Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Dhiraj Kumar

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UOC)
QualificationsPhD [Nanomedicine], M.Tech [Nanobiotechnology], MSc [Chemistry], BSc [honors - Chemistry]
Research summaryNanomaterials

Research

Dr Dhiraj Kumar is a chemist with specialisations in physical chemistry and nanobiotechnology. Dhiraj is interested developing engineered nanomaterials for various biomedical applications. His current research focus in on surface modification of inorganic and organic nanoparticles for ovarian cancer targeting and MARS spectral imaging.

Publications

Moghiseh, M., Lowe, C., Lewis, J., Kumar, D., Butler, A., Anderson, N., & Raja, A. (2018). Spectral photon-counting molecular imaging for quantification of monoclonal antibody-conjugated gold nanoparticles targeted to lymphoma and breast cancer: An in vitro study. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 2018, 2136840. doi: 10.1155/2018/2136840

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Chitcholtan, K., & Sykes, P. (2017). Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of different sized gold nanoparticles in ovarian cancer cells. Nanotechnology, 28, 475101. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa935e

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., & Sykes, P. (2016). Seed mediated synthesis of highly mono-dispersed gold nanoparticles in the presence of hydroquinone. Nanotechnology, 27, 355601. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/35/355601

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Keshvan, P. C., Bhat, M., Dinda, A. A., & Mitra, S. (2015). Organically modified silica nanoparticles interaction with macrophage cells: Assessment of cell viability on the basis of physicochemical properties. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 104(11), 3943-3951. doi: 10.1002/jps.24614

Mutreja, I., Kumar, D., Boyd, A. R., & Meenan, B. J. (2013). Titania nanotube porosity controls dissolution rate of sputter deposited calcium phosphate (CaP) thin film coatings. RSC Advances, 3, 11263. doi: 10.1039/c3ra40898a

Journal - Research Article

Moghiseh, M., Lowe, C., Lewis, J., Kumar, D., Butler, A., Anderson, N., & Raja, A. (2018). Spectral photon-counting molecular imaging for quantification of monoclonal antibody-conjugated gold nanoparticles targeted to lymphoma and breast cancer: An in vitro study. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 2018, 2136840. doi: 10.1155/2018/2136840

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Chitcholtan, K., & Sykes, P. (2017). Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of different sized gold nanoparticles in ovarian cancer cells. Nanotechnology, 28, 475101. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa935e

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., & Sykes, P. (2016). Seed mediated synthesis of highly mono-dispersed gold nanoparticles in the presence of hydroquinone. Nanotechnology, 27, 355601. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/35/355601

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Keshvan, P. C., Bhat, M., Dinda, A. A., & Mitra, S. (2015). Organically modified silica nanoparticles interaction with macrophage cells: Assessment of cell viability on the basis of physicochemical properties. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 104(11), 3943-3951. doi: 10.1002/jps.24614

Mutreja, I., Kumar, D., Boyd, A. R., & Meenan, B. J. (2013). Titania nanotube porosity controls dissolution rate of sputter deposited calcium phosphate (CaP) thin film coatings. RSC Advances, 3, 11263. doi: 10.1039/c3ra40898a

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Meenan, B. J., & Dixon, D. (2013). The profile of payload release from gold nanoparticles modified with a BODIPY®/PEG mixed monolayer. Journal of Nano Research, 25, 16-30. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNanoR.25.16

Kumar, D., Meenan, B. J., & Dixon, D. (2012). Glutathione-mediated release of Bodipy® from PEG cofunctionalized gold nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 7, 4007-4022. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S33726

Kumar, D., Meenan, B. J., Mutreja, I., D'Sa, R., & Dixon, D. (2012). Controlling the size and size distribution of gold nanoparticles: A design of experiment study. International Journal of Nanoscience, 11, 1250023. doi: 10.1142/S0219581X12500238

Manson, J., Kumar, D., Meenan, B. J., & Dixon, D. (2011). Polyethylene glycol functionalized gold nanoparticles: The influence of capping density on stability in various media. Gold Bulletin, 44(2), 99-105. doi: 10.1007/s13404-011-0015-8

More publications...