• The Gill Lab

  • Gold nanoparticles
    Gold nanoparticles as a novel
    platform for development and
    delivery of influenza vaccines.
    (Image Credit: Wenqian Tao)
  • Confocal image of pollens
    Plant pollens and spores as
    a novel platform for oral
    delivery of vaccines.
    (Image Credit: Yunzhe Ma)
  • Microneedle array
    Painless microneedles for
    vaccine and drug delivery to various
    tissues of the human body.
    (Image Credit: Harvinder Gill)
  • SEM of pollens
    Plant pollens and spores as
    a novel platform for oral
    delivery of vaccines.
    (Image Credit: Jasim Uddin)
  • Oral cavity histology
    Microneedles for local delivery
    of cancer medications to
    oral cavity for management of
    oro-pharyngeal tumors.
    (Image Credit: Yunzhe Ma)

NEWS

July, 2017; Raul Dominguez, a PhD student was awarded a merit based scholarship by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
May, 2017; Jasim Uddin, a PhD student won the 1st place in the Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Fair. His poster was titled "Oral vaccine delivery using ragweed pollen grains."
Mar, 2017; Jasim Uddin, a PhD student won the 1st place in the 16th annual graduate research poster competition organized by Texas Tech University in the category 'Engineering' . His poster was titled "Oral vaccine delivery using ragweed pollen grains."
Feb, 2017; Dr. Gill profiled in Texas Tech Today.
Dec, 2016; Dr. Gill receives Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award.
Mar, 2016; Jasim Uddin, a PhD student won the runner-up place in the category 'Plant Use and Food' in the 15th annual graduate research poster competition organized by Texas Tech University. His poster was titled "A mechanistic insight into pollen grains as an oral vaccine delivery system."
Dec, 2015; Dr. Gill awarded an NIH R01 grant to develop microneedles for allergy immunotherapy.
Aug, 2015; Dr. Gill has been appointed as the Whitacre Endowed Chair in Science and Technology.
July, 2015; Dr. Amit Jain, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Harvinder Gill was awarded a 2015 BME Innovation and Career Development Award.
Jan, 2015; Dr. Harvinder Gill and Dr. Silke Paust (Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine) were awarded a five-year, $2.8M NIH grant to evaluate the efficacy of a novel oral pollen vaccine to activate Natural Killer cells and to protect from HIV infection.
July, 2014; Yunzhe Ma, supervised by Dr. Harvinder Gill, received the Texas Tech Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2014. Dr. Ma's thesis was entitled, "Microneedles for Drug Delivery into Oral Cavity."
April, 2014; Wenqian Tao, a Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Harvinder Gill, was awarded a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award for her paper titled "Engineering and Evaluation of a Fully Synthetic Universal Influenza-A Vaccine Based on M2e-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles," which she presented at the Society For Biomaterials’ 2014 Annual Meeting.
Dec, 2012; Dr. Gill awarded a CPRIT grant to develop microneedles for cancer drug delivery.
Sep, 2012; Dr. Gill receives the NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award to develop pollen grains as a novel oral vaccine delivery platform.
Jun, 2012; Dr. Gill receives an R21 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop gold nanoparticles as a platform for influenza vaccine design and delivery.
Apr, 2012; Dr. Gill selected to receive the 2012 DARPA-Young Faculty Award. The award will promote the research on pollen grains for oral vaccination.
Jan, 2012; Dr. Gill receives the Dr. Charles L. Burford Faculty Award instituted by the Texas Tech University College of Engineering
Dec, 2011; Dr. Gill receives the TTU/TTUHSC cancer grant to develop microneedles for local delivery of cancer medications to tongue tumors
Mar, 2011; Dr. Gill receives an R03 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to develop microneedles as a platform for intraoral delivery of HIV vaccines
Sep 1, 2009; Gill Laboratory gets founded in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University





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