The overall goal of this project is to develop novel biodegradable multifunctional hybrid polysilsesquioxane nanoparticles to carry photosensitizing agents. By fine tuning the chemical features of polysilsesquioxane nanoparticles, the degradability of these materials under specific conditions and their interaction with mammalian cells can be controlled. The success of the proposed work will open new synthetic avenues to fabricate biodegradable hybrid polysilsesquioxane materials for transporting photosensitizing agents
More information about the Dr.Vivero-Escoto lab's research grant can be found here.
Further information on the grant can be found here.