Emily Day’s research group has published an invited perspective in ACS Nano that overviews nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy (PTT) and discusses recent insights into the mechanisms of cell death induced by this technique. PTT utilizes nanoparticles embedded within tumors to convert laser light energy into heat to ablate cancer cells. Depending on the laser irradiation conditions, PTT produces either necrosis or apoptosis, two distinct modes of cell death that impact therapy success differently. New information on the cellular signaling pathways involved in the PTT response provides researchers with a unique opportunity to enhance PTT’s successful elimination of cancer. Day recently received an ACCEL grant for breast cancer therapy using nanotechnology.
- Kiick and Price labs awarded R01 from the National Institutes of HealthThanks to a five-year, $3 million research grant, a team of UD engineers will develop approaches to improve delivery of therapeutics to treat post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
- Orthopedics in actionUD Engineering’s Jenni Buckley develops orthopedics curriculum for high school students.
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Mackenzie ScullyBME PhD Candidate Mackenzie Scully will be defending their dissertation: Engineering Cancer Cell Membrane-Wrapped Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of Cancer Therapeutics
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Zheng CaoDate: Thursday, September 7, 2023 Time: 9:30 am
- Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Wade StewartBME PhD Candidate Wade Stewart will be defending their dissertation: Implementation of static and dynamic culture substrates to control maturation of human induced pluripotent stem cell cardiomyocytes through tunable manipulation of topographical roughness and bulk stiffness.