Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program presents "Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications"
Nanotechnology allows for the unique design and functionalization of materials and devices at the nanometer scale for a variety of applications. Our laboratory has synthesized organic and inorganic nanoparticles and nanocomposites for advanced drug delivery, antimicrobial, antifouling, stem cell culture, tissue engineering, and biosensing applications.
We have also fabricated nanofluidic systems for drug screening, in vitro toxicology, clinical sample preparation, and diagnostic applications. The nanosystems allow for the rapid and automated processing of drug candidates and clinical samples in tiny volumes, greatly facilitating drug testing, genotyping assays, infectious disease detection, point-of-care monitoring, as well as cancer diagnosis and prognosis.