Dr. Pantano is an associate professor of chemistry and a site director of the Robert A. Welch Foundation Summer Scholar Program.
The driving force of PantanoLABO is the development of elegant analytical techniques and methodologies to understand complex chemical systems. The goals include elucidating the intracellular response and fate of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), and advancing the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of SWNTs. The areas of expertise include the characterization of SWNT materials, the reproducible preparation of purified SWNT samples, and the development of direct and label-free measurements of SWNTs inside living cells and tissue.
Gel electrophoresis method to measure the concentration of single-walled carbon nanotubes extracted from biological tissue. Wang, R., Mikoryak, C., Chen, E., Li, S., Pantano, P., and Draper, R.K., Analytical Chemistry (2009) 81: 2944-2952.
Thermal ablation of tumor cells with antibody-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubesChakravarty, P., Marches, R., Zimmerman, N.S., Swafford, A.D.-E., Bajaj, P., Musselman, I.H., Pantano, P., Draper, R.K., and Vitetta, E.S. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA (2008) 105: 8697-8702.
Single-walled carbon nanotube interactions with HeLa cellsYehia, H.N., Draper, R.K., Mikoryak, C., Walker, E.K., Bajaj, P., Musselman, I.H., Daigrepont, M.C., Dieckmann, G.R., and Pantano, P. , Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2007) 5: 8-24.
Updated: May 13, 2011