Dr Aadarash Zia

Scientist - Drug Delivery

Aadarash is a scientist in drug delivery at MDC with 7 years of experience, specializing in the study, design, and exploration of bio-nanoparticles/formulations for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Following her graduation, she worked as a researcher at an Oncology & Radiotherapy institute, focusing on developing radiotracer-payload carriers for non-invasive in-vivo imaging.

She furthered her expertise by completing a PhD at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University, Australia. Her interdisciplinary research involved developing novel multifunctional nanoparticles tailored for brain targeting. Her contributions extend to unravelling the intricacies of intracellular uptake within a microfluidic-based human blood–brain barrier on-chip model.

At MDC, her role is multidisciplinary, ranging from formulation development and optimization to setting up in-vitro oncology cell models. This allows her to study cellular responses, drug interactions, and other aspects relevant to drug delivery in research.