Our interdisciplinary team of scientists collaborates to develop nanovaccines and nanotherapeutics
We are developing a universal influenza nanovaccine that would be effective against more strains of flu than current flu shots
For cancers, we are researching tumor-specific targets for nanotherapeutics
Nanovaccines can prevent tropical diseases such as malaria and filariasis
Nanotherapeutics use lower dosages than systemic drugs, allowing life-saving drugs to be used for young children
Nanoparticles can deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier to treat neural disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and traumatic brain injury
No needles, no boosters: extended-release nanovaccines can be delivered by nasal inhaler rather than injection
Nanovaccines don't need refrigeration (polio campaign worker in India carrying styrofoam cooler for vaccine)
Nanoparticles average only 300 nanometers in diameter, 1000 times smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
Our nanovaccine consortium is a diverse, interdisciplinary team (group photo at our June 2018 annual meeting at University of Iowa)
National Academy of Inventors recognizes Narasimhan
The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University’s Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows.
The academy announced today it is recognizing Narasimhan – an … Read more
Hitting the ground running
One after another the grants kept streaming in.
“It was a crazy summer,” said Dr. Jodi McGill, [Nanovaccine Institute member] and assistant professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive … Read more
Tiny components, big accomplishments for young scientists
The headlines and feature stories have become frequent for the Iowa State University-based Nanovaccine Institute, a multidisciplinary network of scientists devoted to transforming the development … Read more
New Iowa State professor brings image-guided techniques to fight disease
With a research specialty in nanomedicine and nanophotonics – and designing materials that fight diseases using image-guided techniques – Rizia Bardhan will join the faculty of the [Iowa State] … Read more