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Sawnaz (Sunny) Shaidani

PhD Candidate

Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

About Me

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!


Research Keywords

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.

Sawnaz (Sunny) Shaidani

Country of Origin

Pelham, NH, US


Contact Me

Email:  Twitter Handle: @SunnyShaidani


Contact Interests

Mentorship, Community Outreach, Public Press, Guest Speaker, Coffee Chat

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