Chemistry PhD Student, Hiroshi Matsui Lab
Expanding interests in the nanotechnology field and fostering professional development skills through the NanoBioNYC program.
Sara is originally from Saudi Arabia and Thailand. As a scientist with a background in the personal care and HI&I industries and research experience in organic synthesis, she is interested in incorporating nanotechnology into product development. As a member of the Matsui Lab, her research focuses on the study of nanoparticles, particularly iron oxide nanocages induced by alternating magnetic fields (AMFs) and the roles of exosomes as a potential biological drug carrier in cancer treatment. At the heart of her study lies the ability to manipulate the stiffness of the extracellular matrix (ECM) contents surrounding primary and metastatic cancer sites. By utilizing AMF-induced iron oxide nanocages, she aims to surpass the barriers of ECM, thereby enhancing drug-delivery efficacy onto these sites.
When not in lab, Sara enjoys spending quality time with her cat, trying new restaurants/cuisines with friends, nurturing her creative side with dance and art classes, and learning a new language.
Organic synthesis, Cell Culture, Confocal Microscopy, TEM, Exosome Extraction, Formulation.
Professional Development Skills
• Formulation Scientist at Kinnos Inc. (2021 – Present)
• Member at New York Society of Cosmetic
• Chemists (2019 – Present)
Research and Development
• Chemist at Estée Lauder Companies (2019 – 2021)
• Kinnos Industrial Fellowship (2022)