March 21, 2011

Symposium to highlight student work in cancer nanotech

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology will host a mini-symposium on Wednesday, March 23, to showcase research by students affiliated with its Engineering in Oncology Center and Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. Talks begin at 9 a.m. in Homewood’s Hackerman Hall Auditorium and will conclude by noon.

Speakers from the Whiting School will be predoctoral fellows in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Stephanie Fraley, Laura Dickinson and Craig Schneider and postdoctoral fellows Christopher Hale, Jaeho Park and Eric Balzer; from Biomedical Engineering, predoctoral fellow Yi Zhang and undergradute Kelvin Liu; and from Mechanical Engineering, postdoctoral fellow Sam Walcott.

Also giving presentations are predoctoral fellow Dipankar Pramanik, in Pathology at the School of Medicine, and John Fini, director of Intellectual Property for the Homewood schools.

The Engineering in Oncology Center aims to unravel the physical underpinnings involved in the growth and spread of cancer. The Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence uses a multidisciplinary approach to develop nanotechnology-based tools and strategies for comprehensive cancer diagnosis and therapy and to translate those tools to the marketplace.