meeting on kidney transplantation at the University of Pavia, Italy. Link
  • Sean presents a poster on his work at the REM Fall Retreat 2013.Link
  • UGA columns highlights our research efforts on reprogramming cells.Link

August 2013 :

  • Red and black highlights our group research efforts. Link
  • Welcome back Kasey Darley, to join the group as a graduate student.
  • Congratulations Sean and Shanta for their Patent on Nanoparticles for mitochondrial trafficking of agents.
  • Shanta gives an invited talk at the College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA.
  • UGA and several news agencies highlight our recent work on nanoparticles to fight cancer. UGA Today Press-News NanoComputer ABH Franklin chronicles Azonano World Of Chemicals
  • Congratulations Dr. Rakesh Pathak for one of the best posters award recognition at the Fifth Annual GSPS Research Day. Link
  • Sean and Rakesh present posters on their work at the Fifth Annual GSPS Research Day.Link
  • Welcome Kristine Martin to join the group.
  • Sean, Rakesh and Josh present posters on their work at the Chemistry Department Annual Reserach Retreat.
  • Welcome Boyd Thomas Guttery to join the group.

July 2013 :

  • Congratulations Sean, Shanta and others for the acceptance of manuscript in ACS Nano. Link
  • Shanta gives an invited talk in "Metabolomics-2013 Symposium on Diabetes, Obesity and Caridovascular Diseases" at the Harvard Medical School, Boston.
  • Congratulations Sean, Rakesh, Kasey and others for the acceptance of manuscript in Current Medicinal Chemistry. Link

June 2013 :

  • Congratulations Sean, Shanta and others for the acceptance of manuscript in PLOS ONE. Link
  • PNAS and Nature SciBx highlight our recent work on "Synthetic Biodegradable Nanoparticles containing HDL components and PLGA for atherosclerosis".

May 2013 :

  • UGA and various news agencies highlight our recent work on Synthetic Nanoparticles containing HDL components. UGA News, Franklin chronicles, ABH, R&D, UGA Reserach News,
  • Our work on Biodegradable synthetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles for atherosclerosis was published in PNAS. Congrats Sean and Shanta!
  • Kasey Darley and Dhillon Zaver graduated today -- Congratulations 2013 Undergraduates!

April 2013 :

  • Welcome Krupa Merchant, Chinmaya Sharma, Harris Waqar, Vanshika Tripathi and Trent Berding to join the group.
  • Congratulations Kasey Darley for winning NEGS ACS 2012-2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year award.Link
  • Congratulations Sean Marrache for winning NEGS ACS 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award.Link
  • Kasey Darley gives a talk on her work at NCUR 2013. Abstract
  • Sean presented two posters at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Abstract-1 Abstract-2.
  • Sam presented a poster on platinum prodrugs at the annunal CURO symposium. Link
  • Kasey gave a talk on nanoparticles for ischemic injury at the annunal CURO symposium. Link

March 2013 :

  • Sean presented a poster on HDL based nanoparticles at UGA Women@The Frontier Panel and Poster Exhibits during Thinc@UGA event. This poster was selected as one of the best posters.
  • Shanta gives an invited talk at the Charlotte Research Institute, UNCC.
  • Congratulations Sean and Shanta for their Patent on Apoptosis-targeting nanoparticles.

February 2013 :

January 2013 :

  • Congratulations Sean, Josh, Shanta for their Patent.
  • Congratulations Sean Marrache on being selected for an ACS Travel Award from the Division of Biological Chemistry to attend the spring ACS meeting in New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. Link
  • Congratulations Kasey Darley, She is one of the nine students selected from UGA to present their work at NCUR 2013. UGA News Abstract
  • Welcome Akil Kalathil, Malikah Christie, and Sam Kennedy to join the group.

November 2012 :

  • Shanta receives the "Targeting Mitochondria 2012 Award for Scientific Contribution". Link UGA News Franklin Chronicles
  • Shanta gives an invited talk at the "3rd World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria 2012" in Berlin, Germany. Link

October 2012 :

  • Our work was highlighted in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Quality, a John Wiley and Sons newsletter. Link
  • World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria recognizes our work and highlighted in their webpage -- link.
  • Our work on "Mitochondria Targeted Nanoparticles" was highlighted in UGA columns: Special Delivery.

September 2012 :

August 2012 :

  • Shanta presents a poster on "Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Noninvasive Imaging and Therapy of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque" at Gordon Research Conference in Waterville Valley, NH. Link
  • Sean and Josh presented posters on their work at the Chemistry Department, UGA.

July 2012 :

  • 26th July 2012: "237 years ago, on this day Congress made it happen, delivery of payloads by establishing "United States Post Office". Today our group published a Nanoparticle based postal service for delivery of immunomodulators and photosensitizers for breast cancer in "Integrative Biology". Congratulations to the Photo immune therapy Team: Sean, Josh, and Dhillon. Link

June 2012 :

  • Welcome DeAngelo J. Mckinley to join the group
  • Welcome Syvonne J. Timmons to join the group

May 2012 :

  • Shanta gives an invited talk at the International Conference and Exhibition on Biosensors & Bioelectronics in Las Vegas, Neveda. Abstract

April 2012 :

  • Shanta gives an invited lecture in Nano@Tech meetings at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dillon gave a talk on his research at the "2012 CURO Symposium". Link Abstract
  • Kasey presented a poster on her research at the "2012 CURO Symposium". Link Abstract

March 2012 :

January 2012 :

  • Shanta receives Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Idea Award. Link1 Link2

December 2011 :

October-November 2011 :

  • Congratulations to Anna for winning best poster award at the UGA Conference on Drug Discovery, 2011. Link
  • Congratulations to Sean on his spectacular departmental seminar!

August-September 2011 :

  • Shanta was elected as faculty senate member from the department of chemistry. She will be a member until 2014. Link
  • Shanta presents a poster at AACR conference in San Francisco, CA. Abstract Link
  • Sean, Ellen, and Anna present posters on their research at the ACS Fall 2011 National Meeting in Denver, CO.
  • Shanta is appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine. Link

July 2011 :

  • Shanta presents a poster at Gordon Research Conference in Waterville, ME. Link

June 2011 :

  • Congratulations Ellen Broering on being selected for an ACS Travel Award from the Division of Biological Chemistry to attend the Denver ACS Fall meeting, August 28-September 1, 2011. Link

May 2011 :

April 2011 :

  • Congratulations to Ellen Broering, David Benson, and Sean Marrache, for wining Kenneth W. Whitten Award for this year.
  • Shanta receives 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Link
  • Sean presents a poster on his research at the 3rd Annual Georgia Nanotechnology and Infectious Diseases Symposium
  • Shanta gives a seminar at College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA

March 2011 :

  • Welcome Dr. Jitendra Gangwal to join the group

January 2011 :

  • Lab is renamed to "NanoTherapeutics Research Laboratory"
  • Shanta gives a seminar at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Shanta gives a seminar at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore
  • Shanta gives a seminar at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata link

October 2010 :

  • Welcome Ellen Broering to join the group
  • Welcome David Benson to join the group
  • Welcome Clara Ni to join the group
  • Welcome Andrew Lee Cooper to join the group

September 2010 :

  • Welcome Anna Williams to join the group
  • Welcome Sean Marrache to join the group
  • Shanta gives a seminar at NanoSEC-UGA
  • UGA welcomes Shanta and other new faculty

August 2010 :

  • Dr. Shanta Dhar established a new research Lab, Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Bioinorganic Materials at The University of Georgia, Chemistry Department. The group research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology with particular emphasis on nanocarrier mediated delivery of metal-based drugs for their potential applications in various diseases and in the development of nano-vaccines.
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