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Dr. Sutapa Barua
Missouri University of Science and Technology
BS ChE, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2003
Research Areas (Lab site)
Engineering nanoparticles for drug delivery, Designing polymers for diagnosis of cancer early, and Fabricating microparticles for regenerative therapy
The overall goal of our research is to expand the knowledge of engineering to the field of biomedical research to help solve problems in improving public health. Our research focuses on three major areas:
Awards and Honors
2012 Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research, UCSB
2009 Outstanding Research Assistant Award, Chemical Engineering, ASU
2007 Participant, Lindau Meeting, Physiology/Medicine Nobel Laureates, Germany
2005 INRA (Inland Northwest Research Alliance) fellowship, MSU
1998-2002 Dean List Awards, BUET
1996 Bangladesh Government’s Merit Scholarship for holding the 11th position in the merit list in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination
S. Barua, J. W. Yoo, S. Mitragotri, et al., “Particle Shape Enhances Specificity of Antibody-Displaying Nanoparticles”, PNAS 110(9), 3270-3275 (2013).
S. Barua and S. Mitragotri, “Synergistic Targeting of Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm and Nucleus of Cancer Cells using Rod-Shaped Nanoparticles”, ACS Nano 7(11), 9558-9570 (2013).
S. Barua and K. Rege, “The influence of Mediators of Intracellular Trafficking on Transgene Expression Efficacy of Polymer-plasmid DNA Complexes”, Biomaterials 31(22), 5894-5902 (2010).
S. Barua, S. M. Cramer, K. Rege, K. et al., “Parallel Synthesis and Screening of Polymers for Nonviral Gene Delivery”, Molecular Pharmaceutics 6(1), 86-97 (2009).
S. Barua and K. Rege, “Cancer-Cell-Phenotype-Dependent Differential Intracellular Trafficking of Unconjugated Quantum Dots”, Small 5(3), 370-76 (2009).