Pallavi Vedantam

Short Bio

Dr. Pallavi Vedantam is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research focusses on inactivation of microorganisms by Engineered Water Nanostructures.  She received her doctoral degree in Microbiology from Clemson University (2007-2013). She studied Bionanomaterials and their applications during her PhD. She has a BS degree in Microbiology from University of Madras, India. She also holds a B.Ed. degree and MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Sri Sathya Sai University, India.

Research Interests

Dr. Pallavi’s research interests include antimicrobial activity of nanoparticles, investigating the toxicological effects of nanoparticles on potential pathogens, applications of bionanomaterials and their cytotoxic effects in vitro and in vivo.

Center Involvement

Studying bacterial inactivation by Engineered Water Nanostructures and investigate the mechanisms of inactivation.

Selected Publications

  1. Vedantam, P., George Huang, and T. R. Jeremy Tzeng. “Size-Dependent Cellular Toxicity and Uptake of Commercial Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles in Du-145 Cells.” Cancer Nanotechnology, (2013): 4(1-3): 13-20.
  1. Vedantam P., T. R. J. Tzeng, A. K. Brown, R. Podila, A. Rao, and K. Staley. “Binding of Escherichia coli to Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles.” Plasmonics 7, no. 2 (2012): 301-308.
  1. Podila, R., P. Vedantam, P. C. Ke, J. M. Brown, and A. M. Rao. “Evidence for Charge-Transfer-Induced Conformational Changes in Carbon Nanostructure–Protein Corona.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116, no. 41 (2012): 22098-22103.
  1. Zeng, J., Chen, C., P. Vedantam., Tzeng, Tzuen-Rong, Xuan, Xiangchun. “Magnetic concentration of particles and cells in ferrofluid flow through a straight micro-channel using attracting magnets. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, (2013) 15:49-55.
  1. Zeng, J., Deng. Y., Vedantam., Tzeng, Tzuen-Rong, Xuan, Xiangchun. “Magnetic separation of particles and cells in ferrofluid flow through a straight microchannel using two offset magnets. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic materials., (2013) 118-123.