Meenakshi Arora, PhD

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I graduated with a PhD in Chemistry in 2001 from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. My PhD work involved in development of chromatographic methods for separating enantiomers and racemic mixtures. Subsequently, I have had postdoctoral experience in multidisciplinary settings such as Toxicology, supramolecular chemistry, where I had applied my analytical and chemistry skills. My current research includes development of responsive delivery systems, novel synthesis of functional polymers and modifying existing polymers for diagnostics and delivery.

Contact:

Email: arora@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
Phone: +1-979-436-0719

Peer-reviewed publications
1) P. Saini#, R. Ganugula#, M. Arora, M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. The next generation non-competitive active polyester nanosystems for transferrin receptor-mediated peroral transport utilizing gambogic acid as a ligand. Sci. Rep. 6, 29501 (doi: 10.1038/srep29501) 2016.[#Equal contribution]
2) P. Saini#, M. Arora#, M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. Poly(lactic acid) blends in biomedical applications Adv. Drug Del. Rev. (In Press) [#Equal contribution]

Conference presentations
1) R. Ganugula, P. Saini, M. Arora and M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. The next generation active delivery strategies exploring non-competitive ligands to the receptor. Controlled Release Society, Seattle, July 17-21, 2016. (Selected for Research Highlights presentation)
2) M. Arora, R. Ganugula, P. Saini and M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. Surface tunable PLGA nanosystems for improving receptor mediated peroral drug delivery. Controlled Release Society, Seattle, July 17-21, 2016.
3) P. Saini, R. Ganugula, M. Arora and M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. A plug-and-play approach to receptor mediated peroral drug delivery aided by precision polymers. Controlled Release Society, Seattle, July 17-21, 2016.
4) G. Raghu, M. Arora, P. Jaisamut, P. Saini, M.N.V. Ravi Kumar. Orally bioavailable curcumin nanosystems (nCUR) prevent pancreatic islets/beta cells from cellular stress induced inflammation and apoptosis in in vitro and in vivo models of type 1 diabetes. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, San Diego, April 2-6, 2016.
5) P. Saini, G. Raghu, S. Harshad, M.N.V. Ravi Kumar. Nanosystems mimicking physiological secretion of insulin for better glucose metabolism and regulation. Materials Research Society, Boston, USA, November 29-December 4, 2015.
6) P. Saini, G. Raghu, S. Harshad, M.N.V. Ravi Kumar. Novel precision polymer nanosystems (P2Ns) for receptor mediated peroral drug delivery. Materials Research Society, Boston, USA, November 29-December 4, 2015.