Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. After my PhD, I visited various universities of world fame on different post-doctoral assignments. In 2005, I joined the Department of Biochemistry, University Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, as a visiting scientist. I was assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Acadia University, for an academic session of 2008-2009, and in the Department of Chemistry, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, for 2009-2010.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Functional Biomaterials for Sustainable Chemistry.
Synthesis, characterization and physical properties of BIO-NANOMATERIALS by using water soluble proteins, polymers and their self-assembled structures. Special emphasis on the native and denatured states of proteins controlled crystal growth.
Awards and Achievements
Cover page feature article in The Journal of Physical Chemistry, C.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have voluntary research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in biomaterials and applications.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in this area.
Protein Mixtures of Environmental Friendly Zein to understand Protein – Protein Interactions through Biomaterials Synthesis, Hemolysis, and their Antimicrobial Activities. A. Mahal, M. K. Goshisht, P. Khullar, H. Kumar, N. Singh, G. Kaur, M. S. Bakshi*, Phys Chem Chem Phys, 16, 14257-14270 (2014).
Ecofriendly route to Synthesize Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications; Bioactive Polymers on the Shape Control Effects of Nanomaterials under Different Reaction Conditions. V. Singh, P. Khullar*, P. N. Dave, G. Kaur, M. S. Bakshi*, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 1, 1417 - 1431 (2013).
Green Chemistry of Zein Protein towards the Synthesis of Bioconjugated Nanoparticles: Understanding Unfolding, Fusogenic behavior, and Hemolysis. A. Mahal, P. Khullar, H. Kumar, G. Kaur, N. Singh, M. Jelokhani-Niaraki, M. S. Bakshi*, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 1, 627 - 639 (2013).
Novel Biodegradable Films with Extraordinary Tensile Strength and Flexibility Provided by Nanoparticles. H. Kaur, T. S. Banipal, S. Thakur, M. S. Bakshi*, G. Kaur, N. Singh, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 1, 127-136 (2013). (Highlighted).
Bovine Serum Albumin Bioconjugated Gold Nanoparticles; Synthesis, Hemolysis, and Cytotoxicity Towards Cancer Cell Lines. P. Khullar, V. Singh, A. Mahal, P. N. Dave, S. Thakur, G. Kaur, J. Singh, S. S. Kamboj, M. S. Bakshi* J Phys. Chem. C, 116, 8834-8843 (2012).
NanoShape Control Tendency of Phospholipids and Proteins: Protein – Nanoparticles composites, Seeding, Self-aggregation, and their Applications in Bio-nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology. M. S. Bakshi, J Phys. Chem. C, 115, 13947-13960 (2011) Invited Feature Article (Cover Page Highlighted).