Marina Rajadurai

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Marina Rajadurai
Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Marina Rajadurai obtained her M. Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from D. I. Mendeleev Russian Chemical-Technological University, Moscow, Russia. Following four years as an Engineer at the A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, she pursued her PhD at the same institute, completing it in 2006. During her doctoral studies, she served as a Visiting Graduate Student at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. In 2008, Dr. Rajadurai joined the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Hyderabad Campus as a Postdoctoral Fellow, focusing on Medicinal Chemistry and the design of efficient fluorescent nanomaterials for biological imaging. Transitioning to the role of Junior Research Scientist at the Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences in 2010, she currently holds the position of Senior Research Scientist at DRILS, where she continues to make contributions to research in area of Nanotechnology Mediated Drug Delivery.

Dr. Rajadurai’s primary research focus lies in the advancement of drug delivery systems, particularly those centered around innovative nanoparticles. Employing various methodologies, her focus extends to the creation of highly efficient and potent drug delivery mechanisms. These encompass cutting-edge technologies such as Microneedles, Lipid Nanoparticles, and Hydrogel Nano- and Micro particles. A key aspect of her work involves meticulous control over the morphology and dimensions of existing bioactive compounds at the nano- and sub-micro levels, enabling the manipulation of their biological activities. Within Dr. Rajadurai’s research group, a primary objective is the exploration of innovative solutions to address existing challenges in drug resistance and nutrient deficiencies. Their endeavours aim to contribute to advancements in overcoming these hurdles and improving the efficacy of pharmaceutical interventions.

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