University of New Mexico
Muttil was educated in India, receiving his bachelor’s in pharmacy in 1999 from the Dr. K.N. Modi Institute of Pharmaceutical and Educational Research in 1999, his master’s in pharmacy from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, in 2001 and his PhD in pharmaceutics from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, in 2006. He did post-doctoral research in aerosol drug and vaccine delivery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before coming to UNM in 2010.
Muttil’s expertise is in developing novel delivery systems (micro-and nanotechnology) for vaccines and drugs against infectious diseases and cancers. His laboratory focuses on the formulation and testing of dry powder vaccines and drugs in animal models, as a needle-free delivery strategy. Some of the projects being pursued in his laboratory include pulmonary drug delivery for lung cancer, pulmonary immunization against tuberculosis, needle-free vaccination strategies against bioterrorism agents and formulating immunotherapeutic agents against cancers and infectious diseases.