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Florida Polytechnic University Professor’s Research Included in WHO COVID-19 Database

Florida Polytechnic University
Dr. Ajeet Kaushik

As doctors, health officials, and researchers around the world continue working to find ways to combat COVID-19 and detect the coronavirus that causes it SARS-CoV-2 some innovative approaches are being tested.

The World Health Organization is featuring leading-edge research by our guest today in its database of global literature on coronavirus disease. Dr. Ajeet Kaushik is assistant professor of chemistry at Florida Polytechnic University. He is co-author on three scientific papers released in 2020 and 2021 that explore the use of nanomedicine, biosensors, and artificial intelligence to diagnose and combat COVID-19.

Dr. Kaushik’s ongoing research explores advanced electrochemical sensing systems and nanomedicine for personalized health wellness. His most recent paper focuses on manipulative magnetic nanomedicine and the future of COVID-19 therapy, and was published in the journal Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery.

The research states that manipulative nanomedicine – delivering drugs to a highly specific part of the body – can provide a safer, more precise, and more effective way to treat patients grappling with multiple diseases and symptoms as a result of COVID-19.

“This infection is different – we are not dealing only with respiratory problems. We are dealing with heart failure, kidney problems, anxiety, depression, vision problems, and more, all because of coronavirus,” Kaushik said. “No one can propose a good single solution to handle this, so different people with different expertise have to do different jobs. I’m targeting the brain while other people are targeting lungs, the gut, the kidneys, and the behavioral health aspect.”

Kaushik also was among the authors of a paper published in ACS Applied Bio Materials titled “Electrochemical SARS-CoV-2 Sensing at Point-of-Care and Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent COVID-19 Management,” a paper in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease titled “COVID-19: Review of a 21st Century Pandemic from Etiology to Neuro-psychiatric Implications,” and a paper in Biosensors and Bioelectronics titled “Functionalized terahertz plasmonic metasensors: Femtomolar-level detection of SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.” All three are featured in the WHO database as well.