JCCC Seminar Featuring Dr. Andre Nel
Use of a Multifunctional Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System to Illustrate the Utility of Nanotherapeutics in Cancer
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
Andre Nel, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of NanoMedicine
Director, UC Center for Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology, UCLA Center for NanoBiology
Dr. Andre Nel’s chief research interests are nanomedicine and nanobiology, including nanomaterial properties that lead to biocompatible and biohazardous interactions in humans and the environment; the use of these properties to make predictions about nanomaterial safety in humans and the environment, including the safe design of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery; and the role of air pollutants in asthma, with particular emphasis on the role of ultrafine particle-induced oxidative stress in the generation of airway inflammation and airway hyperreactivity. The theme of oxidative stress as a test paradigm for nanomaterial hazard and as a predictive paradigm for initiating high throughput toxicological assessment of nanomaterials links these research aspects together.
Light Lunch Served
Sponsored by JCCC Nanotechnology Program Area