Supramolecular Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery, Imaging, and Immunoengineering

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Room: Virtual


Due to their versatility and diversity in materials properties, a wide range of biomedical applications have emerged in recent years using supramolecular nanomaterials. The bottom up approach to design functional objects at the nanoscale have been used to develop individual nanoparticles or to produce highly oriented materials for a growing number of applications including drug delivery, imaging, theranostics, vaccines, and immunotherapy. In addition, there are exciting opportunities for local therapeutic modulation.  This session highlights recent advances in nanomaterials designs aimed to enhance the in vivo delivery of therapeutic or imaging payloads for a variety of diseases including those affecting the skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, cardiovascular system, cancer, and other diseased tissues.

Eunji Chun, PhD
Bret Ulery, PhD


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • 121. Randomized Peptide Assemblies for Improving the Efficacy of Epitope-Based Influenza Vaccines, Nicole Votaw, Lucas Shores, Andy Miranda, Alfred Harding, Nicholas Heaton, PhD, Joel Collier, PhDDuke University, Durham, NC, USA

  • 122. Synthetic Self-Assembled Nanorod Vaccine Confers Protection Against Influenza A Virus, Mélanie Côté-Cyr1,2, Ximena Zottig1,2, Soultan Al-Halifa1,2, Denis Archambault1, Steve Bourgault1,21Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, 2Quebec Network for Research on Protein Function, Engineering and Applications (PROTEO), Québec, QC, Canada

  • 123. Methacrylate-Modified Gold Nanoparticles Enable Non-Invasive Monitoring of Photopolymerized Hydrogel Scaffolds, Lan Li1, Carmen Gil2, Vahid Serpooshan, PhD2, Ryan Roeder, PhD11University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA, 2Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 124. Development of needle free transdermal microparticulate vaccine for Coronavirus Disease, Sharon Vijayanand, B.Pharm, Smital Patil, B.Pharm, Devyani Joshi, B.Pharm, Keegan Braz Gomes, B.S, Ipshita Menon, M.Pharm, Martin D'Souza, PhD, Mohammad Uddin, PhDMercer University College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 125. A polymeric particulate vaccine for Zika for transdermal immunization using microneedle patch, Akanksha Kale, Martin D'Souza, PhDMercer University College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 126. Fighting the Flu: Pain-free administration of a cross-protective subunit Influenza vaccine, Sharon Vijayanand, B.Pharm, Keegan Braz Gomes, B.S. in Biology, Kimberly Braz Gomes, PhD, Martin D'Souza, PhD, Sang Moo Kang, PhD