UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering



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S. "Thai" Thayumanavan

Professor, Chemistry
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-1313

Novel Polymeric Materials for Biological Sensing, Drug and Gene Delivery

Targeted delivery of drugs and genes is an important goal of biomedical research. In the case of gene delivery, we are designing and developing polymeric vehicles that exhibit transfection efficiency that rival the best known non-viral vehicles.  Our strategies also lend themselves for targeting specific cell types.  Similarly, targeted chemotherapeutic drug delivery vehicles are also being designed in oru lab.  In the case of biological sensing, we are interested in sensing a specific protein and nucleotide sensing.


Research Interest

Potential Application

Targeted drug delivery

Cancer chemotherapy

Gene and RNA delivery

Gene therapy and si-RNA delivery

Biological sensing

Biomedical diagnostics



University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003