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: March 2014

Shaneen delivers her oral presentation in 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, Tx. Title of her talk: “Oh so sweet! Carbon nanoparticles from natural sweeteners for cancer theranostics”. Co-Authors included Santosh Misra and Sumin Kim (MatMed lab) and Prabuddha Mukherjee, Rohit Bhargava (Bhargava Lab).

Ramya Babu Joins our lab. She is a junior in BIOE with a minor in Computer Science. She will be working on simulation of next generation of cardiovascular stents from a computational perspective. Welcome Ramya.

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Santosh Misra- we have been informed that he is the winner of the best thesis award from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science! Way to go Santosh- we are pleased to have you with us.

Prof. Pan’s book (edited) in Nanomedicine is slated to be relased in August, 2014. Title: Nanomedicine: A Soft Matter Perspective

March 28th: Prof. Pan delivers an invited talk at the annual meeting of American Society of Nanomedicine in MD. The title of his talk was: “Ruptured Plaque with Energy-Resolved Spectral Computed Tomography and K-edge Metal Nanocolloids without Calcium Interference”

MatMed Lab News: February 2014

Shaneen wins the American Chemical Society (ACS) division of colloids (COLL) Travel Award to support her 247th ACS National Meeting attendance to be held from March 16th-20th, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Congratulations Shaneen!

Prof. Pan guest edits a special thematic issue on Contrast Agents for CT Imaging of Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging (wiley).

Prof. Pan becomes a research member of UIC Cancer Center.

Sumin and Santosh are the selected winners for their best poster in Annual Postdoc Symposium at UIUC

Good news! Illinois Strategic International Partnerships (ISIP) and INSPIRE committee has decided to seed fund our project, “Nanomedicine Approach to Ovarian Cancer by Controlled Delivery of PARP Inhibitor Prodrugs Facilitated by Cell Penetrating Peptides to initiate a collaborative relationship with Prof. Ulo Langel at the Stockholm University. Thank you ISIP and INSPIRE for your decision.

MatMed Lab News: January 2014

Dr. Manas Gartia joins our lab. Manas will be dedicated some time in our lab to work on multiple projects on optical imaging and biosensors. He is jointly being supervised by Prof Pan and Prof Logan Liu.  He is playing a key role in our collaboration with the vibrant Liu Lab! Welcome Manas, we are glad to have you- let’s throw some light in the optical imaging project (pun intended!).

Divya Tankasala joins our lab. She is a junior in BIOE and a very dedicated researcher in our lab as evident from her early activities in the lab. She is teaming up with Dr. Misra and Colin Ramage to work on the next generation cardiovascular stent project. Welcome Divya, we are glad to have you!

Good News! Prof. Pan’s proposal on Liver Cancer Chemo Embolization gets funding from Campus Research Board Program. Thank you Research Board and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for your support with this seed grant. Much appreciated.