Browse All

Theses & Dissertations


  • Submissions (Articles, Chapters, and other finished products)

Marinella Sandros

Prof. Sandros research concentration is focused on the integration of inorganic nanomaterials and polymers with biology. She has previously designed a reagentless protein-based nanobiosensor for selective small molecules detection using conformational dependent interactions between a redox active metal complex ion RuII and the surface of a CdSe nanoparticle. Prof Sandros was able to enhance the biointerface properties of InGaP@ZnS quantum dots by encapsulating them in chitosan. Along with her collaborators, she has developed a robust and stable multifunctional siRNA delivery system and amplified Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging (SPRi) signals using nanoparticles. Prof. Sandros future research goals aim at: 1. Developing novel nano-imaging probes with enhanced biointerfacing properties for deep tissue imaging. 2. Engineering a highly integrated platform that allows for molecular diagnosis targeted drug delivery, and simultaneous monitoring and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. 3. Introducing new methods to enhance the sensitivity of SPRi technology for medical diagnostic.

There are 2 included publications by Marinella Sandros :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Effects of Novel Nanomaterials on Allergic Mediator Release from Human Mast Cells and Basophils through Non-Ige Mediated Pathways 2012 19 Mast cells (MC) and peripheral blood basophils (PBB) are well known for their role in the allergic response mediated through high affinity IgE receptors (FceRI). However, these cells can also be stimulated by other non-allergic secretagogues to relea...
Functionalization of Gadolinium Metallofullerenes for Detecting Atherosclerotic Plaque Lesions by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2013 13 Background: The hallmark of atherosclerosis is the accumulation of plaque in vessel walls. This process is initiated when monocytic cells differentiate into macrophage foam cells under conditions with high levels of atherogenic lipoproteins. Vulnerab...