Prof. Shanta Dhar
Department of Chemistry,University of Georgia
Will be presenting
GUIDED ARMORED VESSELS FOR DELIVERY OF CONTRAST AGENTS AND THERAPEUTICS
The potential benefits of integrating nanomaterials with properties such as biodegradability, magnetization,
fluorescence, and near-infrared absorption into a single object of nanoscale dimensions can lead to the
development of hybrid nanocarrier platforms for simultaneous targeting, imaging, and combination therapy
administration. This presentation will describe recent work in our laboratory aimed at developing hybrid
nanoparticle (NP) systems for their potential use in combination therapy of cancer and image-guided therapy of
atherothrombotic vascular diseases [1, 2].
*  Marrache, S.; Dhar, S. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2012, 109, 16288-16293.
 Marrache, S.; Choi, J. H.; Tundup, S.; Zaver, D.; Ham, D. A.; Dhar, S. Integr. Biol. 2013, 5, 215-223.
Thursday, March 21st, 2013@ 3:30 PM in Burson 115
Refreshments served @ 3:15
Dr. Dhar was born in West Bengal, India, and received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (2005). Following postdoctoral work with Prof. Marc M. Greenberg at Johns Hopkins University (2006-07) and Stephen J. Lippard at MIT (2007-10), she accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia. Her research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology with particular emphasis on nanocarrier-mediated delivery of metal-based drugs with potential applications in the treatment of various diseases and in the development of nano-vaccines.