MSTP Student Defends PhD Dissertation
MSTP student Jackline Lasola successfully defended her thesis titled "Nanoparticle-driven Immunoengineering: Characterization of the Effects of Polymer-based Nanoparticles in Regulating Macrophage Inflammatory Responses." Her research is significant because it formally characterizes the intrinsic immunomodulatory activity of polylactic acid based nanoparticles, a well-established nanomedicine platform. This illuminates fundamental insights into the mulitmodal effects of polymeric nanoparticle nano-bio interactions. This promises to aid in rational design of future polymeric nanoparticles of increasing complexity for a wide range of immune-mediated disease and disorders.