Project

Project description: Local delivery of protein therapeutics offers many benefits such as low dosage frequency, minimization of off-target effects, and bypassing of biological membranes.  However, current encapsulation-based delivery systems are prone to denaturing proteins and often suffer from low encapsulation efficiency.  My project involves synthesizing and characterizing novel synthetic nanoparticles for use in encapsulation-free strategies for controlled protein release.

Education

PhD Candidate (2019-present)
University of Toronto
Chemistry

Honours Bachelor of Science (2014-2019)
Chemical Biology
McMaster University
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Wylie

Awards

NSERC CGS-M (2020)
OGS (2019)

PhD Candidate, 2020 - Present