Hi – I am Manohar Mahato and have joined Dr. Praveen’s lab as PostDoctoral Fellow. I have received my Master degree in organic chemistry from the University of Delhi in 2009. Then after, I began the Ph.D. where I had worked on the synthesis of different cationic molecules (peptidic and polymeric) in order to develop efficient delivery vectors and their in vitro evaluation for gene therapy/drug delivery. These molecules self-assembled to form supramolecular nanostructures with nucleic acids (pDNA/siRNA) and drug molecules via non-covalent interactions and deliver them inside the cells. Here in Dr. Praveen’s lab, my research work is focused on the development of biomaterials such as nanofibres, liposomes, hydrogels, and organogels from novel synthesized polymers and small molecules for various biomedical applications. More specifically, I am designing and developing biomaterials for alleviating old stored blood transfusion-related complications.
Apart from lab work (when I'm free), I play basketball, table tennis, badminton.