George Matthaiolampakis

The focus of my lab is in the areas of drug delivery, nanotechnology and RNA therapeutics. We study the role of small nucleic acids, such as mi/siRNAs, in combination with chemotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. We utilize nanotechnology and novel drug delivery methods as tools to deliver active compounds and target them to different cells. Our research expands beyond cancer, such as inflammation, brain delivery and other. We use medicinal chemistry and biotechnology to study and develop polymers to serve as carriers for controlled delivery of small and large molecules, proteins, and RNAs. 

Professional Experience

  • 2017-Present: Adjunct Faculty
    Biomedical Engineering, LA Tech, Ruston. 

  • 2016-Present: Assistant Professor Pharmaceutics (tenure-track)
    Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
    School of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe

  • 2014-2016: Post-Doctoral Associate
    NCI Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University

  • 2010-2014: Research Scientist/Post-Doctoral Associate
    Division of Cancer Prevention with Dr. Basil Rigas, MD, MSc
    Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University, SUNY


  • 2005-2009: Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery and nanotechnology, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras

  • 2000-2005: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Archana Shrestha 

Archana is a PhD student in our lab. Her research focus is on the development of novel drug delivery approaches, based on nanotechnology, for the delivery of active compounds, such as nucleic acids.

Previous Lab Members

A. K. M. Nawshad Hossian, Ph.D.

Pharm.D. and undergraduate students

  • Madeline Hogan

  • Tyreese Keola-Lamont Adams

  • Kevin Yabut

  • Jacob VanCoevering

  • Johnitie Thanh Le

  • April M Stelly

  • Lac Thi Ngyuen

  • Dalena Thi Ngyuen

  • David Barron Anderson

  • Annalise Elizabeth Labatut

  • Dylan C Guillaume