STUDENTS

Ph.D. Trainees

Lara Milane

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Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advisor: Mansoor Amiji

Biography

Lara Scheherazade Milane grew up traveling between London, England and Carbondale, Illinois. She is a dual UK/USA citizen. Lara has a BS in Neuroscience, an MS in Biology, and is now pursuing a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science with a specialization in Drug Delivery Systems. Lara became an IGERT Nanomedicine fellow in September of 2006. Lara is a natural leader inside and outside of the laboratory. Lara is a mentor to her peers and passionate about "giving back" to her community through educational outreach. She developed the IGERT program’s "Introduction to the Nanoworld" outreach platform and is also involved with other K-12 outreach programs on campus. As well as being a creative young scientist who thinks outside of the box, Lara has excellent written and oral communication skills, and is adept at fostering professional relationships and collaborations. Lara dedicates her research and everyday of her life to the loving memory of her twin sister, Samantha Tari Jabr.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

  • Winner of the Massachusetts Student Poster Scholarship Program at IBC’s Drug Discovery and Development Week, August 2009

  • Winner of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Boston Chapter Poster Competition, May 2009

  • Member of the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, 2009

  • IGERT Nanomedicine Fellow, 2006-2008

  • Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching, Professional Promise Award for accomplishments as an Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Instructor, April 2005

  • NSF GK-12 Fellow, 2005-2006

    Projects

    Presentations

    • Cellular Trafficking Studies of Ceramide-Loaded Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Modified Poly(Epsilon-Caprolactone) Nanoparticles with Raman Microscopy., Lara Milane and Tatyana Chernenko,
      • Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo, Boston, MA, 2008
      • Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting & Exposition, New York, 2008
    • Polymer Blend Nanoparticulate Carriers for Combination Paclitaxel/Lonidamine Therapy in Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Breast and Ovarian Cancer via Exploitation of the Warburg Effect. , Lara Milane,
      • IBC’s Drug Discovery and Development Week, Boston, MA, August, 2009
      • Mitochondrial Medicine, Washington, DC, June, 2009
    • Polymer Blend Nanoparticulate Carriers for Combination Paclitaxel/Lonidamine Therapy in Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Breast and Ovarian Cancer via Exploitation of the Warburg Effect. , Lara Milane,
      • Northeast Regional International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Poster Competition, Boston, MA, May, 2009
    • Polymer Blend Nanoparticulate Carriers for Combination Paclitaxel/Lonidamine Therapy in Overcoming Multidrug Resistance in Breast and Ovarian Cancer via Exploitation of the Warburg Effect, Lara Milane,
      • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Northeast Regional Discussion Group, Rocky Hill, CT, April, 2009
      • Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo, Boston, MA

    Publications

    • Raman Microscopic Imaging of Cells and Applications Monitoring the Uptake of Drug Delivery Systems, Matthäus C., Chernenko T., Quintero L., Miljković M., Milane L., Kale A., Amiji M., Torchilin V., Diem M, Book of Confocal Raman Microscopy, V., P.137-164 (2011)
    • Nanotechnology Approaches for Contrast Enhancement in Optical Imaging and Disease Targeted Therapy in Advances in Optical Imaging for Clinical Medicine, Iftimia, N., Amiji, M., Milane, L., Oldenburg, A., , V., P. (2009)
    • Raman Microscopy Imaging of Nanocarrier Systems for Cellular Uptake and Trafficking, Christian Matthaeus, Tatyana Chernenko, Lara Milane, Amit Kale, Luis Quintero, Mansoor Amiji, Vladimir Torchilin, and Max Diem, Controlled Release Society Newsletter , V.26, P.13-14 (2009)
    • Label-Free Raman Spectral Imaging of Intracellular Delivery and Degradation of Polymeric Nanoparticle Systems, Tatyana Chernenko, Christian Matthaeus, Lara Milane, Luis Quintero, Mansoor Amiji and Max Diem, ACS Nano, V.3(11), P.3552-3559 (2009)
    • Raman Microscopic Imaging of Cells and Applications Monitoring the Uptake of Drug Delivery Systems, Christian Matthäus, Tatyana Chernenko, Luis Quintero, Lara Milane, Amit Kale, Mansoor Amiji, Vladimir Torchilin, & Max Diem, , Proc. SPIE, , V.6991, P.699106 (2008)
    • Multi-functional nanocarriers for targeting delivery of drugs and genes, L. Jabr-Milane, L. van Vlerken, H. Devalapally, D. Shenoy, S. Kommareddy, M. Bhavsar, M. M. Amiji, Journal of Controlled Release, V.130(2), P.121-128 (2008)
    • Multi-functional nanocarriers to overcome tumor drug resistance, L. Jabr-Milane, L. van Vlerken, S. Yadav, M. M. Amjii, Cancer Treatment Reviews, V.34(7), P.592-602 (2008)
    • Mitochondria-specific nanotechnology., Volkmar Weissig, Sarathi V Boddapati, Lara Jabr & Gerard G D'Souza., Nanomedicine., V.2, P.275 (2007)
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