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Asahi Tomitaka , Dr.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Phone: (361) 570-4848

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Dr. Asahi Tomitaka earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Yokohama National University, Japan, in 2011. She had postdoctoral trainings in the field of Biomaterials, Materials Science and Engineering, and Nanomedicine. Prior to joining UHV, she was an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. During her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training, she was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowships. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Miami Center for AIDS Research, and FIU Research Center in Minority Institutions.



M.H. Pial, A. Tomitaka, N. Pala, U. Roy, “Implantable devices for the treatment of breast cancer,” Journal of Nanotheranostics, vol. 3, pp. 19–38, 2022.


Tomitaka, H. Arami, A. Ahmadivand, B. Gerislioglu, N. Pala, A. McGoron, Y. Takemura, M. Febo, M. Nair, “Magneto-plasmonic nanostars for image-guided and NIR-triggered drug delivery,” Scientific Reports, vol. 10, Article 10115, 2020.

Tomitaka, S. Ota, K. Nishimoto, H. Arami, Y. Takemura, M. Nair, “Dynamic magnetic characterization and magnetic particle imaging enhancement of magnetic-gold core-shell nanoparticles,” Nanoscale, vol. 11, pp. 6489–6496, 2019.

Kaushik, A. Yndart, V. Atluri, S. Tiwari, A. Tomitaka, P. Gupta, R.D. Jaynat, D. Alvarez-Carbonell, K. Khalili, M. Nair, “Magnetically guided non-invasive CRISPR-Cas9/gRNA delivery across blood-brain barrier to eradicate latent HIV-1,” Scientific Reports, vol. 9, 3928, 2019.

Tomitaka, A. Kaushik, B. Kevadiya, I. Mukadam, H.E. Gendelman, K. Khalili, G. Liu, M. Nair, “Surface engineered multi-modal magnetic nanoparticles to manage CNS diseases,” Drug Discovery Today, vol. 24, pp. 873–882, 2019.

Ahmadivand, B. Gerislioglu, A. Tomitaka, P. Manickam, A. Kaushik, S. Bhansali, M. Nair, N. Pala, “Extreme sensitive metasensor for targeted biomarkers identification using colloidal nanoparticles-integrated plasmonic unit cells,” Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 9, pp. 373–386, 2018.

Tomitaka, H. Arami, A. Raymond, A. Yndart, A. Kaushik, R.D. Jayant, Y. Takemura, Y. Cai, M. Toborek, M. Nair, “Development of magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles for multimodal image-guided therapy to the brain,” Nanoscale, vol. 9, pp. 764–773, 2017.

Tomitaka, H. Arami, S. Gandhi, K.M. Krishnan, “Lactoferrin conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles for targeting brain glioma cells in magnetic particle imaging,” Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 16890–16898, 2015.

Tomitaka, T. Koshi, S. Hatsugai, T. Yamada, and Y. Takemura, Magnetic characterization of surface-coated magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical application,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 323, pp. 1398–1403, 2011.