Tasciotti Lab

Ennio Tasciotti, PhD

Ennio Tasciotti, PhD
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist

Dr. Tasciotti's research focuses on developing innovative nanotechnology platforms and biomaterials for drug delivery and regenerative medicine which include:


  • Applying nanoporous silica chip technology to the early detection of diseases and the real-time assessment of therapeutic efficacy
  • Developing novel materials for enhanced polymeric scaffold reinforcement
  • Synthesis and functionalization of theranostic nanoparticles for targeted cancer drug delivery and imaging
  • Modulation of the functions and properties of materials that promote cell survival and differentiation in tissue engineering
  • Creating unconventional multistage, multifunctional delivery vectors inspired by nature
  • Understanding the basic mechanisms of reaction of the cell to the exposure to and integration of nanoparticulates