• 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)

Principal Investigator

Harvinder Singh Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Whitacre Endowed Chair in Science and Engineering
Ed and Linda Whitacre Faculty Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University
8th Street and Canton Ave
Mail Stop 3121
Lubbock, TX 79409-3121
Ph: 806-834-3682
Fax: 806-742-3552
Email: harvinder.gill@ttu.edu
(BIOSKETCH)






Research Assistant Professor

Akhilesh Shakya, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3121
Ph: 806-742-5058
Fax: 806-742-3552
Email: akhilesh.shakya@ttu.edu

(BIOSKETCH)
Research Interests:Oral and skin vaccination technologies; Immuno-bioengineering; Polymer engineering for vaccine development






Postdoctoral Associates

Chang hyun Lee, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Stem cells; Plant pollens/spores and elastin-like polypeptides for gene delivery

Amit Jain, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Microneedles and plant pollens/spores for drug and vaccine delivery; Transdermal drug delivery

Shantanu Lale, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Plant pollens/spores for drug and vaccine delivery; Polymeric nanoparticles

Gaurav Joshi, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Influenza vaccines

Sumit Bhawal, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Microneedles; Transdermal drug delivery;






PhD Graduate Students

Md Jasim Uddin

Research Interests:Plant pollens/spores for vaccine delivery

Seth Boese

Research Interests: Microneedles and polymeric nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery

Rohan Ingrole

Research Interests: Influenza vaccines; Gold nanoparticles; Microneedles; Elastin-like polypeptide

Pedro Gonzalez

Research Interests: Plant pollens/spores for drug and vaccine delivery

Raul Dominguez

Research Interests: Allergy immunotherapy; Elastin-like polypeptides

Tatiana Colón

Research Interests: Plant pollens/spores for vaccine delivery






Undergraduate Students

Kate Ripley

Research Interests: Electrospinning; Elastin-like polypeptides






Graduate Alumni

Shashwati Atwe

Graduated with Ph.D. in 2017. Works at PaxVax.

Wenqian Tao

Graduated with Ph.D. in 2015.

Nazir Hossain

Graduated with M.S.in 2014.

Yunzhe Ma

Graduated with Ph.D. in 2013. Works at Intel Inc.

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