Diti Desai is a Ph.D. student at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Åbo Akademi University, Finland who joined CRS in 2016 for the Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Master of Pharmacy from The M. S. University of Baroda, India. Her current research focuses on development of nanoparticles for theranostic applications, combining drug delivery and diagnosis aspects in one platform. She has developed different surface functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the intracellular delivery of some anticancer drugs. Further, she has also worked on the project to develop silica coated metal oxide nanoparticles for MR imaging. She would like to work towards development of bioinspired nanomaterials for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and eventually wish to start my own venture. Besides research, Diti enjoys travelling, photography, practicing yoga and sketching.
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