Interface of Bionanotechnology and Biomolecules

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 9:00am-10:35am EST

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Pankaj Karande, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Jessica Winter, Ohio State University

Invited Speakers:

  • Invited Speaker: Nanoparticles for Intracellular Protein Delivery- Yi Tang (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

Oral Presentations:

  • Georges Belfort, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Sieving and Transport Though the Nuclear Pore Complex: Mechanistic IDEAS and an Artificial NANO-Selective Filter
  • Laura Segatori, Rice University: Nanoparticles As Autophagy Activators
  • Bruce Gao, Clemson University: Microelectrode Array-Based Neurotoxin Biosensor with Chick Embryo CNS Neurons

Yi Tang

Yi Tang received his B.S in Chemical Engineering and Material Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1997, his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Caltech in 2002 under the mentoring of Prof. David Tirrell.  As a NIH postdoctoral fellow, he worked with Prof. Chaitan Khosla at Stanford University.  His research lab at UCLA is focused on natural product biosynthesis, biocatalysis and nanobiotechnology.  He has received numerous awards for his research; recent ones include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan P. Colburn Award (2009), the Young Investigator Award...

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