Sawnaz (Sunny) Shaidani
Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
I am a PhD candidate at Tufts University. I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's degree Biomedical Engineering and a concentration in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. My PhD research is focused on delivering therapeutics such as chemotherapy, antibiotics, contraceptives, and nutrients via natural biopolymer-based delivery systems, particularly microparticles and nanoparticles, for various applications in local and systemic delivery. I also works on optimizing 3D in vitro model systems to test these delivery systems. In my free time, I love to hang out with my rabbit, hike, learn how to play different instruments, and binge watch the newest Netflix true crime series!
Nanoparticles, drug delivery
Fun Fact About Me
I was on the Bachelor! (not as a contestant, but a musician!)
Achievements of Interest
My fondest accomplishment are how many students I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring in the lab, and how many of them have chosen to pursue PhD programs.