Munia Ganguli

Principal Scientist
Nanobiotechnology

Munia Ganguli is working towards nanocomplex and nanoparticle mediated methods of delivery of cargo molecules to different cell and tissue types.

Her laboratory is primarily focused on delivery of nucleic acids and nanoparticles to skin, eye and lungs using cell penetrating peptides. They are engaged in developing safe and efficient strategies that can eventually be useful for delivery of therapeutic cargoes to these organs.

Current focus areas include:

  • Developing peptide-based nanocomplexes towards delivery of nucleic acids to different cell and tissue types
  • Developing safe and efficient methods of cargo delivery to skin

Her group has demonstrated that nucleic acids can be efficiently delivered to skin using a combination of a peptide carrier and silicone oil without toxicity or loss of skin integrity. This will have implications in developing nucleic acid based therapeutics for skin disorders or conditions. They have also demonstrated that peptide-modified ZnO nanoparticles have better UV protective property in skin through reduction of dissolution and enhanced retention in the epidermis. This can be important towards developing UV protective nanoformulations.

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Munia Ganguli
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Room No. 225,
CSIR-IGIB,
Sukhdev Vihar,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi - 110 025
Tel: 91-11-29879225

e-mail:
mganguli@igib.in
mganguli@igib.res.in

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