MatMed

Laboratory for Materials in Medicine Pan Research Group at Illinois
Bioengineering at Illinois Engineering for Life University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MATMED LAB NEWS: July 2016

Thus far we have had a very productive and rewarding summer. Our graduate candidate, Aaron, has been actively involved on and off the Carle lab campus. Recently Aaron has received a spot on the Diversity Advocate Board for the Illinois bioengineering department within EGSAC. Additionally, Aaron will be mentoring students this summer within the SROP program, partnered with EBICS. Aaron and Professor Pan received a two-year American Heart Association (AHA) award. Excellent accomplishments Aaron!

Additionally, our Postdoctoral scholars Gururaja and Santosh have both published recent projects. Guru’s scientific discovery involves Sparteine induced chirally-active carbon nanoparticles for enantioselective separation of racemic mixtures, which he published in Chemical Communications. Santosh published in Scientific Reports involving Pro-haloacetate Nanoparticles for Efficient Cancer Therapy via Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase Modulation. This work received press attention for reinitializing cancer cell suicide mechanisms.

Furthermore, our lab received the Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Award, for personalized absorbable gastrointestinal stents for intestinal fistulae and perforations. The principal investigators on this award are Professor Dipanjan Pan and Dr. Blair Rowitz. Additional collaborators include Dr. Santosh Misra, Dr. Muhammad Khan, and Fatemeh Ostadhossein M.S.

Finally, our Professor, Dipanjan Pan, is the Editor for the new book: Personalized Medicine with a Nanochemistry Twist, published in Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. Many members from the MatMed lab are contributors to this work including, Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Aaron Schwartz-Duval, and Enrique Daza.

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Also, our lab made it to the front page of the CNST nano@Illinois website! Check out our picture!

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