Collaborators of Mahato's Lab
Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara
We are working with Dr Tomoko Fujiwara to design/synthesize novel polymers for delivery of small molecules, proteins, oligonucleotides and genes to different disease targets. Dr. Fujiwara is an Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis. Dr Fujiwara has extensive experience in design and synthesis of new biomaterials.
Dr. Duane D. Miller
We are working with Professor Duane Miller to design/synthesize novel lipid, polymer and peptide-based carrier molecules for delivery of proteins, oligonucleotides and genes to different disease targets. Dr. Miller is H. S. Van Vleet Professor, Department Chair and Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy, UT Memphis. Professor Miller has extensive experience in design and synthesis of new drug molecules.
Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka
We are working with Professor Ramareddy Guntaka to control fibrosis by collagen gene-specific triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO). Our main objective is to develop stellate cell-specific delivery systems for the TFO which specifically forms triplexes with the polypurine/polypyrimidine tract located in the promoter region of type I collagen gene and inhibits collagen gene transcription.
Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer
We are working with Professor Lawrence Pfeffer to develop a novel approach for silencing multiple proapoptotic genes for improved islet transplantation. Dr. Pfeffer has expertise in assays for NF-kB activation, and for cytokine-induced gene expression. Dr. Pfeffer is the Murihead Professor and Vice-Chair, College of Medicine, UT Memphis. He is also the Scientific Director of the UT Cancer Research Building.
Dr. Ivan Gerling
We are working with Professor Ivan Gerling on a new project involving the silencing of multiple proapoptotic genes for improved islet transplantation. Dr. Gerling has considerable experience in dealing with NOD-SCID models and their use for islet transplantation studies. Dr. Gerling is a Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics, UT Memphis.