Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Single Cell Molecular Profiling: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Xiaohu Gao, Univ. of Washington, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm size range are of considerable current interest, not only because of their unique size-dependent properties but also their dimensional similarities with biological macromolecules (e.g., nucleic acids and proteins). These similarities could allow an integration of nanotechnology and biology, leading to major advances in medical diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted therapeutics.

In this talk, I will present our recent development of multifunctional nanoparticles for highly multiplexed analysis of cancer biomarkers.

Dr. Gao did his Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2004, and his postdoc at Georgia Tech and the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory. He joined the faculty in Bioengineering and the Center for Nanotechnology at the Univ of Washington in 2005. His research interests include cancer nanotechnology, molecular engineering, molecular imaging, and drug delivery. He is a member of ACS and BMES, and is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has published 80 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited over 15K times.