Presenter: Andrew Smith (Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Topic:Quantitative Molecular Imaging with Quantum Dots
Time: 10:00 AM, Jun. 23rd (Friday)
The major goal of the Smith Lab is to engineer light-emitting nanoparticles for imaging molecules, cells, and tissues. Our lab has recently made advances in developing fluorescent quantum dots as point sources of light that allow quantitative molecular analysis of biological specimens. We are using these new emitters to count and observe intracellular and plasma membrane proteins in living cells, to absolutely measure disease-associated molecules in clinical biospecimens, and to inform the development of new therapeutic modalities for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and obesity.
Andrew M. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Medicine, and Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He joined the UIUC faculty in 2012 and since has been appointed as Bioengineering Associate Head and Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow. Dr. Smith received a B.S. in Chemistry in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 2008, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Smith's research interests include nanomaterials engineering, single-molecule imaging, molecular pathology, and new undergraduate and graduate educational practices.
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