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Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State

Ravindra Thakkar, Electron Microscopy Facility

Ravi ThakkarAssociate Scientist


2006, M.S., Biotechnology, Sardar Patel University, India




Morphology study of cells, organelles and biomolecules under disease or experimental conditions, metalic and polymeric nanoparticle characterization and its interaction with cells and other nanocomposites, protein dynamics, liposomes and the study of nanostructured materials using electron microscopy.

Major Equipment

Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Sample preparation equipments like Ultramicrotome, Sputter coater.

  • Riviere, Jim; Jaberi-Douraki, Majid; Lilich, James; Azizi, Tahmineh; Joo, Hyun; Choi, Kyoungju; Thakkar, Ravindra; Monteiro-Riviere, Nancy;(accepted) Modeling Gold Nanoparticle Biodistribution after Arterial Infusion into Perfused Tissue: Effects of Surface Coating, Size and Protein Corona. (Toxicology and applied pharmacology)
  • Tuyen Duong Thanh Nguyen, Arunkumar Pitchaimani, Colin Ferrel, Ravindra Thakkar, Santosh Aryal. (2017) Nano-confinement driven enhanced magnetic relaxivity of SPIONs for targeted tumor bioimaging. (Nanoscale; Royal Society of Chemistry 2017:10.1039) (PMID:29210434)
  • Amanda Hoffman, Xiaotong Wu, Jianjie Wang, Amanda Brodeur, Rintu Thomas, Ravindra Thakkar, Halena Hadi, Garry Glaspell, Molly Duszynski, Adam Wanekaya and Robert DeLong. Two-Dimensional fluorescence difference spectroscopy of ZnO and Mg composites in the detection of physiological protein and RNA interactions. (Materials 2017: 10:12)(PMID:29244716)
  • Sathiyabama Dhinakaran, Rashmi Santhosh Kumar, Ravindra Thakkar, Gayathri Narayanappa (2016) Coexistence of central nucleus, cores and rods ; Diagnostic relevance. (Journal of Indian Academy of Nerology 2016: 19:2:201-204)(PMID:27293330)
  • Unchagi Asha, Anita Mahadevan, Dhinakaran Sathiyabama, Thakkar Ravindra, B.K. Chandrashekar Sagar, Dhananjaya Ishwar Bhat, Hanumantapura Ramalingaiah Arvinda, Paritosh Pandey and George C. Vilanilam. (2015) Lack of IDH1 mutaiton in astroblastomas suggests putative origin from ependymongial cells? (Neuropathology 2015:35:303-311) (PMID:25786545)
  • D. Sathiyabama, U. Asha, S. D. Shwetha,  R. Thakkar, J. S. Dil, V Santosh (2014) Crooke's cell adenoma of  the pituitary: A histological, immunocytochemical, and  electron microscopic study of a rare case. (Neurology India 2014:62:2:216-217) (PMID:24823747)
  • Menon RN, Jagtap S, R Thakkar, Narayanappa G, Nair M. (2013). Mucolipidosis and progressive myoclonus epilepsy: A distinctive phenotype. (Neurology India 2013:61:5:537-539)(PMID:242622466)
  • S Dwivedi, R Thakkar, V Upadhyay, S Kumar. (2011). Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes Producing Antimicrobial Substance against Human Pathogenic Bacteria. (J. Pharm. Res. 2011:4:11:4066-4068).
  • M Argal, H Choudhary, R Thakkar, SK Verma, C Senia (2011). The efficiency of murraya koenigii leaf extract on some bacterial and a fungal strain by disc diffusion method. (J. Chem. Pharm. Res.2011:3(5):697-704)